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I Have Overcome Several Addictions

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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