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I Have Overcome Several Addictions

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    Clean Now

    By 19 I was such a strung out crackhead I lost everything important to me. The addiction became stronger then me and I couldn't see it I thought the crack was the only thing willing me to get up in the mornings. I had a great job great family and better friends and I thank god...
    trinarose trinarose 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2008

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    Wisdom of the Soul

     addcitions are really gifts to our self in which they offer an oppurtunitym to be who we really are. the world has many people who look down on addicts little do they know that they have something themselves to learn. when we really understand the power of thought and how...
    jhonspl jhonspl 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2009

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    Gaming

    I used to play online games day and night, I'd get home from school and plant my self on the computer for hours, hop off the computer to go to sleep, rinse and repeat. I prefered my online life to my real life, people didn't give me **** online, people were nice and I didn't have...
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M Oct 31, 2007

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    Freedom From Addiction!

    Once we begin to accept all aspects of our self we then can allow who we truly are to transcend the addiction. By being aware and willing to accept help the universal consciousness will rise to the occasion and you will see all the help flow into your experience. It is truly that...
    jhonspl jhonspl 51-55, M Jun 13, 2010

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    Wisdom Of The Soul!

    Looking back it seemed d for awhile that my addiction to drugs and ALCOHOL, were so much more than me . Its like i wanted drugs more than any thing in life.  The truth of the mater was that i was so much out of sorts and not in touch with whom i wanted to be. It was like...
    jhonspl jhonspl 51-55, M Mar 5, 2010

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    Wisdom of the Soul

    who we really are is so much more than any addiction that we may stuggle with! when dealing with adddiction we think that we need somthing in order to feel good. change your thoughts and change your life.
    jhonspl jhonspl 51-55, M Sep 13, 2009

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    Addiction After Addiction After Addiction . . .

    When I was a teenager they applauded:  I ran faster, jumped higher, worked harder.  They said I was driven, focused.  What I would come to realize was that I am obsessive and therefore prone to addict---to just about everything.  Cigarettes came first, then...
    alisarosenbaum alisarosenbaum 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    my mum and no one around me can see me surviving or positive or successful because it goes against their beliefs. how disgusting that your whole life is based off of someones pain...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    This is an example of someone just WANTING something bad to happen. My mum started screaming at me to turn down my music... I just was getting my headphones and making sure my...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't WAIT until I can say 'I have left my abusive family' and done it on my own. I cannot WAIT. I CAN'T WAIT. That makes me so happy that I even have SOMETHING to look forward...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I haven't gotten over all the emotional scarring but bruises heal and I had to move on.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    it wasn't physical. it was more mental. I think they thought they were being truthful. but you should never ever tell a child that they aren't intelligent enough to do anything...
    littlesadone littlesadone 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my mums only happy when I'm sad and miserable. I'm not even kidding... it's come so obvious now that it's come to the point that she'll scream outside my door like a maniac if I'm...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    She has simultaneously absolved herself of any responsibility for your obvious antipathy towards her, implied that it's something fundamentally wrong with you that makes you angry...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    No disrespect to anyone on here but to be 100% Honest, I really am so ******* tired of reading all these posts with people complaining about how bad there lives are going on here...
    LaxingBoy LaxingBoy 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I've been to Yosemite 2. I've seen baby hummingbird nests outside my window 3. I have seen Mt. Rushmore 4. I've been to the Grand Canyon 5. I've won several photography...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I am a nudist and very broadminded guy and been lucky enough to have had several broadminded girl friends and friends which has led to many sex nude adventures . If you would like...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M Jan 9

