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I Have Overcome Several Addictions

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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 16-17, M Oct 31, 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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    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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    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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    Over the past few years I have overcome many

    life threatening addictions. Only by God's will and mercy am I still here today.
    Bubblyme Bubblyme 18-21, F Feb 3

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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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    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!

    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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    I admit that I have social anxiety. It has held me back in my life. I would like to overcome my social anxieties. I know that with steady effort and willpower, I can and I will...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    So I wrote on here about a little over a month ago. I have suffered through depersonalization since I was 18. I took this disorder as something I would never be able to overcome...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I have the weirdest additions..I crave different smells,for example petrol,permanent markers,firelighters, mothballs, shoe polish,paint..I always love eating crunchy and powdery...
    Abigail321 Abigail321 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have the weirdest additions..I crave different smells,for example petrol,permanent markers,firelighters, mothballs, shoe polish,paint..I always love eating crunchy and powdery...
    Abigail321 Abigail321 31-35, F Apr 3

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    Let's keep the people powerless and ignorant by brainwashing them with meaningless entertainment, petty dilemmas, and addictions.
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    .My life threatening battle is Depression. How do I fight depression? Day after day struggling and fighting against something I know nothing about. Every day failing and the...
    NamelessWife NamelessWife 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well my heart got broken last night, my best friend send me a picture of her new tattoo she got with another girl, it's her other best friend. The reason it hurt me so much, I felt...
    choli choli 26-30, F Mar 31

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    My life has changed so much in two years. I quit my job (unrelated to agoraphobia) in late 2013, and since then I've been at home doing freelance writing. I've always had anxiety...
    OttieCat OttieCat 31-35 Mar 31

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    I have a mental illness, and over time u know its actually ok... It's made it a little tougher, but really obstacles are made to overcome
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    When people tell me I'm going to hell, I find it incredibly offensive because it's not only an insult to my intelligence, but it shows that they're too stupid to know they're...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 3

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    Has impressive accumulation of stuff truly overcome building a people who can stay free if aliens did attack earth. Was in town. Saw people Some smiled. If me noticed...
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    One reoccurring fantasy overcomes me when I drop a bar of soap in the shower. Yes, I fantasize about being prison raped. I would never want to go to prison, but I would definitely...
    standinginthecorner standinginthecorner 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am starting to branch out. To be honest, it doesn't have to be over night, but very gradual. I used to think remaining silent and unnoticed would be better for me, but then you...
    LeaderOfThePack LeaderOfThePack 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    ConnieConArtist ConnieConArtist 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I was diagnosed with BDD and depression in 2010. I had been seeing a therapist weekly throughout 2009 without any improvement. I tried several different anti-depressants and...
    Chinook11 Chinook11 36-40, F Apr 15

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    I can't stop myself,I have to tell someone.I was bullied a lot.By girls.They were so mean,laughing at me,mocking me,telling hurtfull words.But I was really good herarted child.Even...
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    Coming SoonThe Biggest Trance Episode of all time...Pull me up, pull me downTide comes in and tide goes out, againBut win or lost, and I lose controlThis current keeps pulling me...
    DJFrankieWilde DJFrankieWilde 22-25 4 days ago

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    www.wismanusantaraherbal.com contains information about health and how to overcome them .
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