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I Have Overcome Several Addictions

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    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...
    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...
    jhonspl jhonspl 46-50, 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...
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M Oct 31, 2007

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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...
    jhonspl jhonspl 46-50, M Mar 5, 2010

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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...
    jhonspl jhonspl 46-50, M Jun 13, 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...
    jhonspl jhonspl 46-50, 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...
    alisarosenbaum alisarosenbaum 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    mmogank12 mmogank12 22-25, F Mar 19

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    I have overcome Schizophrenia!!! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I was just recently diagnosed with this ugly virus and I'm struggling so hard to think positive. My hardest thing to overcome is the fact that people will not view me as the old me...
    tg6199 tg6199 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I got necrotizing fasciitis in my right arm, back and shoulder, AKA, the flesh eating bacteria, 2 years ago. Doctors suspected I got it from the mouth during some intense root...
    tikimon tikimon 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been struggling with trich for almost 2 years but i all started when I was a toddler, I would twirl my hair and pull it fascinated by the thought of loosing hair but in 2012 i...
    ghoulls ghoulls 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I have many scars. I used to be clumsy as a kid, so I have a lot of scars from trips and falls. But..mostly, I have a lot of scars from self-mutilation. I don't have a...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm at what was supposed to be) my last semester of my senior year in college. During this semester I realized that I do not want to make a career out of my major. At the same...
    AdelaideGray AdelaideGray 22-25 Mar 28

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    "Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 Apr 5

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    I have had several nightmares about Flo, the girl in the commercials for Progressive Insurance. She murders me, by stabbing me to death, or by eating me Hannibal Lector style. It's...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    i have been dealing with HS since i was 13 years old. i have had several surgeries and they are still no cure for this. I cant move sometimes or go to work or school. i just...
    kreed31 kreed31 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have been dealing with keloids since I was a young child. I have had several surgeries. Now as an adult I have them across my chest and one under my chin. They itch and are...
    mzfayfay mzfayfay 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    First of all í want to excuse my spelling and grammar i am not native to english i am from Iceland. I have had several of these experinces though must of them happened to me as a...
    notendanafn notendanafn 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    PRIOR TO- I was a 35 year old at about 185 lbs otherwise healthy I lead an active lifestyle and eat a reasonably healthy diet. THE INCIDENT- July 2013: A week of pain and suffering...
    sheffw99 sheffw99 31-35, M Mar 17

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    and depression and ocd. but, lately the social anxiety just gets worse and worse. i cant even keep a job because i cant stand that people see me. it makes me want to hide.. i get...
    lt623 lt623 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I struggle to talk to people. I consider myself as an introvert . I don't know how to overcome this problem. When I go out I feel left out . I just wonder if I suffer from...
    cheekyp cheekyp 18-21, F Mar 30

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    when i was little i got eczema. i was able to overcome it during high school but it was replace by constantly having boils. again i overcome this problem however because of wearing...
    cltv624 cltv624 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Well I'm pretty much homeless again... Moving from place to place at least... "Couch surfing" as it were. The first few nights were awkward at best, but I tried to make the most...
    Anonymouself Anonymouself 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Acquire a several of the ranking joggers of the modern years, trendy in golf, court game game, softball together with different passe-temps, favor Nike shoe. you've Bench mark...
    mmogooglegame mmogooglegame 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I've never been pull free as far as I can remember, but the past week I'd only had the occasional pick rather than a pulling spree... Until yesterday when I had a really stressful...
    mblo2984 mblo2984 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    At my school there are dozens of cute girls and the boys only pay attention to them and not to the rest of the girls. It makes me feel ugly and unwanted and I get extremely jealous...
    CeeCeeBaybeex3 CeeCeeBaybeex3 13-15, F Mar 20

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    My classmates and I were taking the "Are you left-brained or right-brained?" test on the internet, unfortunately, I was next to the guy I didn't like and he was messing around with...
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I desperately want to over come my fear of driving. It's seriously preventing me from being independent. Anyone have any advice to offer on this?...
    SirenSong13 SirenSong13 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Synesthesia has to be the biggest thing I had to overcome after my car accident. While yes, the death of my parents wrecked me emotionally, my sister was able to help me with...
    JustGetBackUp JustGetBackUp 18-21 1 Response Mar 28

