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I Used to Have An Addiction

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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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    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 1 Response 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    looking at kids mode around my age (12-16) is one that I want to get rid of.
    jonnyboy826 jonnyboy826 18-21, M Jul 28

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    I don't know what to do... I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years and until 2 days ago I had no idea he was a compulsive gambler. He is a really lovely person who treats me...
    randomrach363 randomrach363 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    1. Read a book intermittently and finished it in a decade. Yes! That tough! 2. Set (probably) 1k sqm of field on fire. 3. Had a minor accident last Saturday. 4. I played with...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I used to be so happy, trusting, fun loving but marriage to someone with an addiction took that from me...
    Timetotalk Timetotalk 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Haha, i was surprised that in this group are only 2 people! I never had a smartphone. I never really used a phone and last time i was using it ,it was like the year 2008? After...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I joined this experience group long ago, but my addiction is growing! In the last year I have read the entire Ante-Nicene library. It was terribly addictive as it changed my...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F Aug 12

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    My boyfriend's gambling addiction is really putting a tear into our relationship. He has now been in Las Vegas for over a week now, and admitted to bringing $40k for gambling...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    My story is true. I need help. I am so emotionally unstable. I haven't been able to talk to anyone about this. Please excuse the spelling and grammar, right now I am venting. I...
    mijudelacru mijudelacru 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    The combination of those aspects of treatment can assist the person from Austin to obtain to the basis from the drug or alcohol habit; this give them Using the finest prospect of...
    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Addicted to drugs in general I used to be addicted to cigarettes have an ecig now but I prefer cigs ah well life goes on
    mellywoo mellywoo 13-15, F Jul 28

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    When I was a kid, I used to sleep in my parents room. I used to wake up not being able to move and start crying and screaming. I used to always think it was my parents squishing me...
    MadsCFC MadsCFC 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So, I have not long come out of a private hospital here in the UK as an NHS patient (state funded to you American folks) and it's gone fairly well overall. I went in in a state...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am in desperate need of help to break an addiction. I dont want to say what it is (not smoking or drugs, or nothing rude) but i reallllllllllyyyy need help to break it. Ive been...
    gracebxox gracebxox 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I have a terrible gambling addiction and am losing everything
    terry19 terry19 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I may have an addiction to caffeine. I'm always buying those terrible energy drinks. They don't even taste good or provide any hydration but I keep buying them! It's like I can't...
    TravTru TravTru 18-21, M Jul 28

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    My 22year old son snorted heroin for 10 months last year. I found out on Jan 31and got him into am outpatient program in early Feb. he stayed clean for 5 months and then relapsed...
    SweetPeaLove SweetPeaLove 51-55, F Aug 4

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    I have an addiction... MUSIC Cannot function without it... Has to be on all the time... It is my only religion... It is my constant... It clears my mind of all my demons... It is...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    It's a weird addiction, one I haven't heard of before so I don't think there's any medical treatment or counselling or anything like that so i'm gunna have too ride it out :O I...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    My addiction is human imperfection and suffering. I always have to find the pain in others, their secrets and feelings. I want to be able to depend on someone through a promise of...
    JonathanCTVirgo JonathanCTVirgo 18-21, M Aug 11

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    Ok so I've been best friends for 5 years and almost 3 years together. His been battling with his gambling for years. He never thought it was an issue until it started to affect our...
    Tara322 Tara322 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I think that doing this to myself was a symptom, not a disease. I pulled out all my eyebrow and eyelashes (and lots of hair in othe places too) when I was young and now I can see...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    So I woke up thinking about my fat **** ***** of a mother wearing my shirt and stretching it out and her disgusting stomach sticking out of the now disfigured shirt I didn't say...
    dannygirl89 dannygirl89 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Ever since I became addiction-free, I've always had this phobia of someone watching me while I sleep. Well, something like that. Every night I cannot fall asleep without something...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    is this bad? I don't think so :) Except I stay up till like 3am reading book after book when I have to get up at 7am the next day... BUT THE BOOKS ARE WORTH IT OKAY.
    Readbymyself Readbymyself 13-15 1 Response Jul 23

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    I hate going to work everyday and leaving my boyfriend alone. I work in a hospital and i am constantly checking the patient database to make sure he didn't overdose again and end...
    anburton00 anburton00 18-21, F Jul 25

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    All of the people who are on this even though this isn't an experience please feel free to message me I'm here to talk anytime I'm a paramedic and it's my job so don't be hesitant...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M Jul 25

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    Instagram is my addiction lol xriiccii // follow me
    xriiccii xriiccii 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm at work and there's a fridge in the office with chocolate and cake in it. Right now I'm alone, and it's really hard to resist the temptation to eat. But I'm tryinggggg I haven...
    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F Jul 28

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    This guy I know told me that he would let me fix for free, no strings attached. He told me that all I would have to do would be to show up. I went over to his house and he had lots...
    rpdbyblk rpdbyblk 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I cheated on my bf but I talked to him about and I got back the man who will most likely be my husband one day. I love him with my heart but the fact that I'm dealing with a slight...
    CountryByChance CountryByChance 18-21, F Jul 29

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    I am struggling with a problem with pyschic and tarot lines. I have heard of a support group on pyschic junkie.com but every time I try to join I am declined. Does anyone know of...
    coliver222 coliver222 46-50, F Aug 8

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    I want to go to sleep and for once the last thing on my mind wouldn't be "I'm not waking up from this one" How could I have let myself get this bad
    kikoKatt kikoKatt 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    They are all around me!!!! Good thing I don't have an addiction!
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F Aug 11

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    I'm 17 now, I've already been shot, stabbed, hit by a car, starved, beaten by 4+ grown men at a time. Broken my jaw, eye socket, legs, arms, hands and ribs. I live on murder mile...
    zacisbest45 zacisbest45 16-17, M a week ago

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    Really too much to put down here...I've reunited with the mother of my son, kinda; got a new job, had a billion thoughts and feelings that amounted to nothing much. Oh yeah, just...
    jjsdaddy86 jjsdaddy86 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    That's the whole plan! I mean, you don't start working in a brothel just to answer the phones, do you? Well, I wouldn't anyways!!! Since getting interested in this life of vice...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to point out that I'm not saying or posting this for attention. I genuinely feel ugly. I am very fat, I have short hair and honestly people just don't find that attractive...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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