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I Used to Have An Addiction

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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...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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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...
    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...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 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...
    ec424 ec424 26-30, M May 31, 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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18, 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...
    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...
    tinkerbell271985 tinkerbell271985 26-30, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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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...
    mikaylalala mikaylalala 16-17, F Dec 26, 2013

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    Its hard for me to be serious when it comes to verbally saying i care and love the people i really love because we just show it and all though we fight a lot we know we have each...
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    My Life Of Drug Addiction By: An Addict named brad In the beginning, I shot myself in the head. Three times. With a nail gun. As I remember, it didn’t really hurt all that...
    sober4life sober4life 41-45, M 17 hrs ago

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    FOR MEN WHO LIKE TROPHY WOMEN: The prettier they are the more psycho they are... only in the most rare cases will you find the one who isn't.. even then she still requires a lot...
    destinyisfate destinyisfate 22-25, F 1 Response 39 mins ago

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    I'm in love with this guys who showed a ton of interest in me at the begging of the school year. He texted me everyday, we flirted constantly, we used to joke around about dating...
    bellahblue bellahblue 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I had an intimate relationship with 2 adults, a woman and her boyfriend. That woman was considered my best friend even though she's older than me. We were really close, sometimes I...
    ElsaW ElsaW 16-17, F 14 mins ago

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well here we are, I've been clean about 6 months and feel great. I'm almost 12 weeks pregnant & veryyy happy. The fiance' and my son are beyond excited about our new addition and...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I quit about two years ago. I guess I can't say I'm sober because I still enjoy a few drinks here and there. I have been through some really hard times already at a young age and a...
    ilwd02 ilwd02 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am 19 years old and I am bulimic. I have been bulimic for about two years. My parents sent me away to a treatment center in Utah for 10 months when I was 17 and I was pretty much...
    Ehenry7 Ehenry7 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I have many scars. I used to be clumsy as a kid, so I have a lot of scars from trips and falls. But..mostly, I have a lot of scars from self-mutilation. I don't have a...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Ok so my story of mercury poisoning has been my entire lifes experience, and is still affecting me to this day. I just really wanted to connect with others who share this story so...
    awakekiwi awakekiwi 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    In complete denial....... Hello all. I have read many posts of yalls dealing with this issue. I came searching for answers and help/support because I feel very alone and scared. I...
    ashoryb ashoryb 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Hey I just wanna say about my experience. I have Trichotillomania which is a condition where you pull out your eyelashes. It was when I was in about year 4/5 of primary school and...
    Cookzie Cookzie 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Think I might have an addiction to social network sites and wanting to become friends, maybe more with lesbian women.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 23

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    Today tomorrow yesterday's addiction, just pure divine A selfish man - Francis lung
    MysteriousButterfly MysteriousButterfly 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I always say I won't do this anymore but when push comes to shove I give into my addiction. Everyday it's the same thing over and over.... I wait until my iPhone battery life is at...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I miss him sometimes, its been nearly a year without my boys father and ex husband. Im still depressed unable to function at times I just cant believe what has become of him. I...
    swtgemini swtgemini 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    We've been married for almost a year. I love this man with all my heart its been like a yo-yo all of our relationship after we got married he stopped caring about anything I've...
    thankgodimloved thankgodimloved 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Drugs was the major thing I'm ashamed of. Almost anything you can think of, I've done it. It all started with my douchebag uncle who let me try meth when I was only 13 and ended...
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am 19 years old. I've been dealing with this alone feeling like something is wrong with me until I Googled reasons why I do this. I feel like such a freak & alone in this. My...
    estrong estrong 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Actually not yet,but i'm going to starting this Sunday.It's a 28 day program and it will help me with my Cannabis addiction, i hope.I really wanna stop using this garbage but i can...
    Joseph86 Joseph86 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    found out my man is on a dating site meeting other women - i am powerless over my love addiction - and i am changing my life.
    tvstoryteller tvstoryteller 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I have that hole again, the one in my stomach that begs to be filled. Not that it is food I am hungering for. A touch, a caress, would be a good start. But none for me, not tonight...
    PrincessTwisted PrincessTwisted 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have never received treatment despite diagnosis from a psychiatrist; however through treatment and medication for anxiety, depression and insomnia, as well as a general...
    fromlighttodarkness fromlighttodarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Depression. It's a hole. It's a never ending hole. It's one of those things you can't get rid of. It's like a nasty addiction. It's always gonna be there. It will never go away. No...
    urbanangel99 urbanangel99 13-15, M Mar 25

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    I have a addiction to cokes I had 60$ for about a week know I only have left is 20 something all from cokes
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Mar 27

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    He was in my life the first four years, but after that it went downhill. I found out about his alcohol addiction and the fact he cheated on my mother. I believed him until I was in...
    PearlRose PearlRose 18-21 1 Response Mar 29

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    I need help and advice. I currently take 10-12 10mg of hydrocodone a day. I have tried cold turkey and that did not go well at all! I now want to try to taper. I love them in the...
    mmlovers mmlovers 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Everynight I lay in bed and say never again. "Tomorrow will be different" but no..it's always the same, it never stops, I'm worthless, I can see how my friends are so happy and I'm...
    tnbc12 tnbc12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    15 years ago I met my husband, senior year of high school. I became pregnant with our oldest son 3 short months after we started dating (just after graduation). He was a raver...
    karieanne karieanne 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm 32 years old, 5'3 & 96lbs. I just don't eat. I'm a single mom of two and I think the stress I've been going through caused me to relapse. I was doing good for almost 6 years. I...
    SuzieChapstick SuzieChapstick 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Well. .I'm at the tail end of Aggravated DUI - 3rd offense case in Illinois. It's been a long haul. My first DUI was 18 years ago.. 2nd was 14 years ago.. With some other...
    chicagocloud chicagocloud 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Having lots of trouble letting go.... We broke up suddenly, then he started contacting me, and I felt honored.... I'm sure my self esteem is part of this, but I didn't think it was...
    Misshimmary Misshimmary 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Has anyone tried daily use of something like Ativan? I would much rather develop a benzo addiction and keep my friends / make new friends than be a ******* hermit for the rest of...
    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Music is my addiction. I crave it, I want it, I need it all the time. This life would be less thrilling if I didn't have it in my life. It's my medicine when I'm sad. My high when...
    justhatgurl justhatgurl 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I have had my whole Brazilian area competed, love the smoothness all the time now. As a closeted crossdresser how much more can I do without raising too much suspicion? Do I really...
    Cindycharm Cindycharm 36-40, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh [Son], you keep going further and further away, man, digging it deeper and deeper and deeper every day. Please don't you dare move enough of that terrible black earth get to six...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Used to have friends I could talk to forever Used to love being surrounded by people Used to love dancing, swimming, chilling Used to love my family especially my sister Used to be...
    Radjad Radjad 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it...
    evamestanza evamestanza 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have really bad sports anxiety. I had in the past struggled horribly with social and school related anxiety but I beat it. A big reason is probably the anti depressants but...
    seanmike seanmike 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Aww, I'm really so sorry son. I hated to see you like this, I really did, man. Hated to see you, and could barely bear to look at you, standing there at the margin of my office and...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    My problem isn't drinking every day. My problem really is that I have a hard time not getting completely hammered recently when I drink. I just don't even think of it and I keep...
    kjmbk kjmbk 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 4