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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Hiya!!!:) soooooo, tonight we r going to be having t-storms and tbh, t-storms are petrifying ......I'm just so tired of being scared, staying up late, not being able to do whatever...
    Runawayday Runawayday 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    He's a boy I met on this site, he's an amazing person.. and we instantly became best friends.. But now a days he's never chatting with me, I wonder why.. I was really hurt, I don't...
    sagittariansunderathena sagittariansunderathena 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I hate people always putting others down! All people are beautiful! All people are smart! When people finally realize this there will be so much less conflict. When the power of...
    Datboiichen Datboiichen 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have mild agoraphobia. I can leave my home and I do things hours away, so I have a pretty decent sized "comfort zone". The problem is that my agoraphobia has really prevented me...
    an2012 an2012 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    All my life I've had obstacles that I've had to personally overcome myself, I didn't quite understand why I was going through such things when I was younger but because I'm much...
    AaleeyahPetty AaleeyahPetty 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Well today i knew my attendence was not enough to complete this semester.Another bad semester, a failed one , a terrible one.And i have no one to tell to, its in my mind, i carry...
    edwn112 edwn112 18-21, M Mar 27

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    well what can i say i have had this from pueberty and thought i was alone in the world with this affliction. couldn't take my t-shirt off for years in front of family and friends...
    tomoriordan32 tomoriordan32 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Everynight I lay in bed and say never again. "Tomorrow will be different" but no..it's always the same, it never stops, I'm worthless, I can see how my friends are so happy and I'm...
    tnbc12 tnbc12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I had a bad repetitive strain injury as a result of being a guitarist studying music at university. It forced me to quit school in my final year. To complicate things, I also lost...
    AJWalton AJWalton 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm in nursing school, i've been required to go to these meetup groups once a week for the past 4 months. I never thought of this as a place for friendships to be made..but i...
    7Saren 7Saren 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have a fear of barbers and barber's shops. I think it originates from my childhood and being taken to the barbers by my mum. Perhaps I'm scared of having my hair cut too short, I...
    hairguy49 hairguy49 46-50, M Apr 7

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    Case#1 Part two: I am lying bound and gagged on a bed in my schoolgirl outfit. I can’t see or hear anything in this quiet room. The cloth tied around my eyes is real tight...
    schoolgyrlKaren schoolgyrlKaren 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have mild PTSD. I show a lot of the symptoms but not too intensely. But sometimes, something happens, it's like a switch gets flipped and I panic. I'm overcome by anxiety and...
    missalkali missalkali 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am happy to have found this site. Everytime I get a spell, several times daily, my anxiety level goes through the roof. I end up crying with fear and frustration. I will have all...
    lindaraeweisel lindaraeweisel 41-45 Mar 29

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    I have many but one is the most obvious but often missed. I was 4 yrs old, telling friends I would see them soon at the lake. I started back to my grandma's house as mom was...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Having EN is an experience that I do not want to re-live again. I cannot count the number of times that I cried in despair because of this. Aside from having very painful and...
    anya1988 anya1988 22-25 Mar 31

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    I am a stay at home mom that was by my husbands side before we had anything at all. We were once sitting in a park eating out of plastic disposable containers with our kids asking...
    linda233 linda233 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    In 5th grade this girl known to be mean bully became my girlfriend but all I saw was a hot girl. She became my girlfriend and always hit me extremely hard in the arms, torso and...
    weakling7 weakling7 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok I know this is going to sound silly, but I don't just hate grocery shopping. I am legitimately SCARED of grocery stores. Being in a grocery store to me is like being trapped in...
    goodgirl180 goodgirl180 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I met my first true love in my second year of university. We dated for two years. He was wonderful, kind and thoughtful. I broke up with him, breaking his heart and mine in the...
    garcia78 garcia78 31-35 Mar 20