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I Have An Opiate Addiction

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    Day 100!! Oh wow, that's an awesome feeling

    while typing that in! 100 days clean... I honestly never believed that I could make it past a week but here I am =) I nearly relapsed around day 80 but immediately called a supportive friend & he helped me through it. Just looking back to that moment is rough, it shows me how...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    1988

    I was in a car accident. The car rolled over on me. Broke my back.Crushed my pelvis. I was never to walk again. I am 47 I am still walkin I had to learn how again ,but I am so sick of the pills. PLZ I need someone to talk to tonight. I am having a hard time.
    Janrayburn Janrayburn 46-50, F 2 Responses May 29, 2012

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    I Thought It Was Supposed To Get Easy.

    W.T.F.!!!! I have been clean for a week. I also have suboxone to help me. I have spoke with a lot of people about this, and was told that it gets easier with every day, but I can't get it out of my head. I have a good job, but a tough boss. I also have my girlfriend of 4 years...
    cdsaz cdsaz 26-30 5 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    9 Years And Counting

    well i was 12 years old when my back started hurting way more then any 12 yr olds should.....found out my my L4 and L5 verts. were out off allignment and pinching a nerve....by 14 the doctors started giving me lortabs...of course then i only needed mabey 15-20mgs to help...well...
    startedtooyoung startedtooyoung 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    10 Opiate Addiction Going To Treatment Today Need Positive Thoughts Please!

    Hi... I have been addicted to pills, hydrocodone, percocet, oxycodone for 10 years now. Quit 7 times on my own only to get right back on it within weeks sometimes days. Quit one time for 5 months but switched to alcohol in placement. Last week I saw a friend going through...
    kerils kerils 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    How Did It Turn Into This?

    I am 24 years old and have the world in my grasp. I'm in college, working in clinicals, have a great boyfriend and a great family, but I have been struggling with addiction for about 3 years now. It all started with my last boyfriend, who introduced them to me, giving me one...
    HanPhil HanPhil 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    Mylife

    I have brittle bones disease. AKA Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 3. I am very familiar with broken bones and fractures. I started taking vicodin for broken ribs and hip bones in my late teens early twenties. I am now 33. I don't want to stop taking them. My reason being I feel...
    regretIteverhappened regretIteverhappened 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    I need help and advice.

    I currently take 10-12 10mg of hydrocodone a day. I have tried cold turkey and that did not go well at all! I now want to try to taper. I love them in the morning and usually start my day with 30mg. I have recently figured out I can manage on 40mg a day. I would love to check...
    mmlovers mmlovers 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    25 Days Clean

    I've made it almost a month! I haven't fallen off once. I've never been so proud of myself. The withdrawals are gone, my cravings creep up from time to time but I push them away & I have faith that in time they'll be gone completely. I'm sleeping like a baby & my energy is coming...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    I Never Wanted It To Be Like This!!

    I have a serious history of addiction..Ive been on meth, crack, all that. But i ended up on drug court and then to prison and bak out on drug court again... In october of 2012 i graduated drugcourt after being clean for 3 1/2 yrs... well, when i was 16 yrs old i was in a very bad...
    kaykay0220 kaykay0220 36-40, F Feb 22, 2013

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    turfman14 turfman14 22-25, M Aug 27

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    Struggling

    I am a 26yo mom of 3. It started when i was 16 and my mom would give me Viocden for my bad period cramps. Then it got bad when I had hernia surgery from delivering my first son. It got a little worse after my second hernia surgery from my 2nd pregnancy. When was carrying my 3rd...
    ScrewdUpBigTm ScrewdUpBigTm 26-30 3 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    This Has Gone On Way Too Long!

    So I'm a 29 year old female and, well, this is the first time I've shared with anyone that I am seriously addicted to Vicodin, Percocet and even Morphine. Pretty much any painkiller. I started taking them about 3-4 years ago. I have struggled with addiction my whole life. At 15...
    Whospearedbill Whospearedbill 26-30 2 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    9 Days Clean

    I'm going into my 10th day clean & I've never felt better! I'm still having withdrawal symptoms but the clarity & happyness I feel makes it worth every second of pain. My family is proud, I haven't seen my fiance smile this way in years.. I feel so good about myself!! Every time...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F Sep 26, 2013

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    There Is A Monkey On My Back !!!

    When I was 16 yrs. old I had a bad car accident and fractured my C6-C7 vertebra in my neck and it ruined my life. They did surgery and put metal and new bone in my neck. They loaded me up with percocets and lortabs. I have been addicted to them ever since and I am now 22 years...
    caydensmom caydensmom 22-25 1 Response Jun 18, 2011

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    I have an opiate addiction.

