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I Used to Have An Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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'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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have addictions and it eats me inside. I need to fight them and change my life.
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Mar 2

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    i find it hard to distinguish between non-addiction life and my addiction behaviours. I'm trying to be good. I feel like my addictions fill a void in me
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Mar 10

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    I remember when I got to my breaking point. With your addiction at its worst I broke. You didn't know it..but I was so sick about your "habits" that I just couldn't handle it. I...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F Mar 13

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    If I learned one thing trying to get clean, its to never refuse to help your self. I lost my fight because I did not have the proper support and help that I needed to stay clean. I...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F Mar 17

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    It happened at the tender age of 13. My nephews and I were on my archaic simple Windows 98 PC. Seeing gore on /b/ made me traumatized. I remember the three of us wincing in horror...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I wrote something out for this, but it was so long I didn't think anyone would read it. It's so hard to summarize a drug addiction story, but I'll try. I had done most drugs...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Well it is no tragic heart breaking romance, It's simple , my Father left eleven years ago on January 13, 2004. He just up and left I was six years old and I just got back from a...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs 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 7 Responses Feb 28

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    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 6 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm the type of person who needs to talk about what happened to me. So I'm not really sure when I developed the disorder; there has always been abuse in my family. My parents...
    suzannenderekh suzannenderekh 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 8

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    I like people that that don't touch my computer. touching my computer really feels like a major crime to me. I bought it, I paid for it, and I've worked hard to protect my mental...
    okay62 okay62 70+, F 4 days ago

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    I used to do it a lot. I stopped and remained clean for a few months. Then started, then stopped. It's been on and off. The past week or so, I've started back. More so in the last...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I always told myself and everyone that I was so glad to not have a drug addiction. I don't do drugs I never have. I'm a social drinker. And I hate cigarettes. But to think I could...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response Mar 2

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    I am 26 and have been struggling with pica for 20 years. When I was a kid (6 years old) I started to eat the stuffing out of couches. It started off as a little here and there but...
    keepitlikeasecret keepitlikeasecret 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I have an addiction to cereal. It isn't the sugary types im talking about rather the healthy ones Ya know like Kashi. I could go through a whole box by myself. It is a...
    Farmmaid Farmmaid 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I am addicted to looking pretty. The only things in my life that I look forward to are hair appointments, appointments for eyelash extensions, trying out new beauty products, and...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 23 Responses Mar 14

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    I love the creeping addiction. It's just 1. Then a few. Then that pack in her bag. Ohh I could keep going but might get kicked outa here. Message me for more
    sm001fet sm001fet 36-40, M Mar 3

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    I am infected by EP. Symptoms : Head ach, butt ach, fever, watery eyes, dumb look, out of touch with reality, swollen finger tips. nervous twitch, uncontrollable laughter, mood...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Trichotlomania is one of the hardest things to deal with. Let alone it sounding revolting to most people, THEY NEVER UNDERSTAND! My biggest problem is my eyelashes and head. People...
    elizabethandy elizabethandy 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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    I have a very big addiction to **** and ************... I need a solution :(
    malcolmpatrice malcolmpatrice 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 6

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    sucks. I was clean for a while. I went back a few days ago. I haven't told anyone. I hate them, but it's the only way to cope with how unhappy I am at the moment. I don't want to...
    xyourxonlyxstarx xyourxonlyxstarx 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I've recently developed an addiction for Asian sweets. Red bean, taro, fluffy coconut buns, mochi, sesame balls... They taste fantastic and are so filling!
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    When I came to Pennsylvania I had to hold my nose Because, compared to Texas Here its F"ing cold! The food is a bit different The people are very kind But I can't wait to go home...
    RoughRed RoughRed 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    I have not gotten a fix in three days now. I am at my breaking point. i want to give in so much. it hurts. i feel very uncomfortable right now. writing helps a little bit. i think...
    hopelesslyalone7654321 hopelesslyalone7654321 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. triple negative. to help her pay the bills that her insurance wouldn't pay, I got into drugs. I became an evil person. I...
    styx1127 styx1127 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    I started wearing heels at the age of 4. I fell in love with them since. I remember wearing them at my first peagent. I was cute 😘. Im still wearing them and can't stop. I have...
    Ameliaaxo Ameliaaxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I chew bath sponges and eat radox bubbles, weird I know. It's nice though. My friend sniffs radox bubbles also but sometimes I just really want too stop but it's like an addiction
    lucymichellexo lucymichellexo 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a serious problem with cocaine, and I need to stop. Can any one share a story of recovery with me please..
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    my fiancé and father of my two children got addicted to pills almost a year ago. I know he's struggling. I have been understanding and I've tried to help him. We've tried weening...
    LeeseeDoll LeeseeDoll 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It has taken me years to admit that I, in fact, do have an eating disorder. Ever since I was young, I've been obsessed with my weight. I was always heavier than other girls, even...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I have six split personalities. They're voices/images in my head when not dominant over the real me. They will also draw themselves as different from my physical appearance and...
    XPathologyOfInsanityX XPathologyOfInsanityX 13-15, F Mar 6

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    The beginning of the end. I'm 26 yrs old, the feminine energy, and have a son to my twin. I was starting to feel old, worn out, and hit rock bottom when Magic happened. Our...
    Fatescollided11 Fatescollided11 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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