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I Struggle With Addiction

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    Breaking An Addiction

    When people think of addictions they mostly think of drugs, alcohol and gambling. Those are the ones plus smoking that are foremost in most people's minds. Sex in an addiction as well. For me, on line sex has become an addiction. Although it is healthier and safer than in...
    dragonteach dragonteach 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    My method for trying to ease my thoughts.

    Clearly I took the road of no return. Pity.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 25

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    I'm 23 and I'm an alcoholic.

    My life is so complicated but even attempting to write it out isn't worth it. I wish I had the strength to treat myself well.
    janedoe223 janedoe223 22-25, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I Stopped Using Crack

    I just want to share my story to show that you can stop using drugs if you are addicted. Alcohol is a drug too. I smoked crack for the first time in 1986 when I was 25 years old. In the space of a few months I was addicted. Maybe someone can relate to some of the things I did or...
    555calif 555calif 51-55, M 28 Responses Oct 22, 2010

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I hate myself. I messed up.

    And I keep messing up. Someone stop me. Someone help me. I don't want to be this way anymore... I'm sick of this life. I only started so I wouldn't feel so miserable. But my life is great so why am I so depressed..?
    ridme ridme 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    I've always convinced myself

    that it was because I had coursework or needed to prepare for an exam, but the reason for my adderall addiction started before I'd even tried it. When I lost a bit of weight, I became instantly hooked to the comments about being thin. I began using adderall because my friend got...
    shmannabelle shmannabelle 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am on methadone. I've been on the same dose

    for a few years. I am beginning to have problems with it. Withdrawal feelings. The doc raised my dose 5 mills but it doesn't seemed to be helping my situation. Oh well, I guess that's just the way it goes.
    bellaboo68 bellaboo68 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am addicted to methamphetamine I hide this

    from my family and my boyfriend. I don't think there is anyone that understands feel it sucks when you have to isolate yourself from everyone all you have is blue sky to Stare at and you're wondering where is god with the answers
    beauty4him beauty4him 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28

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    Maybe. Probably. Addictive personalities

    can switch fixes. So this group fits. From weed to booze to **** to video games to helping people to climax and back to helping people then fantasizing about people since **** is lame then back to helping people. Lol Lmao. Am broken and dont fit many places in this...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    Not Drugs Or Alcohol

    It may seem odd to hear, and many of you with substance addictions will probably discount it, but my addiction is behavioral.  I love panties and femininity.  I love to cross-dress.  I sometimes feel powerless.  I want to change, but I can't.  We are between regular jobs...
    AFeminineGuy AFeminineGuy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    In Recovery From Opiate Addiction.

    Hello all. Most of my story is over at the BPD forum, but just to share about my previous opiate addiction... I was an addict for 7 years. Opiates never made me high. They evened me out per se. I have many psychiatric disorders and opiates were the only thing that kept...
    EccentricOne EccentricOne 26-30, F 27 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Since early teenage years I have had problems.

    Trying to commit suicide many times, I needed love and affection, so I had few boyfriends, they all slept over with my friends. So I have an idea stuck in my head that if you dont have sex with men, youre worthless. and then my crazy sex life began. I have had soo many night...
    neverneverknow neverneverknow 18-21, F Oct 19

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    I Am Still Here.....

    Well, I am still here. Fighting the fight. I havent let it get me by the boo boo. I struggle constantly. Battle my inner demons. Its so much easier sometime to just shut them up though. For a few days or so anyway. Then, in stopping the madness of my using, I also allow them (my...
    KarmaKatcher KarmaKatcher 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    Lost All

    I used meth full on for the past 2 years. I thought i was strong enough to never let a drug controll my life. I was very wrong. It took ahold of my life bigtime. I hate that pipe but love it at the same time. Even after being off it for a mth. I had a beautiful life. Three boys...
    lysa351 lysa351 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Sobriety

    I haven't been counting the days but it must be almost two months since I've smoked any pot, and it's at least five years since i've been this sober. It's also nearly a month since I went off my anti-depressant medication, and I've cut back my alcohol intake by perhaps ninety...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Well it happened. My new relationship is

    completely done. I really did try to learn from my past experiences but at the same time, I don't completely blame myself anymore. I'm battling drug addiction for one, but I also think the main addiction in my life is and always has been love. It's what's made me happy, made me...
    Seeingwithouteyes Seeingwithouteyes 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    I have been addicted to opiates

    for almost two years now. It started with a surgery,then a series of surgeries and a car wreck. I do have issues with pain that justify taking them but i have accelerated over the years. The dosage the doctors suggest is not enough. I am struggling now to get off of them because...
    Emmigale Emmigale 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Step In, I Dare U

    I need help! I need my husband! I was only hospitalized barely a year ago; I feel like in the past 6 months I've been handed a whole new set of problems in addition to the issues I was already facing. I feel so alone! I can't just talk to Anybody about this... I finally, FINALLY...
    5mudg3 5mudg3 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    LanniLette LanniLette 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    lol I'm not addict to drugs

    or anything but I loveeeeee corn starch
    GoldenJay GoldenJay 16-17, F Nov 24

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    I Have Been Where You Are

    I am an addict in recovery.  Prison saved my life. I never thought I would want to tell a police officer thank you for putting me away - but I am so grateful. I know alot of people think it's cheating to go to prison, but this wasn't my first time in prison - the first...
    REC0VERED REC0VERED 41-45, F 3 Responses May 4, 2007

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    Trying To Stay Clean

    Ive been using dugs for almost 20yrs and thats sad if you know my age but it was always around. Ilearned real early that i could make easy money by my father.(thats another story)but because of who my father was i got good resoures. So off i went if i could make money off it i...
    girltoday girltoday 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    I have an addiction with nicotine

    and alcohol... I refuse to see a counselor because when I'm there I'll deny till the death of me
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I go to a methadone clinic.

    I know it is a controversial subject, however it has most definitely changed my life for the better. I tried to get off of it a few years ago but that is an experience I'll keep to my self. I don't think I am mentally ready for that change. At least not yet🔮
    bellaboo68 bellaboo68 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Three Months Without Getting High

    I’m three months now without having smoked any marijuana. My emotional and intellectual clarity continues to grow, my dreams grow brighter, are recalled more deeply and make more sense to be than ever before, and my ability to relate to others, especially at work, is...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    He was standing alone in a field full of people,

    I walked up to him and said "Hey, remember me?" Of course he said "No," since we had never met before. I thought I was pretty clever when I said, "oh, I don't remember you either." He looked me up and down, smiled, and took my hand and led me into the woods. I had the clarity of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 22

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    Kicking The Addiction...

    I come from a long line of addicts. My father is an alcoholic and drug addict. My mother is a drug addict. My fathers father was an alcoholic and so was his father. I started smoking pot when I was 11 which my mother encouraged. I had my first drink when I was 9 that my dad let...
    Amy8675309 Amy8675309 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Opiates

    Hi, my name is Carlee. At age 14 I was put on a steady stream of opiates for chronic pain from an auto immune disease. I have taken oxycodone, methadone, percocet, dilaudid, and fentanyl. Around age 18, my pain had improved from a surgery and was low enough to not need the drugs...
    carlee1212 carlee1212 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    nataliemedic nataliemedic 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Day 3 with no oxy... Using neurofen plus

    and 100mgs of tramadol to help with WDs.. So tired of being on this stuff! Enough is enough.
    honeybee86 honeybee86 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    lonerbuddy lonerbuddy 13-15, F Aug 11

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    The moment you think you've got it,

    its spins around and bites you in the ***. I need to find someone living the same nightmare (preferably a woman) to talk it out with, share our experiences. This addiction is a war, we jumped in on the losing side, now we need to develop the tactics to overtake.
    Mikeymlc Mikeymlc 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I was little my mum used to give me drugs

    dunno why she just made me use them and after growing up with abuse and violence I started doing them a lot as a young teen and I'm now 17 and am still on them but it's ruining my life and I understand that I just carnt stop or I don't no who to talk to it's hurting the people...
    tomjimmy tomjimmy 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Neurons123 Neurons123 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Little White Pills

    A few weeks ago I was majorly depressed, giving up on life ready to die. I had tried prescription pills before and I didn't feel it, but on a Saturday night I found 2 bottles and took them, I took a few that night a couple more the next morning, Monday came and I was doing the...
    Samster23 Samster23 18-21, M 9 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    I Wish I Didnt Like It.

    I see and know its around.  Sometimes I fall away and regret that, but I do like the ride.  It would be so much simplier if I didin't.  I like to change the way I feel sometimes and its hard to say no.  It complicates it more when I know what is around...
    unicorn218 unicorn218 26-30, M 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    I was a drug addict for close to 7 years.

    I have been clean for a little over a year, but I'll always be an addict. Its still a daily struggle, especially when things are tough. I'll talk to anyone about it in hopes I can help someone the way I was helped.
    proffllama proffllama 18-21, M 1 Response May 29

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    "Sometimes being drug free,

    has less to do with addiction, and more to do with sanity." ~To This Day, Shane Koyczan
    sumthinoriginal sumthinoriginal 16-17, F Jun 30

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    A Part Of My Life

    I feel like my addiction is growing more aggressive, every minute of everyday I think about getting a high my body is craving more and more of it. Which honestly is expected with any type of addiction. I just dont care anymore, I dont care to try, and really I am tired of caring...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    I would never admit it to people I actually know

    but I have known for a while that I have a problem. Its weird to talk about and I doubt anyone cares but I am going to talk about it anyways just because holding it in isnt better. My parents were teen parents when they had me and my brother. Of course like 70% of all teen...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have been "experimenting" with some form of

    drug since I was about 14. at 19 it just escalated to harder drugs, more frequently. I have quit one thing and started another more times then I can count. I have broken my own heart more times then I can count. I am so sick of my addictions controlling every part of my world...
    dani2005 dani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    No Addicts Are Happy, They Only Pretend.

    There is no such thing as happiness when you are an addict. You can put on a happy face and have fun with your friends, but none of it is real. Never feeling normal again is the price you will always have to pay. I have done the same routine for so long that I don't think there...
    keithstone248 keithstone248 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    Really Struggling........

    i have tears running down my face and my head is pounding, my foot is shaking......i wanna smoke so bad, and the bad part is i have NO ONE to talk me from taking this $20 and gettin a bag. i feel so alone, all these little issues:the kids being so loud, finding out that someone...
    shaunn shaunn 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    And I'm currently in a downward spiral,

    even though I see it... I can't stop myself
    BBWDizziDoll BBWDizziDoll 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    I just played football,

    now came home had a pipe and am cold and horny on a Friday night
    up4anythinghot up4anythinghot 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    I have had panic attacks

    for as long as I can remember. A few years ago my doctor prescribed Ativan to quell the anxiety. I took them with no problem until earlier this year. They stopped working at my prescribed dosage so I started taking more. When that stopped working I took even more. I repeated...
    stl2nite stl2nite 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    MissGorgeous MissGorgeous 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    The Advice That Changed My Life :)

    My name's Aymen Ennazih, I'm 30 years old, 10 years ago, I was a member of a basketball team in high school, I loved hanging out and partying with my friends. I drank alcohol, because it was all around me, Everyone was doing it, At every party everywhere I went, it was the norm...
    AmineIglesias AmineIglesias 26-30, M Oct 1, 2012

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    I Wrote This Becouse I Can ...choice Is Life!!!

    I hope this strikes a chord or two.. love and strength today I'm down, those of you who see a smile In what I write will certainly see the raw pain and sadness that fills my lungs each time I breath , the tears that wash away the very words that heal , stalked by my hunger...
    eyecanbee1 eyecanbee1 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    I write this with my own experience in mind,

    I do not judge anyone yet I will 'preach' about how addiction can ruin your quality of life. I have struggled with opiates, but managed to stay free from them now for 2 years for that I should feel proud? Ri