    I'm looking for someone to talk to that really wants to stop too
    shamus1234 shamus1234 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 7

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    Battling Addiction

    Hello everyone, I'm new here...I have been struggling for about 10 years off and on for about 10 years. It started with legit prescriptions then turned to me spend so much money on pills that I don't want to think about it, probably at least a few thousand dollars. I tried using...
    Livingdoll06 Livingdoll06 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Opiates Addiction Sucks!!!!

    Hi All, I'm a 39 years old male and been battling opiates for almost 20 years!!!!! And it's I'm 5 day clean going 2 doc at 3:00 2 day and im not even thinking about subs my buddie has been clean for 9 month and he told me 2 ask 4 maletroic or something like that cause...
    KurtyLuv246 KurtyLuv246 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    I'm now 2+ years clean of a serious addiction

    of opiates . I Just want to pay it forward and Help someone going through it that is Honest and serious. I did it on my own. It wasn't fun but it didn't kill me . I am LOVING my new life. I didn't do it over night, but Did it ! Hydrocodone, percs viccoden Methadone . All gone...
    Cleannow Cleannow 56-60, M 8 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Help Me Through Withdrawls

    going through opiate withdrawl. What can i do at home and over the counter to help allieviate the mental and physical sypmtoms. please help!
    oneofakind99 oneofakind99 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Don't Want It All Just Happiness

    Hello everyone, I'm a 20 year old male and have been using opiates for about four years. I'm not normally fond of chat rooms but honestly has gotten to the point where I just want some guidance and more or less someone to talk to. Grew up in the whole scene and everything...
    BucketAAR92 BucketAAR92 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    I Hate This.

    I'm 21 years old and have been addicted to oxycodone for 2.5 years, since the birth of my son. I was lonely, sad and in pain when my mom & nanai (grandma) gave me an oxycodone 10 mg. and it was like a ray of sunshine came into my life. I felt happy despite my sons biological...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F Sep 22, 2013

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    A Man Who Never Knew

    I was a very active young man and always worked to get my family what they needed. I was married at the age of 20 and was a very happy man never had a doubt that wasnt easy to fix most of the time when I was 25 I hurt my back on the job and was introduced to opiates.I never knew...
    icon38 icon38 41-45 Apr 8, 2012

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    Opiates+Depression=Hell

    I hate the word depression. I hate it so much. Maybe it's because I'm really depressed and in somewhat denial about it. The whole depression thing is over-rated. When somebody asks me what's wrong I have no words anymore to describe how I'm feeling. Mostly I feel like I'm...
    beautifulcorpse beautifulcorpse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Dilaudid Horror Story

    I am 27 and addicted to dilaudid. I tried dilaudid less than a year ago. I absolutely loved it. I started to noticed if I didn't have it, I didn't feel good. Now I am full blown sick day by day,as I go further and further into debt, each day is a struggle, emotionally...
    needing1help needing1help 26-30, F Oct 14, 2013

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    Pills

    My personal experience with pills. The feeling slowly spreads through your head gradually taking over your mind, your senses begin to dull. As the world slowly starts to fade around you. Every problem suddenly feels smaller, racing thoughts slow to a snails pace and become...
    thatonemexicanguy thatonemexicanguy 18-21, M Jul 29, 2013

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    Opiate Cravings

    I used to love those pills. They made me feel at one with the Universe. My lifetime mood disorder finally cleared up thanks to my friends, tram, oxy, roxi..I became so much more pleasant to be around on pills, and even recieved props from people clueless of what I was up to. My...
    mariaweeks mariaweeks 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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    Day 45!

    I feel like I should randomly update this during my recovery to give hope to others who are going through opiate addiction or withdrawals. Today is day 45.. I remember last Halloween having to shovel oxy's down just to go trick r treating with my baby & family. This Halloween I...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    33 Yr. Old Was Taking Dialuadid And Oxycodone For Migraines And Now Maybe Addicted

    I am 33 yr. female. wife and mother of one. I slowly was being given dilaudid at the er for migraines because nobody can figure out where the migraines are from. this has been going on for 8 months. I have only had the oxycodone for 2 months. I am now off of everything since...
    holly79 holly79 31-35 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    Day 67!

