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I Used to Have An Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Some of you will know about my horrific trash TV habit. I also have an addiction to trash Youtube videos..I mean EP has kind of taken over a lot of the time I used to spend on it...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am 22 years old and have had CRIPPLING emetophobia for as long as I can remember. In fact, my fear is so bad that I can't even stand to hear or read the "v" word...so browsing...
    hummingbirdbullets hummingbirdbullets 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Benzodiazepines /ˌbɛnzɵdaɪˈæzɨpiːn/ (sometimes colloquially "benzos"; often abbreviated "BZD") are a class of psychoactive drugs whose core chemical structure is the fusion...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 19

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    There I said it, I'm addicted to food and I can't stop. When I try to kick the addiction sometimes it works for a few days, even maybe a week but then when I feel an overwhelming...
    TheHogwartzJanitor TheHogwartzJanitor 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I allow men to use me. I get asked how I feel about that. honestly I don't always know. I love sex and have been so used to men treating me how they want and I only ever want to be...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 17 Responses Feb 8

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm addicted to everything. When I was 4 my grandpa taught me how to play chess. I then proceeded to play at every available opportunity. When I turned 7 I got my first couple...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I know heroin is a very controversial topic. But I feel like more people should share their stories. A lot of people have a lot to say about heroin, but unless it's affected you or...
    whatsadrug whatsadrug 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    In this post, I want to share why and how I have finally stopped my video game addiction. First of all let me introduce myself, I am a normal student in a state university and...
    rayx123 rayx123 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    As a kid, I never could've ever imagined I would have gone through what I've gone through. Especially at such a young age. I've dealt with alcoholism, drugs, suicide attempts...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Anorexia... the illness of a person who eats but barely, no matter how thin they are, they still want to get thinner. It can be an addiction. I was anorexic, at the time I wanted...
    GoldenHowl GoldenHowl 16-17, F Feb 21

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    I developed anorexia when I was 14 and continued to lose weight for over a year. I've had a healthy body weight since I was 15 and Im now 17. However I suffer from depression and...
    anoninrecovery anoninrecovery 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm honestly tired of people glorifying self harm. I'm done and I need a good rant. Depression is NOT fun, it's NOT a choice, and more importantly self harm is NOT beautiful. It's...
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    The needle is my last addiction to defeat... Needle an the damage done. Sucks how that lyric is so true. Every junkies like a setting sun. Neil young
    Debbiedebbie80907 Debbiedebbie80907 26-30 Feb 6

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    I struggle with an addiction that's pretty overwhelming yet embarrassing... I have tried to overcome it but unfortunately I can't
    yourxworstxblessing yourxworstxblessing 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    I hate it. I've been a smoker since I was 13. I started smoking weed when I was 14 then traded that addiction for alcohol when I was 17. I've been drinking almost every day since...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Feb 18

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    Longing is such a wicked thing Wanting someone who drives you would walk to the en of the earth for You will do anything for that person Even if it breaks you You are my...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F Feb 20

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    if you've never struggled with an.addiction then **** off.and.don't judge.. we live.a pain full life
    bj7278 bj7278 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    This addiction isn't ok , it's not healthy . My scars are fading and it's making me want to cut more , I've been safe for about 4 months safe . I've been so proud . But when you're...
    holdontome holdontome 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Over the past few years I have overcome many life threatening addictions. Only by God's will and mercy am I still here today.
    Bubblyme Bubblyme 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I am currently the spouse of a cocaine addict. We have been together for 5 years and the addiction has been on and off in those years. We have a beautiful baby boy together and my...
    carriox carriox 22-25, F a week ago

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    I don't have the addiction. My partner does and lately things have been hard. I just want to talk to someone who understands because I feel really alone.
    MedicineCabinet MedicineCabinet 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    As strange as this might seem, I think I have an addiction to tomatoes. I'm not even joking.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am currently on a detox programme and trying to fight a addiction to, Energy drinks and Cola drinks that have destroyed my quality of life. I started getting symptoms of...
    UKMALE31 UKMALE31 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I cut myself. I still do it to help with emotional pain. People think that you can just stop, but it's an addiction. I need help.
    SarahBelle999 SarahBelle999 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Love is not because of the heart... It's because of the brain It's like a addiction even like a drug to the brain So if you get hurt blame the brain!
    InHumanThing InHumanThing 13-15, F Feb 9

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    Cash in ur hand is a curse, it's a one way ticket to a hearse, after 20 yrs of grind tell you first on mind is that cash in my hand is a curse, You can hypnotise ******* n show...
    gingerstone gingerstone 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    This maybe a bit lengthy so I'll apologize in advance.. My husband and I married in October 2013, found out I was pregnant in February 2014, "separated" due to his drug addiction...
    southernstylist southernstylist 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    The colors behind the people I'm connected to meld into dissonance. All stare. I was promised nothing does, but all stare. My ego hasn't quite wet my cheeks. All right. I'm a bit...
    carmansoul carmansoul 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Today I popped a few pills again. It's something I haven't done in months. I'm trying not to give into it again. It's way harder than people think. But I have no reason to whine. I...
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Hello,my name is Jas I saw **** at a very young age n then I became desperate n my grades have started falling due to my ************ habit but I went to a Councellor she told me...
    engineerdesigner engineerdesigner 36-40, M Feb 6

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    It's been six days and a couple hours since we broke up. There is radio silence in your end. The spell you cast on me is slowly dissolving, and the things I see about you I am...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    I would like to thank everybody in my life who have supported me through my situation with my boyfriend in prison. For everyone out there who judges family's or their loved ones...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    Oh dear god... Dear god. Dear god. Oh my god. Holy ****! Oh my ******* god! Absolutely the most mind-blowing thing I've ever experienced. I'd even venture to say that it's the...
    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My fiance is in prison an I really have no one to connect with who truly understands what its like. my friends are all supportive but they don't really know how agonizing it can be...
    meisedv meisedv 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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