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I Think Im Addicted To Escaping

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    Inhale, Exhale.

    Well I am addicted to getting high. I am addicted because I am afraid to live in the real world. Somehow it always seems to **** me in the face everytime I go out there. I lost my job, got my first ticket I can't even pay and I can't **** a clean drug test to save my life. I...
    SecretSpirit SecretSpirit 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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    It Might Be A Serious Problem...

    It seems like it's all I can think of now-a-days. I'll be sitting in class and I'm like, "hmmm...I bet if I just get up and walk out no one will stop me. I won't even answer if they ask where I'm going. I could get on the bus too, it's totally gonna be outside in like 10 minutes...
    bananajane bananajane 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2010

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    When I Drink

    "click" i breathe in i breathe out "chug chug chug" i sighed i start relaxing my muscles unwinding i feel myself forgetting memory fading "sip" my eyes are drooping i start smiling wooziness sets in "click" "chug chug chug" i sway right and left back and forth "finish it off...
    invisiblegirl904 invisiblegirl904 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Escaping Life

    If you wonder,Why I'm writing,Late at night,I'm addicted,I write 'cos,I'm escaping life,The only way,I know how.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 18, 2012

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    Hell Yeah!

    ..aaand I'm not proud of it. Proves that I'm a little coward who lacks the strength to deal with her own problems. Really, how am I going to be successful if I keep distancing myself from solutions? Has anybody found a cure to this? It sucks and it makes you depend on others...
    lifeofmine lifeofmine 18-21, F Jan 20, 2013

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    My Way Of Escaping Is.

    The way i escape is my smoking marijuana. and have been since i was 17, so i know its bad but it helps me deal with life and my racing thoughts and helps with my insomnia. wish there was another way...being sober is no fun, the world in a whole is negative so i rather be in...
    quietkris quietkris 31-35, M Feb 17, 2010

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    It Only Hurts More, The Longing.

    It is truly an addiction. Escaping occupies so much of my thoughts, along with the loathing. I think of going far away from people and civilization to just be......without complicating anything else or dragging anyone else down. I feel like a failure-anchor, I am not just a...
    Aptrick Aptrick 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    This Describes Me Perfectly.

    Ever since I can remember, I've been addicted to escaping. Whether it was escaping from my living situation, running away from friends, or simply escaping from reality, it's always been a problem with me.There are so many friends that I've abandoned over the years, and usually...
    rachynymph rachynymph 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    Obsession With The Idea Of Escape

    I'm sick. I'm sick of the world around me. Every day I see something in the media (in some form) that causes me pain. Every second of alone time I get with my mind is spent thinking of ways in which things could be different to how they are. I'm not happy with anything as it is...
    Azeebi Azeebi 18-21 1 Response Sep 27, 2012

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    Dreams

    I've had recurring dreams throughout my life but I think the one that's repeated most often is the "escape" dream.  It happens in all kinds of settings with all kinds of different people but it's always the same....me trying to get away from people, family members...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Running From Everybody

    I am so lonely, but I can't and don't know how to let anyone close to me.  I change jobs often because I don't develop relationships with people I work with.  I am married to a man that doesn't care that I don't communicate.  I stay busy all the time to avoid...
    bbb123ranch bbb123ranch 41-45, F Sep 2, 2010

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    I Need...

    I can sing well, dance well, run in heels and learn instruments quickly. I can sleep completely comfortably on a hard surface and fold T-shirts with one hand, cook anything that you can think of and touch my feet to the top of my head. These are some of my talents. Random...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    Escapist

    Escapist - A person who escapes daily routine to a world of fantasy. Me - A person who can't deal with reality and does anything to escape it. I don't like problems, conflicts or difficulties. I wish to lead a peaceful, happy life. It's easy to please me. I'm a pretty simple...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    Have Always Been

    When I was younger, my parents would fight all the time. So I would never sit at home, I would always go out and play to avoid it, especially on Sundays and holidays.My mother divorced my dad when I was 11.   Now that I am older, I either play my guitar or play with my...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3 18-21, F Mar 10, 2010

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    Im addicted to someone with a girlfriend. I have loved him since the day i met him. Everything reminds me of him. Songs, colors, movies, etc. We talked two summers ago and he said...
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    I've been on here for like 4 hrs!!!! I just made this account an I think I'm addicted!!!
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    Completely addicted and if the cure is to break that addiction there is no way I am taking it. Someday she will come be with me and the addiction will grow stronger but for now I...
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    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    happygoluckywife happygoluckywife 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm so addicted to "Who's crying now" by Journey!! Oh my gosh I love it.
    PencioliaLuna PencioliaLuna 13-15, F Mar 21

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    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Well, I don't know about addicted, but I do like wearing them. I like both the look and feel of them.
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    Its only been an hour since i started using this app and i am already getting addicted to it.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I am totally addicted to Wicked Games by The Weeknd. https://soundcloud.com/devinnkeith/wicked-games-the-weeknd?in=maggystroes/sets/applebottom-let-you That is all :)
    SquishyIan SquishyIan 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    It's 6:30 in the morning and I'm on EP before I even get my morning coffee... That means I'm more addicted to this site than I am to coffee... Uh oh.
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I'm addicted to McDonalds. I eat triple cheeseburger meals at least once a day, sometimes more. But the problem is, I don't understand why I'm so skinny. I never gain weight, it's...
    Maddisonbrett Maddisonbrett 22-25, F Mar 26

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    This website is so weird for me. One week, I'll be completely addicted and all I can do is check my notifications. But then for about a month straight I don't even log on. It's...
    taylor468 taylor468 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I love to help addicted people and their families to live a new life. I am living proof, that someone can change their life around to live a respectable, responsible, happy, joyous...
    ruledbyvenus ruledbyvenus 51-55, F Mar 27

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    You guys...I'm sooooo addicted to coffee. I can't get enough! I would drink it 24/7 if I could XD
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Mar 28

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    I lost my virginity at age 17 I'm 19 now & I'm addicted to sex ! I love sex and when I don't get it I'm angry at every one that's why I have trouble having a realationship .-. I...
    mariah109 mariah109 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 30

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    Mostly I'm addicted to sugar. I love sweets. Ice cream and chocolate are probably what I crave the most. A couple of years ago I gave up sugar for thirty days. I even went on...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F Apr 1

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    I'm definitely addicted to Instagram..... It's crazy lol I wake up and I'm on it. I eat when I'm on IG and I barely sleep because of it hahahahha follow me @AkiyaJeri I will follow...
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    I am definitely addicted to sunshine and live in the Sunshine State currently.
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I was addicted for nearly a year. I was probably shooting it nightly at one point, reusing dirty needles; throwing money and my health away at an astonishing rate. A couple of near...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im addicted to sex and have been for since I was 12.
    rebelbbygirl rebelbbygirl 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am very much addicted to Gummi Bears. I love Gummi Bears. I never ever get sick of Gummi Bears. I love Gummi Bears! I can actually really in the mood for Gummi Bears.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm only 18, and I'm addicted to men. When I'm in a relationship I find it very hard to not cheat, usually I end the relationship before I do. I'm a very sexual person, but I'm...
    wiccanscorpio wiccanscorpio 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am addicted to the internet. Haha. I'm constantly on social media, browsing and doing other things.
    XOasis XOasis 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    SpiritQuest2014 SpiritQuest2014 46-50, F Apr 1

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    PhoenixM4 PhoenixM4 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I love minecraft!!! Sadly I have a concussion so I can't play.:( otherwise I would play all day and night, I think I have a problem. Luv u sky, BUDDER RULZ, I also suck with...
    Awesome5790 Awesome5790 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 27

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