    Over 2 months and I don't miss it at all. I had one moment a little over a week ago, when I left my fiance'. I thought for just a second that a pill could make me happy. And just that one second feeling that way disgusted me. I am so much stronger than that. I don't worry about...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    Mmmmmm Opiates!

    Some people like beer... others like chocolate.... I LOVE Opiates. I am glad to say that I am not as bad an addict as I was, meaning I know longer shoot the stuff up and gobble handfuls of pills... but, yeah, I'm getting there.
    EffectsHer EffectsHer 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Dilaudid Horror Story

    Looking for admins to a facebook dedicated to addiction. Anybody interested please message me. If you have a facebook account and wish to particapate in the making and work to this page, pease let me know.******************** I am 27, and addicted to Diluadid. This drug is...
    needing1help needing1help 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    Got my oxycodone dependency under 'control'-

    decreased from 10 pills a day to maybe 1-2 a day. Usually just use them now to take the edge off or keep withdrawals at bay. I've been on this fine line for a couple of months. Not a healthy way to live, I know, but I'm working towards that final push to get down to 0!! Things...
    laletson laletson 31-35, F 1 Response May 12

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    Well here we are, I've been clean about 6 months

    and feel great. I'm almost 12 weeks pregnant & veryyy happy. The fiance' and my son are beyond excited about our new addition and we're looking into purchasing our first home before the baby gets here =) 7 months ago I would have never pictured my life the way it is now. I...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Hi My Name Is Jack And I Started With Oxy

    And it progressed into shooting up a gram or two of heroin a day.I am finally man enough to seek help. I was always to tough to ask for help or thought no one knew better than me. But I realized I cannot do it on my own this disease is crippling it has brought me to my knees...
    mufasa1969 mufasa1969 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Please Let There Be A Light At The End Of This Tunnel

    I will be 43 on Thursday, I have been addicted to opiates for 10 plus years. A year ago I was introduced to heroin and the needle, my life consists of where and how am I going to get something today so I won't be sick! I don't want to live like this anymore, I have an appointment...
    krissylee0509 krissylee0509 41-45, F 4 Responses May 5, 2013

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    I have an addiction. I went through the 12 step program. I stayed free of my addiction for three month. I used prayer and my group as tools to recovery. Over the last month I...
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    I am so baffled right now. It's my first year of marriage. When we first met we didn't do drugs. Then we did hydrocodone at work waiting tables. We became a couple and went from...
    ladyeljay ladyeljay 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I gnaw the epidermis off my fingertips. And i cant stop it. It feels nice to have something to chew on i guess... You think that weird? Is there anyone you know that has the same...
    NoxAnon NoxAnon 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There are things I really don't want, or need, but I crave..... Luckily it's nothing as bad as cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs, but actually it's just as serious. List: -High carb...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Aug 23

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    I love cars I have sold very few cars except ones that were strictly drivers. I now drive a 2003 Wrangler. It's great because it is hard to hurt in parking lots etc and in snow its...
    kansaswood kansaswood 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I was highly addicted to Tylenol pm pills for years. I won't say the number of pills I took on a nightly basis because, well, you wouldn't believe me if I told you. I built up a...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M Sep 3

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    I love it so much and I just can't stop! My waistline just keeps expanding and I keep getting fatter.
    jdoe1234567 jdoe1234567 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Been reading about this leaf/extract-stuff from Asia, and it seems to be a pretty good source of relief for people with anxiety, or pain, or opiate/heroin addiction even. There...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I love everything about them. That warm rush in my arms and legs just soothes every fiber of my being. If I had any physical pain just moments before it vanishes entirely along...
    garagedad garagedad 18-21, T Aug 23

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    Managed to find some Tramadol:) I love my opiates soooo much! ;)
    notsoprettyhatemachine notsoprettyhatemachine 18-21, M Sep 1

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    MIRACLES Do Happen If You Stay (This is my updated experience I posted about 6 years ago, I lost my account and so I am reposting and updating some information on it...
    CabbyKelly CabbyKelly 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I've always convinced myself that it was because I had coursework or needed to prepare for an exam, but the reason for my adderall addiction started before I'd even tried it. When...
    shmannabelle shmannabelle 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I don't know what to do... I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years and until 2 days ago I had no idea he was a compulsive gambler. He is a really lovely person who treats me...
    randomrach363 randomrach363 18-21, F Aug 20

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    The combination of those aspects of treatment can assist the person from Austin to obtain to the basis from the drug or alcohol habit; this give them Using the finest prospect of...
    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have a terrible gambling addiction and am losing everything
    terry19 terry19 26-30, M Aug 18