Post

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I have lived my life watching my back after a demon killed my grandfather, I was only a year old when it happened the night my grandma woke up and saw a demon looking at him while...
    BornHunter BornHunter 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was in my mid 30's I was driving my car & for the first time felt my head shaking (no-no). A feeling of horror came over me, because my fraternal grandmother, "Nana", had a...
    Needtoconnect Needtoconnect 66-70, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have psoriasis on my hands, and it is beginning to spread to my nails. It isn't painful on my nails (but bloody hell does it hurt when it flares up on my skin.) It just looks...
    lattemaker lattemaker 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa in January 2013. My first flare-up was under my right armpit. I went to the dermatologist thinking it was a boil that could simply...
    Amyhealing Amyhealing 31-35, F Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had several dreams where another being has interfered with the dream or used it as a means to communicated with me. In one I experienced an induced astral projection where...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sooo, here is my story: I'm 26, average looking(i guess), and i never dated a girl. More than that, such shame to admit: i never ever kissed girl (insert “dum dum dummm” music...
    FinnnTheHuman FinnnTheHuman 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I never really paid too much attention to this especially when I was younger. According to my mom I slept all of the time. When I was awake I would disappear and probably just fell...
    linuxnurse linuxnurse 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am "re-posting" this, from something I wrote a friend.... So many folks don't know about this & it's a shame. Regarding the acne... There is a cheap, inexpensive "trick" that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In fact, I have told several people that I am a nudist. Many are co-workers and others I have known for some time. I have even told a few ladies from my church too. Most of all...
    momathercomputer momathercomputer 41-45, F 18 Responses Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey everyone. I started to go on experience project a while ago and then I took a break from it because I felt like it wasnt for me. I now feel that I seriously do need to be in a...
    3lle 3lle 16-17, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    1. Read a book intermittently and finished it in a decade. Yes! That tough! 2. Set (probably) 1k sqm of field on fire. 3. Had a minor accident last Saturday. 4. I played with...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a lot of internal conflicts. I am constantly blaming myself as to why certain things have happened to me in my life. I have secretly dealt with depression and self harm my...
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have random thoughts and some not so random. Relationships: Relationships are difficult at best. It couldn’t be any other way. You take two unique sovereign individuals...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All of those turned into scars. But multiply that by 5 or 6 and that's how my body looks now. It's basically 65% self harm scars but I know there are more coming because self...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really need to overcome my shyness. It's holding me back from everything. I have no social life. I feel like everyone else is more important than me. I hate people looking at me...
    TheShyOne1996 TheShyOne1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This picture I posted pretty much sums up how my brain has been functioning the last few years. I was diagnosed with PTSD years ago after a terrible experience. A few years later I...
    HerrExpierience HerrExpierience 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It started when i was 12 (im 16 now) i used to pull it because i was bored and now i just do it because its so addictive. Sometimes i chew it up and eat it and when i dont do it i...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 13-15, F Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a history, no one ever believes me, but yeah, depression, suicide attempts, cutting, purging, drug addictions, alcoholism, and so much more. no one will ever understand.
    ahoyitsbailey ahoyitsbailey 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My addiction isn't ordinary but its very common. My addiction effects my life and other peoples lives negatively. There is no rehab for my addiction and many people question the...
    DottyUhura DottyUhura 22-25, F Jul 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a Urolagnia. Always have been. Want to talk to other girls who are too.
    baileybugg122 baileybugg122 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As you can probably guess from the title. I suffer from social anxiety. For years now SA has ruled my life, dictating where I go, who I speak to and what I do; but now, and I...
    SubjectiveXPerfection SubjectiveXPerfection 16-17, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It started in a house with a father I did not recognize. My father was the towns sheriff and it was in the medieval era. It was a pretty regular life. I went to some sort of school...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I didn't know what true friendship was until I met my best friend. We met a year ago, when my life was at it's worse. Everyone thought they were no hope for me to change, I got on...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ... over 190 pounds (without surgery), and though I am within a healthy weight range for the 1st time of my life, I still feel very fat. The attention from men is shocking...
    mazedartist mazedartist 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    AntiHelix AntiHelix 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hmmm its time to share my feelings. What to say and from where to start dont know My sufferings begins when I took birth. I am only the son of my parents. People say he is alone...
    Ranveesingh Ranveesingh 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm probably going to stay a virgin till marriage. I've been telling myself since 15, I'm going to be a virgin till marriage and it's a challenge I'm willing to overcome. At...
    asiasproject asiasproject 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I came across this by chance and wouldn't usually sign up to these things but I wanted to share my experience. I've been afraid of death for as long as I could understand that it...
    illushun illushun 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a true believer that we determine our moods, we don't have control over very much in life, but when we can change something we should. The past few days I've been in a sad...
    notgivingintothisworld notgivingintothisworld 22-25, F Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Even own here I get scared of talking. I never understood why either. Right now I'm shaking while I type this. But I need to try and overcome this fear. I have to.
    ZetaNick ZetaNick 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For the longest time I've been the fattest person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a best friend but I always think she's out to get me now idk if I'm just so jealous of her that I imagine her being ****** to me or if she's really being a ****** friend? I...
    Honeyloveralwaysandforever Honeyloveralwaysandforever 16-17, F Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Actually, I'm highly phobic of bees, wasps, and hornets. If I see one in the , I'll feel very anxious, my breathing will change, and I ignore everything else around me while...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello there, something you might want to know about me is that I love thrill rides. Especially large roller coasters like Nitro and Bizarro at Six Flags Great Adventure. A few...
    GSquared2 GSquared2 18-21, M Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I suffer from an anxiety disorder and I get panic/anxiety attacks quite frequently. Recently I got asked to go to an exercise class and I was freaking out about going because I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 12, a freak accident in a school yard left me with a hole in my skull and 27 stitches. I'm 31 now and in talking with a counselor, I've learned that I've blamed myself...
    sb318w sb318w 31-35, M Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anybody have any tips or advice to overcome social anxiety? I have a hard time communicating so I can't make any friends. Or if I do, I feel super uncomfortable and boring.
    Maq98 Maq98 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel