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I Struggle With Addiction

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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...
    AFeminineGuy AFeminineGuy 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    I am addicted to legal amphetamines or party pills, I take whatever I can get my hands on, almost every day, it helps me live in a normal state of mind....I'm not sure if this is a...
    sungod2010 sungod2010 22-25 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    Addictions Undecided Ending - Was it ever serious? Am I glad it's over? Is it really over? I don't know It's been about a month sense I last used ANYTHING! I tell people its...
    MusicalBatman MusicalBatman 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Addictive Personality - I have the unfortunate trait of having the potential to be addicted to anything that helps me avoid my emotions. I have been addicted to drugs, sex, food...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 6, 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 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Will I Ever Get Out Of This Hole Im I In.. - Im 22 yrs old in been addicted to meth since i was 18 ..on in off ..when i was young i was the one who said i would never do drugs...
    smilie4awhilie91 smilie4awhilie91 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Shaky - Eyes that never close.  Jittery heart beats.  Anxious to face the real world.  Peace is her only wish.  Paranoia at its most elegant. As she sits on a leather throne...
    Alissabella Alissabella 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    My Addiction To Synthetic Marijuana (K2/Spice) - This is a post from my blog, where you can read the fully hyperlinked version: http://elishebaruth.blogspot.com/2013/11/my...
    ElishebaRuth ElishebaRuth 51-55, T 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    My Addiction Pt 2 - Its been little over a year now and still having a battle with my addiction with marijuana. My therapist and my psychiatrist wants me to give it up. I don't...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Oct 24, 2013

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    I am trying to live a healthier life! I use marajuana and smoke
    StrongFeirce StrongFeirce 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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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...
    unicorn218 unicorn218 26-30, M 2 Responses May 6, 2009

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    When I'm Stressed I Want to Use - I am excited about starting new shift at my job but also scared because might start craving and temp me to use. I have multisubstance abuse...
    sirendip sirendip 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2007

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    Blessing Turned Curse. -   Ever since I was young I was an incredibly hyperactive child, I was hyper-sensitive and unable to concentrate and as a result of this I felt stupid...
    jesscar jesscar 16-17 3 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    Here Is Practical Explanation About Next Life, Purpose Of Human Life, Philosophical/Religious Facts, Theories Etc. - ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation...
    Haribol2332 Haribol2332 22-25, M Nov 26, 2013

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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...
    dragonteach dragonteach 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Now You Won't Struggle, Because Your Life Will Be Better - Money can be an issue for your dream . I wanted to be a dentist and I had to give up because of financial problem...
    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F Sep 21, 2013

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    Relapsed - I use to smoke a lot of meth and pop pain pills and xanax like candy, but the past three months I have been almost completely clean aside from weed or some shrooms/LSD...
    TheJungle TheJungle 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    Using At Every Turn - My life has finally came to a grinding hault. I'm addicted to crack and I can't stop using. I have no clue whats going on, I can't hold money, my thinking is...
    hjohn10 hjohn10 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    I'M An Addict - all my life i've had addictions. starting at age 9, addicted to pills. age 13, addicted to cutting(continues). age 14, addicted to adderall(15 60mg pills a day...
    Spilled Spilled 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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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...
    Amy8675309 Amy8675309 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    I Can't Shake My Demons. - I am just so tired of myself. I am tired of my own train of thought and I am tired of my mind. I just need a break from myself, ya know? I started...
    demonhunter77 demonhunter77 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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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...
    REC0VERED REC0VERED 41-45, F 3 Responses May 4, 2007

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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...
    KarmaKatcher KarmaKatcher 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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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...
    shaunn shaunn 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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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...
    keithstone248 keithstone248 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    My Vice - I struggle with an addiction to ****. It's hard for me to find people to talk to because only a small percentage of women are addicts. To make it even worse I am...
    tarbear1210 tarbear1210 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Yeah......My Story.... - in rehab by 17......10 years sober, active in recovery.....relapse.....5 years sober, going to meetings....last 4 years, chronic relapse/binge drinking...
    jtho jtho 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 10, 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...
    mistydawnn mistydawnn 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Afraid...always Hiding - Playing Pretend. Again and Again. What is really the point.? It saddens me that I have no one to confide in. No one to say....I cant stop. No one to reach...
    KarmaKatcher KarmaKatcher 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 3, 2007

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    It started when I was younger... The abusing narcotics and cutting ... Guess the pain of loosing my father and having an emotionally unavailable mother really took a toll on my...
    LookingForMyAngel LookingForMyAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Here's A Poem I Wrote A Few Months Before I Broke My Four Years Of Sobriety. - Night falls and I find myself In my most hated place. These thoughts envelope my psyche, so damaged...
    demonhunter77 demonhunter77 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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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...
    555calif 555calif 51-55, M 24 Responses Oct 22, 2010

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    What To Do... - I've been sober off of everything for a year and 4 months now but last weekend I got drunk. I feel terrible but at the same time I'm 20 and alcohol wasn't my...
    lostincali20 lostincali20 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I Cant Do It - people should really stop judging especially when they dont know what others been through. ive been abused hurt and in pain. yeah, i take drugs sometimes to cope...
    Xxhurtepainxx Xxhurtepainxx 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    My Addiction Problem - I'm addicted to marijuana. I started doing this 10 years ago when I was married. My husband gave me drugs, and forbade me to tell anyone. Not even a...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 18, 2012

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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...
    dani2005 dani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    1yr - 1 year clean for me now....well meaning off of meth. I have struggled with addiction since I was little starting drinking at 9 pot at 11 and cigarettes. Pills at 15 coke...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    My BF Fell Off The Wagon - I am furious. Not because he fell off the wagon, but because he preached to me about drinking. I got off all my psych meds which took a major effort on...
    BuddyBo BuddyBo 56-60, F Jun 9, 2013

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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...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 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...
    EccentricOne EccentricOne 26-30, F 27 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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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...
    AmineIglesias AmineIglesias 26-30, M Oct 1, 2012

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    I struggle with an addiction towards something. I've tried various possible way to stop but fail. Any suggestion on how to control addiction? Generally
    Bonesrythm Bonesrythm 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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...
    eyecanbee1 eyecanbee1 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    TV Casting - TRUE LIFE: I’M ADDICTED TO PILLS Are you someone who will go to any means necessary to get prescription pills? Were you diagnosed with a medical or mental condition...
    tvgirlcasting tvgirlcasting 22-25, F May 1, 2013

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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...
    girltoday girltoday 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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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...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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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...
    carlee1212 carlee1212 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    My Husband Is Addicted To Snorting Pills - i have found out my husband is snorting any kid of pain pill he can find opana er roxy lorect anything i have just read what the opana er...
    tinjrry tinjrry 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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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...
    ridme ridme 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 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...
    5mudg3 5mudg3 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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