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I Used to Have An Addiction

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18

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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'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 1 Response May 24, 2013

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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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    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 16-17, 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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    It wasn't crack or alcohol.

    ..but it's still just as bad. It picked me up when i was down but couldn't keep me up long enough. I eventually stopped. The first few weeks were the hardest. I learned I didn't need it and that it's bad for me yet I didn't get rid of them all. I don't want to do it anymore...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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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

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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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    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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    I feel pathetic and a waste of space I constantly have thought of wanting to be dead, but I go back and think of how selfish it would be to leave the people that actually care...
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    erinkatee erinkatee 18-21 Jul 16

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    I used to self harm we'll I still do it's not good for the people around you but it help a lot individually because it feels like the inner demons are dripping out with your blood...
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    alexpoco88 alexpoco88 26-30, M Jun 29

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    claritycherry94 claritycherry94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Ive been dealing with panic disorder since last year... I dont know and i must admit i really gathering my courage to share this story to you guys. After i was diagnose with panic...
    qijae qijae 18-21, F 2 hrs 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...
    tomjimmy tomjimmy 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I was clean for 4 months but had a slip up a couple of nights ago, but it wasn't bad and I'm more determined to get over the nasty addiction!! I won't let this over come my life...
    gingerlau gingerlau 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict. We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    ManifestJB ManifestJB 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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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
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    Sex addiction... 😳😔😒☺️
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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14

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    siomariet siomariet 22-25 1 Response Jun 27

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