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I Used to Have An Addiction

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    To Chaos

    I was the type personality that was addicted to chaos when I was younger. People like that can't seem to have anything go good for very long without doing something to personally sabotage themselves.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18, 2011

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    Nothing Too Dangerous.

    I used to scarf "roughtops" cookies like ther was no tomorrow, going through about two to three packages a week.  Must have been the nutmeg!!
    mortal mortal 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2008

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    Self Harm

    Contrary to popular belief, it is an addiction. It releases chemicals in the brain, as well as the psychological affects being addicting.   I couldnt bear the though of having to go a day without it. Id do it the moment I woke up, in the toilets once I got to school, at...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2008

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    Some people may think,

    "oh 16 is to young for an addiction.". Well...it's odd, but I had an huffing problem with Nail Polish and Nail polish remover. I used to crave a sniff so bad, I would itch, my mouth would water, and I would go insane. I never told my parents and took it in my own hands. I stood...
    mikaylalala mikaylalala 18-21, F Dec 26, 2013

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    A Mild Gambling Problem

    When I was younger my mum was always gambling on the fruit machines at our local arcade. Me and my brother would spend hours and hours in there begging her to take us home because we were so bored. I guess thats why when I started earning money from my part tome job at 14 i would...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Good Bye Addiction

    Good Bye Addiction.  I chose this group because I could not find another group saying good bye to addiction and I want to say I used to have an addiction and not no more.  I read somewhere to help with addiction I can write a letter saying good bye to it.  So good bye...
    ec424 ec424 26-30, M May 31, 2011

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    I Was a Dope!

    I used to be addicted to dope (weed). I gave up 3 1/2 years ago. I smoke it every day. One day I got high and realised I was over it. I had a shop then, and I had to go back to my shop and I realised I just didn't want to feel like that anymore so I quit and that was that. I wish...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 28, 2008

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    I'M A Recovering Heroine Addict

    Hi You may look at my picture and think no way... But yes I am a recovering heroine addict. I used for just over 4 years on and off Ive now been clean since November 2012 it's only 6 months but for you who now 6 months seems a life time. I'm currently on a methadone programme I...
    tinkerbell271985 tinkerbell271985 26-30, F 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I've gone five, almost six months

    since I last hurt myself. I'm so proud! I can't really say this to anyone because they usually ask "why did you do it to begin with" or "why would you cut yourself" or other questions along those lines. Like, just be happy for me! I guess some people don't count self-harm as an...
    fallingintowonderrland fallingintowonderrland 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    I smoked pot daily for over 6 years in an

    attempt to not deal with the trauma that I experience in my life. I lost my job, my friends and my will to even live. Anytime I had a strong emotion, good or bad, I would use. I know I didn't want to be smoking, but I just couldn't stop. I had a spiritual awakening thank...
    bellafyre bellafyre 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    jimmyjohnjohn jimmyjohnjohn 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It happens like this: It happens slowly at first and then it’s all there at once with a wail jostling and then it settles in from the toes up it settles in. Maybe it’s the...
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    Hey. I'm new at making Littlest Pet Shop videos. I used to make videos of these a few years ago when I was ten to eleven, but I stopped and deleted my account what I used at the...
    BeccaAna16 BeccaAna16 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Anyone have an addiction with something that you're ashamed of?
    Beeb07 Beeb07 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I, amazingly, woke up today with a huge, heavy, dark weight on my shoulders. I went from last night, whirring over the endless possibilities my life, relationship, future held for...
    Jessa3141 Jessa3141 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    laying in bed, got 90 days clean and should be happy. through my addiction, I burned a lot of bridges and am left by myself in a new environment getting sober. I haven't seen any...
    kwheeler0369 kwheeler0369 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How patient can you expect another to be? How much **** is too much? How self centered is too self centered? I'm not sure what the answered are- But I know what the questions are...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a drinker and "junk-head" in recovery. I've been clean and sober eight dozen days on 26 August 2015. Recovery is about learning how to love life without booze or joints or...
    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i struggle with a K2/spice/legal high addiction. for around 2 years i use everyday. from waking up, to passing out, I would be totally out of it. I have no been clean for around 2...
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    It's like an addiction. It's a lazy mans biography.
    Nickf20 Nickf20 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I have just recently began the paleo diet in hopes to curb my pcos. so far on this journey, prior to the paleo diet change, I have lost 50 pounds from regular diet and exercise but...
    11Disasterpiece11 11Disasterpiece11 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I have struggled with drug addiction for 32 years but today I am clean I have been clean for 3 years and 3 months I have never been in a detox or rehab I got clean off my own back...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't escape....even if I don't wanna do drugs...I still seem ta b surrounded by addicts. it's like they flock ta me even tho I have different feathers. go figure?
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I try and I try so hard to get right with god and fix myself but no matter how hard I try and how motivated I may be to quite I just seem to fall into the same dark hole and...
    hinatahyuga809 hinatahyuga809 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't believe what I used to do to feel. But at the same time it was to take away to feelings. Does that make any sense? I used to smoke weed to feel happy and get giggles...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 18-21, F a week ago

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    We are all surrounded by them. It's more common than people realize. I think in our society we dehumanize drug addicts. We all look down on them. We view them as losers but the...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    yah! flip flops! mostly. but, I have a lot of shoes. more than most of my frenz do!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 a week ago

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    I never thought my shoes were a problem until recently when i decided to count how many pairs of shoes I have. Everyone told me that I had a problem, but i never believed it. I'm...
    Maggehmay1994 Maggehmay1994 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My girlfriend and I have eaten compulsively for several years. Recently I've gone on a diet determined to feel better and she is dieting too. There's avoid left from not going out...
    altaic altaic 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    My name is John, I struggled with over 8 years and now I can proudly say that I am in recovery! Throughout the years I struggled I went to many different treatment centers and...
    Kickaddiction Kickaddiction 26-30, M Aug 19

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    Hi, I'm Mark and I'm an alcoholic, at the very beggining on my road to sobriety, those were the words that were the hardest to say, it was hard for me to admit I had a drinking...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I recently started to think that my problem may be a food addiction/ food obsession. During the last weekend I been having a lot of cravings to the point that I have stopped doing...
    CupcakeVenom CupcakeVenom 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Do you experience low moods and depression? Do you sometimes feel like people are after you? Do you believe that our government is ruled by flesh-eating reptilian aliens? If so...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I love tumblr, it's an addiction. I'm bikerslut, if you want to check out my blog.
    donnagurl donnagurl 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    its really strange when i looked back to my past in the why i used to think or behave , i used to believe in happy endings but now i don't believe in endings not just the happy...
    light1411 light1411 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I think we all have, i have posted a few on other threads, i dont feel like braggin' about the things i have done that im not proud of, right now. it seems as though trolls wanna...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I am definitely losing the battle with food addiction. I eat way too much and not because I am hungry. In fact, I can't remember the last time I experienced real hunger. I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    In my day to day mission to remain clean and sober, I have gone back to my Lord Jesus as one of my many higher powers in AA and NA, I talk to him and he listens to me, I confide in...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    My husband has been in jail for 2 months. He is an alcoholic and coke addict and I believe this is his rock bottom. He could be serving up to a year but is in the rehab program in...
    JillShep JillShep 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I used to be somewhat interesting. I was on top of things with school and technology and I was doing pretty well with people skills. Depression took all of that away, eventually. I...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Still do. Smoke weed, pop pills, drink lean and alcohol, and inhalants. Struggle with pill addiction and alcoholism.
    KingHeat KingHeat 13-15, M Aug 13