Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Used to Have An Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    It's weird cause I've never really been addicted to anything ever. But I'm addicted to coffee and I'm getting addicted to drugs. And that scares me. Because one slows your heart...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm addicted to Chapstick... And no I don't eat it!
    FindingTheRealMe FindingTheRealMe 16-17, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It all started at the beginning of May of my first year in college. Me and a friend from my dorm had a mutual friend who had posted links of the site “Ask.fm” on his Facebook...
    MattRogue MattRogue 18-21, M 29 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The strangest item I have used was my brothers toy lightsaber from Star Wars I can remember I had a lot of fun with it and after it used to make me smile when he played with it...
    Maryb96 Maryb96 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Before of being with my true love,I dated a jerk. I was his toy, he used to get mad when someone talked to me, he used to say -Wear those mini skirts I like,wear super skinny jeans...
    HappyWife16 HappyWife16 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've had my times with substance abuse from chocolate to cigarettes, from marijuana to LSD and a phew pharmaceutical and mazturbation (ahem). I believe that addictions can be...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M Oct 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I, like many people these days, have found myself caught up in p*rn. I didn't mean to do it, and I didn't realize what it was until it was too late and I was already in. I have...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just another story that I can link to new people I meet! Obviously, EP has become one of my favorite hobbies. I like writing, I like reading and I like talking to people. I love...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How many of us look into the mirror and hate what you see? Wait a second. Did you create yourself? No, you didn't. I made myself feel bad for years because of my appearance and I...
    ladybug96 ladybug96 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My boyfriend and I have been together for about 8 months now. We have lived together for 5 months, and I am head over heels for him. He has had a past of gambling, but told me he...
    BlueEyes618 BlueEyes618 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since early teenage years I have had problems. Trying to commit suicide many times, I needed love and affection, so I had few boyfriends, they all slept over with my friends. So I...
    neverneverknow neverneverknow 18-21, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Most people that know me do not no know me as much as they would like to think. I have always wanted a relationship, just like all of my friends. Someone to say i love you to me...
    MissHeartBrokenHurt MissHeartBrokenHurt 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Like I said my body type is of a teenage girl and I used to get teased a lot about my chest ever since highschool. Some guys even told me why don't you just become a lesbian or...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm lost and alone; forever wandering and searching for people who I can truly connect with. I feel a void deep inside my soul that never leaves; no matter how hard I try to fill...
    electrapleiadian electrapleiadian 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I miss my friend Kira we haven't talked in a long time it's been a few years because one summer I went to Cali. And i came back and my BFF had moved away I remember the day we met...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 37 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My story is both simple and complicated at the same time, but I will try to explain it as best as I can. I claimed the title Straight Edge in 2012, but was drug and alcohol free...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a addict, I have suffered from a heroin addiction for 7 years since the age of 17. My six month anniversary of being sober was last Saturday. Since that day I fell into a deep...
    MikeMotika MikeMotika 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a good friend who I have known almost my whole life. We used to use drugs together but when I out grew that behavior, she did not. She went even more extreme using drugs on...
    NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just got off the phone getting advice from a notorious mental institute. The person just hung up and even laughed I told him almost everything on my mind and addiction to EP also...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I grew up in a catholic home, going to church every Sunday, not eating meat on Friday's & all that. But when I got to middle school I stared to question myself, "why do I believe...
    BatVein BatVein 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was in my late teens/early 20s, I was a goth. Well, I was never a stereotypical goth - I went through phases. I discovered rock and metal bands such as Evanescence, Marilyn...
    ladysatine ladysatine 22-25, F 31 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My solicitor wants to phone me to find out what's happening with a certain, case. I've no idea and I hate talking about it on the phone. Not only that, they can't find the culprit...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The hardest part about getting into a serious relationship is trusting that person. I used to think the ultimate form of trust, at least for myself, was sexual vulnerability. I was...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Casting for a new cable television show Struggling with a phobia or chronic affliction that is interfering with your daily life Do you have uncontrollable hand tremors a...
    AL8X AL8X 22-25, F Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Everyday is a new struggle. Everyday something new happens to make you want to RUN back. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard. I've got multiple addictions I'm battling...
    PinkBalloon1 PinkBalloon1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is not ******* fair first off. I'm a very decent person and I have never had a physical addiction before. I am a full time worker along with being a full time college student...
    vermillion2333 vermillion2333 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hello, my name is Lindsey, i have an addiction to biting and picking at my finger nails and toenails... i dont understand, why do i do this to myself? its like i cant stop.. its...
    lindsleigh lindsleigh 18-21, F Oct 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well it's been over a year now & I'm still clean. Pregnant with our baby girl and due any day now! I still think about the past and grieve for the 2.5 years of my life I lost over...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Recently I've started working through a programme to beat procrastination. It's terrific! Part of it involves me monitoring how I am using my time. From that element of it, I have...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I leave him after time and time again of mentally abusing me, after he gets drunk and is mean to me. Every time he comes back and apologizes. says he was drunk and didn't mean it...
    TDP9196 TDP9196 22-25, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Society's definition of love, and the relationship it is supposed to produce, is unnatural and unsustainable in human nature. I have 'given up' in the sense that I no longer...
    satellite42 satellite42 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Oh my... I was hanging out with my friend after school today for a little while. Given he isn't the best influence, I usually try to bring him up and help him out a little. I was a...
    lovealwayz lovealwayz 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I recently adopted my 5th APBT a few weeks ago. This is Mason, 145 pounds of love and kisses. He's only 3 1/2 and has been to 6 shelters in his life. I'm so glad to add another...
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    how do you guys cope the pain and the depression i cry inside for my mom i think cause i needed her and she wasnt available mayve my mask is coming out i feel so alone im just...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tattoos are such an addiction! 1. A kind big tokidoki themed tattoo on my upper arm 2. A moustache on my finger for a movember fundraiser. 3. Stars on my wrist (I was young ha...
    Crystalcastle Crystalcastle 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello everyone, it's my first post here....and here it is: Few years ago I had stroke. Strong one, followed by NDE. I recovered completely....they said I am OK now. While still on...
    XanaxBabe XanaxBabe 26-30, F Sep 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Think Thelma and Louise , Lucy and Ethyl and Laverne and Shirley . That is me and my best friend. She is here for the weekend and 12 hours in to the visit she has caused simple...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 3

    Your Response

    Cancel