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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 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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    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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    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!

    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've been to school three times since it started and I've already skipped three classes, been late to five, and had several breakdowns.. I past out from lack of sleep, food and...
    anonanastasia anonanastasia 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was on a pretty good roll last week. I made it almost a week without binging at night or overeating during the day. Every evening I took the time to make a food plan for the next...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    earthlingcc11 earthlingcc11 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    earthlingcc11 earthlingcc11 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    Literally, anything in this world can scare me! good enough to get picked! I overcome many of them with spontaneity, yet few, I couldn't! Few I can overcome if I try to get easy...
    andiebaskerville andiebaskerville 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Im a mother now and a wife 2 things I didint think I would ever have. Im not broken but im bent by some of my lifes experiences. I wish I could see the world as I did as a child...
    KMBJuneBaby14 KMBJuneBaby14 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can't seem to go in a public bathroom if someone is in there. This ruins my school days and field trips where I've had to hold it in until I get a free moment at school. My...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i hate having these trust issues...it destroyed my last relationship i was in. i need help on how to overcome these issue before i go in to another relationship.
    LONELYGUY95 LONELYGUY95 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was three years old my parents were killed in a car accident. And I was sent to live with my aunt and uncle. My aunt and uncle loved me very much although my aunt was very...
    meneme1995 meneme1995 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    -Anorexia -Bulimia -Depression -Self harm/mutilation -Social phobia/anxiety (still working on this, but doing a lot better!) What have you overcome?
    Daphnaia Daphnaia 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My skin is beginning to clear up but it still makes me panic-what will I do if I can't find anything to pick at? If I'm brutally honest, I'll stop washing my hands and face (except...
    thelastflower thelastflower 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think in my past life I might have been an *******. This life is proving difficult. At 22, although I must not compare, my life is very different to others I know. I know it is...
    ThoughtfulSoul ThoughtfulSoul 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Throughout my entire life, every dream I've had about spiders was terrifying. I've been working hard to overcome my fear of spiders, and last night's dream was a sign of progress...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I think thats how long its been. I have had several different usernames. I don't remember the earliest ones... something to do with angels I think. Anyway... I'm still here. There...
    xWarriorPrincessx xWarriorPrincessx 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I leaned to deal with a lot of crap I am 15 yeah I have crap in my life I use to walk around with my head down but not anymore smiling Pulling a car with me but day by day the car...
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have had several near death experiences and i am glad to be alive. It has made me aware that life can be taken at any second! I urge you to do as I do and live life like its your...
    LoveMeNow2002 LoveMeNow2002 13-15, F Aug 20

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    have always wanted to be a total lazy *** looser.... spending all my time laying around smoking newports and getting drunk kepping my girlfriend knocked up and popping out babies...
    wannabepreggers wannabepreggers 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Hello. I do not suffer from PTSD but am friends with someone who does and in his case it's actually C'PTSD. I would like to help him and provide him good advice on socializing...
    eternal22talibat eternal22talibat 22-25, F Aug 18

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    Hello. I do not suffer from PTSD but am friends with someone who does and in his case it's actually C'PTSD. I would like to help him and provide him good advice on socializing...
    eternal22talibat eternal22talibat 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    i hate everything about this stupid illness BPD.. because of this i have lost friendships made my mom look like a terrible person. it is making me live like the "little boy who...
    xxcaylaxx xxcaylaxx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    My husband has been in jail for 2 months. He is an alcoholic and coke addict and I believe this is his rock bottom. He could be serving up to a year but is in the rehab program in...
    JillShep JillShep 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Hello. I do not suffer from PTSD but am friends with someone who does and in his case it's actually C'PTSD. I would like to help him and provide him good advice on socializing...
    eternal22talibat eternal22talibat 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I pretend that I can do this so easily but to navigate through this confusion has been so exhausting. Today, I burst into tears at the thought of my dreams just wasting away...
    myheaven myheaven 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I'v been reading through so many of these stories, And it feels good in a bad situation that i am not alone i can finally share my thoughts and feelings through this and people...
    known23 known23 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Primarily because of several years military service, I have lived several years in three countries (Germany, Iceland, and Korea) and I have been able to visit many, many others...
    21finish 21finish 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Friends and family. I have a story to tell. One that only a few have heard. I have only recently opened up about it. It is one of the reasons (of several) for my PTSD. I think this...
    MrM0J0RISIN MrM0J0RISIN 46-50, M Aug 11

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    I have food derived EIA since 2002. It has progressively become worst. I have had several severe anaphylaxis episodes. It seems as I managed it well from 2003-2010. Then things...
    Mazzotti Mazzotti 41-45, F Aug 11

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    I have debated whether I wanted to share my story but I really hope it can help someone else. We are both 26 years old. We were born 3 months apart. I consider him one of my...
    earthsky89 earthsky89 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    Last night's dream was intense, not to mention I kept waking up and falling back asleep to that same dream. Basically in this dream my brother was a huge addict, his main...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    KESHASome piece of me has been in love with KESHA since I heard the Jazz in her personality. Strange turn of phrase I know, but if Jazz is the music of notes that aren't played...
    iisTHC iisTHC 26-30, T Aug 9

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    I just had a disturbing dream. In the dream I was visiting some relatives in my house with my mother. When we were done talking to them we both went outside to get in our cars to...
    Holii35 Holii35 31-35, F Aug 9

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    I've been having CBT to overcome it and even though I'm no where near fixed, in my last session I managed to spend almost 15 minutes with a clock in the room ☺️
    HeyImChloe HeyImChloe 18-21, F Aug 9

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