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I Have Overcome Several Addictions

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I am a 44 yr old male who passed my first kidney stone when I was 12 and I was diagnosed with Medullary Sponge Kidney in 2004 when I had to give up my job as an X-Ray Tech because...
    stoner2 stoner2 41-45, M Sep 23

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    Do you remember how hard it is to beg for your professor just to get a passing grade? It doesn't matter if it's low grade atleast it's a passing grade. And how many fails you did...
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    The first time I was ‘spotted’ naked that I can remember was quite embarrassing! Back in my early twenties, I had been doing some car maintenance on the shared access by the...
    DewiNatural DewiNatural 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    nothing has changed since all of this begun...every effort i make to return to god only makes things worse...i have prayed, tried to stand on faith, cried[still do] begged and...
    brokenhope4ever brokenhope4ever 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm really a shy person, specially when I'm with someone I've just met. It's so hard for me also to deal with guys.. I really find it hard to be at ease when I'm with them.. how I...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Casting for a new cable television show Struggling with a phobia or chronic affliction that is interfering with your daily life Do you have uncontrollable hand tremors a...
    AL8X AL8X 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have a few questions regarding my problem. Im an air-hostess and have to wear saree almost everyday. We girls usually wear our sarees a little below our navels with trying to...
    RamyaAirHostess RamyaAirHostess 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 1

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    My husband has been cheating on me with very young teenage prostitutes. We have been together 20 years. We are losing everything we worked for because of his drug, alcohol...
    taylorbubber taylorbubber 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Hello everybody. I'm a new member here, but I'm not a "new heartbreak". My heart is broken long time ago. First of all, I want say that I’m amazed with Experience Project, and I...
    Dams3lfly Dams3lfly 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I, like many people these days, have found myself caught up in p*rn. I didn't mean to do it, and I didn't realize what it was until it was too late and I was already in. I have...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Amy Manifests in Farrah By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/HPIinternational...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Sep 7

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    I met an amazing woman a few months ago. She has reminded me what life is all about, she respects my boundaries, and helps me overcome my fears. She is everything I have ever hoped...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Does anyone here know how I can overcome this ? any suggestions ? This is becoming serious ! :/
    Nayera Nayera 16-17 4 Responses Sep 2

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    I have crippling anxiety at times. It will interfere with my sleep, and when I do sleep, I have terrible horrific nightmares. Just last night I was having horrible anxiety about my...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I developed anxiety about 2 years ago. I never really had it much before. I have always been a bit of a worrier, but nothing constant. 2 years ago, however, right after I had to...
    aliciav22 aliciav22 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Looking back on my past, getting ready to share my story is not easy. Coming out with the truth of my life, makes me realize that I am lucky to be where I am. It helps me remind...
    Emifromaround Emifromaround 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Unfortunately, I don't often succeed. It has gotten worse since I am pregnant. I completely lose it emotionally and put my poor husband through hell. I expect him to understand...
    VerveMum VerveMum 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I like to think of myself as a person that's not afraid of anything. And physically that is true, I'm always up for a challenge. I have no phobias. Snakes would be the closest, but...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I haven't been so blessed as to see my guardian angel but I know I must have one. I can think of two instances where he saved my life. The first time was on a youth summer camp...
    thecatholicbookworm thecatholicbookworm 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    This isn't exactly about my own switching, although I got several into my teen years about which I have posted stories. Instead, I am writing about a story I just saw on T.V. about...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Talk about spooky dreams... (Perhaps inspired by EP?) I saw this troll eating a dog. Overcome by this disturbing chill, I was so creeped out...that 'It' woke me right up. I...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I have always enjoyed quietness. I don't like babies crying or people talking loudly on the phone, or people whispering in lectures.. I moved back home halfway through my second...
    leo1292 leo1292 22-25, F Sep 16

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    Last night i had a very strange dream while sleeping at home. In my dream I was walking in my house at night down to the basement and all of a sudden thick black smoke started...
    speleo13 speleo13 22-25, M Sep 16

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    the thought that i might never overcome this terrifies me. i'm so angry that i started this.
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F Sep 17

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    Shoulder riding. Having someone sitting on your shoulders with their legs wrapped round you in the small of your back is an unusual experience but a pleasant one.It has happened to...
    charles678 charles678 70+, M Sep 18

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    I'm 29 years old, and I have a great amount of social anxiety all the time. When I meet new people, I'm extremely awkward and shy and I don't feel like I can be myself around them...
    AdamLINY AdamLINY 26-30, M Sep 18

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    I have a really hard time with intimacy. I know I'm not a bad looking guy but I'm terribly shy around girls. I hide it by joking all the time but I really struggle with sharing...
    AdamLINY AdamLINY 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Today was Cass's turn. In some ways Cass's problems are obvious - he has all three types of tics that qualify for Tourette's, for example. But in many ways he has hidden problems...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I decided to say my story about my Depersonalization Disorder. I began to be really depressed when i moved away from my family and really good friends. I got into this horrible...
    A0927T A0927T 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Well lets see first off there are two guys, each perfect in their own special way and yet completely different. the first one, lets call him Bo, is smart and funny and weird. He's...
    INTPisMe INTPisMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Today I had to go to my school (Which I never look forward too) because of how bad my anxiety is, and while I was on campus, I tried giving myself a challenge to overcome my...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I was diagnosed at the age of 11. It is now just a few months shy of 10 years. Been a long and bumpy 10 years filled with medications, both crazy and fantastic doctors, days of...
    happyinmyskin happyinmyskin 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have had this obviously my entire life. I have managed to overcome the challenges presented by PE and have been a police officer for the last 25 years. I will say that not a day...
    ChuckBeefsteak ChuckBeefsteak 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Well, it's not a pretty one. Since I have written loads about my chest and my trauma is pretty much over with . This isn't like hte rest of the people on here who are boasting...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The death of my aunt was the most painful events I have ever experienced .She died after 6 years struggling from womb cancer . She was the one who named me , I passed through a...
    Bobosa Bobosa 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am 17 years old and it has been a year since doctors told me that i will never be able to have kids. At first i managed to overcome it - i wasn't sure if i want kids anyway. But...
    rosesexton rosesexton 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hello everyone, it's my first post here....and here it is: Few years ago I had stroke. Strong one, followed by NDE. I recovered completely....they said I am OK now. While still on...
    XanaxBabe XanaxBabe 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I'm currently undergoing tests/scans etc to figure out what's going on with my health, and the next scan is looking for Endometriosis. I'm having one of those moments where I'm...
    GeorgieW2 GeorgieW2 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm afraid of serious injury. I work at home (impossible to work outside the home, cuz they want you to be awake at work), spending hours on the desktop computer each day. I hit my...
    floppymoppsy floppymoppsy 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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