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    here is a link - this is a list of over 100 anxiety symptoms we COULD have during an attack. I have had several. http://www.anxietyzone.com/index.php?topic=17050.0 and people...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Our daughter turned 3 months a few days ago. Last week my Latina wife told me she would like to return to her country "for a while". Her mood was casual when she said this, but her...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So I have been on a journey trying to quit my addictions. So far I have quit smoking cigarettes(weed is a different story). I have quit coffee(this was sooooo hard and still is...
    orcore orcore 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    For the majority of my youth I was athletic, smart, enthusiastic, and overall an extremely sociable person. I was a varsity lettermen for swimming my freshmen year of high school...
    durden284 durden284 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Since my anaesthetic several days ago, my brain has been going crazy especially when I sleep. I have so many dreams in a night, but this one was a special one when I had a nap. I...
    uggh uggh 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    After being together for none years, six married, it's over. I found out she'd been cheating with several guys over the last couple years. Are there any good women left out there...
    decker5479 decker5479 31-35, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My childhood friend, Cyrus. He was found dead by police less than a week ago. He killed himself after he killed a man, and shot another several times. The news claims that he was...
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I want to overcome this... Help me... Where should I start? What other people do that they are happy and thriving? What's wrong with me?
    Parisiano Parisiano 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    What is Addiction? It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Timeline part 4. And the story continues. Leave it to me to make the simplest things as complicated as any novel. After Caryn's death I continued to live and work as before. My...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    Yes I have it and I hate it,I want to get help but sometimes I don't want help from others. I realized lately I start to get depressed for no reason and I am sometimes irritable...
    AJMClassof2014 AJMClassof2014 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    As someone who has diminished anxiety's power over life, I can honestly preach that meds are NOT the only way to take control back. I believe that anxiety is here to teach us about...
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I really need some advice I have thought about my situation too much and I just keep getting stuck. I've had an alcoholic father and sister who have both recovered I know what it's...
    jeanie08 jeanie08 22-25 1 Response Jan 3

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    Everyone has there inner demons that put you down and make you think bad things are going to happen or something you are when you are not being positive is the best way to defeat...
    rach232323 rach232323 18-21, F Jan 3

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    I fear and crave intimacy simultaneously. So many times break my own heart by letting fear win out. I may lose someone very special to me if I continue with this problem for one...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Is it nasty leading one person on hoping it'd trigger something, just to overcome someone else? I don't want to hurt anyone, I always end up doing it anyways.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I thought he was the one and I'd be lying if I denied still feeling that way. It's 2015. I spent 2012-2013 waiting for him to get his **** together and come around, despite knowing...
    sad1243 sad1243 31-35, F Jan 4

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    My brother just turned 18, but this happened in the summer when he was 17. I'm not going to go into much detail in order to protect him. Anyways, my family has a vacation house...
    Hey121212 Hey121212 22-25, F Jan 8

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    It hit me so hard last night and this morning. I know I will never be able to overcome my shyness/nervousness. I haven’t had not even one friend in going on seven years I haven...
    MadDog21 MadDog21 31-35, M Jan 10

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    "What Faith Can Do" - Kutless 2011Everybody falls sometimesGotta find the strength to riseFrom the ashesAnd make a new beginningAnyone can feel the acheYou think it's more than...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I got my first dui in August of 2014. I was at home drinking on a Friday night when a family member called. They were going through a hard time and needed me. I thought I was okay...
    Vsmommy Vsmommy 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I have been through a few traumas. I am very slow to trust and open up. I'm very quick to distrust and withdraw. If provoked, I begin escalation of force. I feel trapped, sad...
    efron1 efron1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    When you realize that everything is not working out for you. Everything just sucks, my life seems to push my down, and having this emptiness inside, drowns me in sadness that I can...
    XxscarsxX XxscarsxX 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Some strange things happen to me when I get really angry, like blackouts, but first off my 110 pound friend (really skinny I know) apparently pissed me off and then *poof* blackout...
    InsaneELi InsaneELi 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I have major trust issues. Unfortunately, most people don't understand and that causes me to lose a lot of friends. Luckily, I've been working to overcome this. Maybe one day I can...
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    COCKROACHES. The most vile creatures I've ever dealt with. Small ones. Large ones. Ones you could put a saddle on. They were so bad in Philly I had to leave town. Lousy landlords...
    seewhathappens seewhathappens 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Im going back to school on tuesday and ive been out since end of school last year. I think its time to grow some nuts and overcome my anxiety...
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Do u remember what you were doing in the summer of 1984 I do For me 1984 meant struggle It brought about sadness for my family. Teaching me how to overcome adversity. For...
    Longislandangel Longislandangel 70+, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a freshman in college and this has been the worst experience for me by far. Besides getting bullied in middle school and having problems in high school. I'm once again a loner...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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