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I Have a Loved One With a Substance Abuse Problem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    My Sister Is Hooked On Meth

    My whole family has been turned upside down by my sister's meth problem. I'm pretty sure she's involved in manufacturing. I'm getting sick of cleaning up her life for her, and my mom is too. Stealing, lying, being gone from home for days on end... it's getting old. We're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 13, 2006

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    My Husband Is An Alcoholic

    I have been married for 17 yrs to a man who has literally changed before my eyes. Alcoholism, I am learning, is a progressive disease. He was nice when we were dating but he has a dark side that he hid well from me. He is mean and neglectful. The alcohol makes everything worse...
    valene4 valene4 46-50, F 4 Responses May 23, 2011

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    My Son

    My son has bi polar and has been medicated for the past 7 years.  He has been doing fairly well living outside our home the past 2 years.  However when he was home visiting recently I found a pipe in his pockets when doing his laundry.  We've come to find out that...
    want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    I miss all of my loved ones who passed away. They are in heaven now
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    That frickin HURT! I raised my children without any type of physical abuse...no one deserves to be hit.
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    Just found out my 11 year old son has Asperger's syndrome. I have suspected for a while, and the reason it went undiagnosed for so long is because he is so academically gifted. In...
    SoShellyBye SoShellyBye 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    ..and lost on more than one occasion, and have been grateful for those encounters, not bitter.
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    It was my teacher.... Sometimes my **** gets on the wrong side of my boxers and i shift them often(it happens!). Well one time, I shifted it during class (more like 8 times XD...
    VintageNebula85 VintageNebula85 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I went to visit a friend and his live in girlfriend for the weekend. Her niece was there for the weekend too. We ended up spending the night together and did it twice that night...
    Equus7 Equus7 46-50, M a week ago

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    The Switch Was Displayed in Public Sometime, when I reached my early teens, my parents decided to add the willow switch to their arsenal of implements. They felt that whatever the...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M a week ago

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    Friday night is date night... Well Netflix date night I should say. Going to go shopping, get goodies, chill on the sofa with my duvet and watch a few episodes of American Horror...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    My son is 4 yrs old and was diagnosed with HD at 17 days old. He had his first surgery at 21 days old and gotten a colostomy bag. He had a reversal at four months, didn't work so...
    Rymae87 Rymae87 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I have really negative thoughts about the human life. How shall I put this, there is a phrase that goes something like "some people want to see the world burn" well my thoughts...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    **** YOU RISINGPHOENIX54! If brains were toilet paper you wouldn't have enough to wipe your ***!
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Feb 4

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    My baby sister ,who is 19 has autism.... I love her so much ! She means alot to me, I wouldn't even want to imagine my life without her
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I'd never felt like that about anyone before... I doubt I ever will again... He knew that and completely ripped me to pieces. I feel so worthless, so inadequate, so lonely. I miss...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    One Taste of how MEAN you are and how Finicky. God All I pointed out was the "I like you!" "You're a stuck up *****!" guys and being proud of not being like them. I don't know...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Feb 3

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    Hi I'm new to this lol I'm looking for tips and support with people how are in the same situation my son was diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism at 10 days old he's now 18...
    Fuse07 Fuse07 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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     Husband Asks Wife To Draw What’s On Her Mind, Gets More Than He Expected http://www.boredpanda.com/husband-asks-wife-draw-how-women-think-female-brain/?image_id...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F Feb 2

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    Oh, how my heart goes out to you. If only I could take away your pain. My heartfelt love and prayers go out to all who are experiencing a loss. Hopefully, I might bring you a...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    And it's probably not what you're expecting. Whenever I go walking I can always tell where hunters have been. First I see the tire prints of the truck in the mud and then all...
    growgirl growgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    No one to talk :( my life is like I don't know whom to talk. I don't have anything right now. The things I used to have are now vanishing day by day. things and life are slipping...
    April2016 April2016 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I am extremely ticklish ESPECIALLY on my soft, sensitive, size 10.5 bare soles ;) Message me if you want to see pictures or videos of them being tickle tortured!
    dewnOEWF dewnOEWF 18-21, M Jan 30

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    I am extremely ticklish ESPECIALLY on my soft, sensitive, size 10.5 bare soles ;) Message me if you want to see pictures or videos of them being tickle tortured!
    dewnOEWF dewnOEWF 18-21, M Jan 30

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    Spent a night with a guy I met on EP! I'll keep his user name anonymous, but wanted to say we had a great time! Leaving his house with 3 loads in me. At least I don't have to wash...
    millieann millieann 26-30, F 14 Responses Jan 30

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    The ones you love that have left this great earth that is... I was sorting through mail this morning at work. A letter from a vendor showed up, and it just happened to be the...
    aczagutierrez aczagutierrez 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I had a personal best yesterday. At work, I had to deal with a patient who chewed my *** out over everything, no matter what it was. Even if it didn't pertain to her, she was going...
    ladypirates0007 ladypirates0007 22-25, F Jan 28

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    I used to, now with better knowledge I don't have trouble with criticism but I have trouble with ignorants!
    FierceFox FierceFox 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Omg it really is turning out to be one of those crappie days!!
    ginaw35 ginaw35 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    This is going to be what i finally get to do, i have a list of all my movies im excited to watch all alone with hot Cocoa n my Cuddle pup Snoopy.! Here in Nj we had a serious...
    Jacy5064 Jacy5064 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    GUYS I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT ONE PERSON HAS BEEN CURED FROM DIABETES! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE. GOD I AM CRYING TEARS OF JOY BECAUSE MY LIFE REVOLVES AROUND THE STUPID...
    kanissen kanissen 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Because I'm weird and I rarely find girls who are into what I'm into. I just have to settle for normal girl and keep my feish a secret..
    facebully facebully 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    uuuuuhg those days when you dont want any human interaction and virtually fall into a hole and ignore everyone but your anime
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25

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    My father died two years ago. I just wanted to say I'm sorry. I wasn't there when he passed away because I was too scared. I'm sorry dad.
    AnorakPhan AnorakPhan 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    welp I quess I should tell you. me and abby have had a awesome baby girl. Named
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Everyday it seems my friends are either dying, get arrested, or just disappear from my life. And I can't talk to my family about anything but I know they love me. The struggles.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24

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    Just had one and it was awsome just what I needed having been single for four months. Feel so tingly and satisfied now. God that was good.
    staceyhuggs staceyhuggs 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    My brain can process criticism. I know when it's true or when people are being unfair, and I'm okay with that. But in that very moment I cannot control my emotions. My eyes will...
    Annelina Annelina 18-21, F Jan 23

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