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I Used to Have An Addiction

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I used to play a video game a lot called World of Warcraft and in the last 8 or so months I was playing I raided with an amazing guild that felt like a second family. I sorta kinda...
    midnightkid43 midnightkid43 18-21 1 hr ago

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    For 7 years i was doing between an eight ball and a quarter ounce a week.i have been clean for the last 12 years except for 1 time when i found a small amount on the ground. I...
    joanne969 joanne969 61-65, T 2 hrs ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This anxiety is bad on me and bad on my husband . He doesnt treat me like he used to, If i had a better man who knows anxiety and be willing to take me in Id be willing Am...
    52modellady 52modellady 61-65, F 10 hrs ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have a confession. I have an unhealthy relationship with pornograpghy. I don't know if I've passed the line of addiction but I mas********* whenever I feel bored, helpless or...
    TatlerAmbition TatlerAmbition 70+ 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am not the person I used to be, in every aspect this could be taken. Re-read and think, then breath and feel the relief of no longer being that person you used to be.
    BastardBlue BastardBlue 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We both Hurt each other in different ways. Very bad... I feel responsible for everything, but I know everyone is responsible for their own decisions, including what we put in our...
    Starkizzed21 Starkizzed21 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I used to be fun, crazy and energetic. I used to have wild adventures, inappropriate sex and sing like nobody could hear me. I used to dance and laugh. Now, now I'm old and...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today I and 3 months and 8 days clean from Meth. I had a couple of dreams this weekend which are the first ones I've had since I quite. I was hoping I would miss out on the...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why you? Where is the man I once knew? The one who I thought would never hurt me, especially not gonna make me cry? Where is the man that I fought for? Who's so gentle and loving...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am neither a true conservative nor a liberal so maybe that is why I can see things more clearly than either side does. What I have found to show total stupidity are the Ag...
    cpguy cpguy 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    When I'm frustrated or having a bad day, I'll go online and buy myself a present, telling myself I deserve it just for continuing to put up with life. And then I feel better. The...
    chronicmisfit chronicmisfit 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am currently dieting with my family, we are cutting certain carbs, breads and sweet. . . My two addictions are sugar and caffeine. The artificial sweeteners, just do not do...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am addicted to PMO. It is a nasty habit and it is affecting my life. I am currently in bed, laying next to my beautiful wife and instead of sleeping or just snuggling her, I'm...
    RichieRoo5 RichieRoo5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am a single mom of 8 years and very social and successful. Truth is I get so desperate for male attention I keep many around because I just can't seem to find one good one. I'm...
    tinytina18 tinytina18 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    My fathers friend is an alcoholic - a beautiful soul when sober. An embarrassing drunk. He is beyond help and won't have a long life.
    janey8 janey8 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I never really knew anyone with a drug problem, but I grew up with an alcoholic. They have an addiction and it's not something they can give up so easily. Though I'm glad they try...
    crimsoncube crimsoncube 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Boy oh boy! I started using when I was 17. I wasn't out to rebel or try new things. I found drugs following being sexually abused from 13-17. Emotionally I was having a crisis...
    whatalifetolive whatalifetolive 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I've been playing since mom forgot me in front of the NES with age 5-6. I got away from MMOs, but I still play like 3-4 hours on daily basis. I like playing arcade-y things and...
    rogermuppet rogermuppet 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Anything used as escape or druggery will turn into addiction and it will haunt you ..
    PeacefulWarrior143 PeacefulWarrior143 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I have a thing for the taboo. Kind of an addiction that started a long time ago and it turns me on more than anything. Just the thought turns me on more than actually being with...
    emilyshole emilyshole 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    Last year, I lost the most weight I had in my life, over 75 pounds. Later in the year I moved across the country for my job, and within a few months, I gained back all the weight...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M Jan 22

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    About 5/6 years ago I moved to Bournemouth in the uk to start a new life and to get away from my unsupportive and hateful mother who refused to allow me to live with her in the...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    soda caffeine is my greatest addiction. I've tried countless times to break it but I just can't get off of it
    Mike3569 Mike3569 22-25, M Jan 22

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    This is going to be lengthy. I'm going to expatiate about my feelings. This is about me creating scenarios in my head. Scenarios of us meeting each other again. "Hopefully, I...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I have a serious addiction to books. I am at this moment reading 3 books. I can not go into the library and come back without. at the least three books. Even if I have books I am...
    BookAddiction BookAddiction 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    It's been one thing or another since I was 15; weed, vomiting, starving, cutting, amphetamines, benzos, never really liked opiates but those too, all kinds of other pills, tobacco...
    Godlevel Godlevel 18-21 2 Responses Jan 21

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