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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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Your name is a hallowed taste on my tongue Escaping my unwitting lips, like a sigh, it betrays my heart In my half sleep, alone in my room no one answers, and my secret dissolves...
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    It all started when I was fresh out of high school. I grew up in a small, rural German/Chzech town in central Texas. Needless to say, these small communities have a way of raising...
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    I am addicted to fanfiction.net. I hate my addiction, but I can't stop. I know it's hurting my bf. Most days, all I can think about is the stories. I had my bf use an application...
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    I have the crazy obsession with socks! Socks are life! My mind mostly thinks about socks! Especially in school when I see girls socks :D I love seeing different style socks and...
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    Some people are addicted to drugs, but I'm addicted to music. You could say I'm a musicaholic. I'm not even joking, I listen in the shower, eating food, on my way to school, coming...
    boricua0127 boricua0127 13-15, F Sep 4

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    I actually won't go as far as to say I'm addicted to it, but I love watching it when I touch myself.
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    I am seriously addicted to this 'dog of a website'. In fact if it was anymore of a dog it would 'shed'. Luckily l have a job which gives me the freedom to 'multitask'. And work...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M Sep 5

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    its so sad how addicted i have become to this freaking game! I'm embarrassed at how much i play. No judging please lol Leave your Game Center names if you want.
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    I love and am absolutely addicted to online shopping. Now that I am pregnant I prefer to shop at home. After the babies are born, I will get out and from store to store and shop...
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    After six years as member I am addicted to Experience Project.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 10

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    I am Macy I am 19 and addicted to refrigerates and love smoking. I smoke 2 and a half packs of Marlboro Menthol cigarettes a day and love it. I have been smoking since I was 14...
    macyisalesbian macyisalesbian 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I'm very addicted to reading have ten different books on the go and I am always on the look out for new books. And I only but sets of books. Harry potter my best book but can pick...
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    It all started when my friend Abdul introduced it to me while we were going out for an excursion from school. He said it was normal, at first it was embarrassing, Also one day at...
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    I am addicted very much to e-books, especially werewolves and vampires. I read a little bit of everything including, Christian, romance, supernatural, foods/diets and inspirational...
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    I might as well face it I'm addicted to love....to the man I love, that is........ and I don't want to be cured. 
    PseudonymousAnonyMOUSE PseudonymousAnonyMOUSE 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I really hate this. I wish I never let my curiosity lead me to watching ****. I forgot how it feels to not be tormented by these **** thoughts! I know I'm addicted because my...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    My parents should be proud because i'm addicted to internet, not drugs!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hate starting my day without it. When my doctor says anything that requires fasting I first think of how I'll be without coffee. I never think of food, just think "WTH no coffee...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I hate when I write too much, forgive me. I've been single now for 3 months. My how the time flies. My ex and I were together for 5 years, engaged for about 2 but with no plans of...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm 21 years old about to graduate college. I wasted the last two years of my life abusing adderall/vyvanse. I started taking it for different reasons...school...appetite...
    lifesajourney2014 lifesajourney2014 18-21, F Sep 2

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    someone asked me today what it would take for me to stop using meth. I was shocked at how easy it was for me to say "death." it came out of my mouth almost instantly. I didn't even...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I am 21 years old I started taking Percocet, oxy & supradol everyday when I was 19. I did not have a proscription, I started out at 1 0r 2 a day I was a functioning addict I...
    Ddeeanna Ddeeanna 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The "I think great sex starts in the mind" type EP groups are a good example
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    To the guy who posted about the girls who wound up AT THE FAKE AA MEETING, here is my reply: AA has saved many many MANY lives! Including mine. I read the article on W. Post...
    StuckSki StuckSki 41-45, F 46 mins ago

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    Seriously all that I do now is spend times playing games, with literally nothing to do now I wake up turn on my computer and play games most of the day or watch youtube videos of...
    Verix Verix 18-21, M Sep 4

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    I know it's bad to do and all, but I just can't help it. It's not something I can just stop now. It's an addiction...a terrible habit that I should break but every time I think I'm...
    Nickymiw Nickymiw 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I think it's all we want, in the end. Everything we do we do it because or brain ask us for a fix of endorphin and serotonin. So we eat food we like, so we watch a good movie, so...
    SakuraiTomoki SakuraiTomoki 22-25, M Sep 10

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    I'm one of those people that I look like a clean person who has never touched alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs for that matter. That's because even with all 3 off those addictions, I...
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    It's normal i think everyone watches the just don't like to admit it
    LSCouple LSCouple 26-30, F 19 Responses Sep 15

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    Just read a few Johanna Lindsey books lol shes not only a romance author but her stories really do have great story lines unlike what most people think
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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