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I Used to Have An Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 have been exposed to it twice, once as a result of war and once thanks to cleaning up after bush fires. In the case of the latter, I used have flash backs, nightmares. Anger was...
    PaulineRoberta PaulineRoberta 46-50, F Nov 29

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    I'm used to my luck by now Actually i can predict what is going to happen next xD Especially when it comes to my social life I might be socially stupid a bit, but my bad luck...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I let my wall down. it was so stupid of me. I lay here asking myself why did I let my wall down. I tell myself your so stupid. I told them my personal stories. I bonded with them...
    abbybabby001 abbybabby001 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    i have an older brother who is literally insane and a drug addict ..over the years he's been in and out of psychiatric wards and mental hospitals and rehabs.. since i can remember...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    You are my poison, I've been using you since I was 4. Every day I've used you. You pretty much just brought me misery. I've tried to quit on you but I always come back. What is it...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 18

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    Looking back on my past, I wonder where did I go wrong. Was it the addictions, the ****** up feelings or was it just me, who I was then and who I am now. I can get over the fact...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 7 Responses Dec 10

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    I would never admit it to people I actually know but I have known for a while that I have a problem. Its weird to talk about and I doubt anyone cares but I am going to talk about...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    To you ;) My amazingly perfect boyfriend is my addiction. :P we talk all day every day all night every night :* I love you my sexy addiction <3
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    I write this with my own experience in mind, I do not judge anyone yet I will 'preach' about how addiction can ruin your quality of life. I have struggled with opiates, but...
    BackToTheCoitusSorry BackToTheCoitusSorry 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I have an addiction , I shall not disclose what it is but to me its like alcohol, its my drug. I take a sip of the wine and it feels good , amazing , the adrenaline of doing it . I...
    NERDYGIRL101 NERDYGIRL101 18-21, F Dec 18

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    I haven't told the truth in a long time about my drug addiction. The last time I was clean was about 8 years ago and I'm not even sure that is true. My drug of choice has been meth...
    Goddess007 Goddess007 46-50 Dec 19

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    There was a day I always bet on college and pro football games...I finally learned you cannot win consistently...glad I broke the addiction
    RetroDave RetroDave 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    I feel the change inside me. I'm not rainbow girl anymore but people still call me that ... I realize how I wear darker clothes now, my urges to cut and burn are increasing, my...
    DWIA DWIA 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I went through a drug addiction during my 'sophomore becoming a junior in high school' summer. It first started when a this older guy I knew from SF introduced me into meth the...
    nuggetschicken8961 nuggetschicken8961 16-17, M Dec 6

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    The moment you think you've got it, its spins around and bites you in the ***. I need to find someone living the same nightmare (preferably a woman) to talk it out with, share our...
    Mikeymlc Mikeymlc 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Prank texting is like an addiction...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F Dec 18

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    I can't stop gambling.... my bank accout is damn near close to nothing because of my addiction. I think I need help.
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 19

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    Yeah, it would be nice to (willingly) enslave him and make him sing everything to me. "May I use the bathroom?" "Can I wash your dishes?" Never sounded so good... Mmm, yeah, I so...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I have a addiction for plastic pants. I cant stop collecting them or wearing them. I just love the way they make me feel. The way they feel against my skin the way they cling to...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to not care about wearing makeup. I used to not care about how crappy I looked. I used to not care about what people thought of me. I used to not care about being single...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Dec 10

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    i contend that ************ is the most difficult Addiction to overcome.
    Devilonyashoulda Devilonyashoulda 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 29

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    And even now, [ex-wife], fourteen years in, and a silly song can make me cry over never being able to find the words, the right ones, to find my way back to you. "Say something...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M Nov 29

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    I think I'm begging to heal. I stopped checking her Facebook, Twitter and instagram. It was seriously like breaking an addiction. Zero contact does help. I find myseld wondering...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    -The used car or truck sector handles all private and vendor (independent and franchised) revenue of second hand cars. Non-public revenue are All those by which buyer and vendor...
    Guthrie161d6ml Guthrie161d6ml 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I grew up believing that I would be something amazing. I have a spotty history of divorced, absent parents; child abuse from a stepfather; social ineptness; and depression. When...
    hellaborderline hellaborderline 22-25, M Dec 2

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    I am very addicted to pantyhose!!! I simply CAN'T get enough. I will wear pantyhose 24 hours a day 7 seven days a week, if I could and when I finally become the woman I have always...
    wtbwoman wtbwoman 41-45, T Dec 4

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    I started daydreaming at a really young age, I'm not sure when exactly and how it started, All I know is that it grew to become an addiction I can't control. I've always paced...
    Year3thousand Year3thousand 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I met a man and we had "love at first sight." Maybe not love, but there was some special feeling that I had never felt, and I knew within minutes this would be different. I've had...
    Somecrazygirl Somecrazygirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I was 220 pounds.... my mom has depression and my dad always works so of course all I ate was fast food it was easy on my mom but twist I took ballets from age 2-13 now I'm 17 my...
    hsch212 hsch212 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I knew it was going to end it tears but I thought it was going to be because he was a drug dealer and I was a born addict and we were some modern day crackhead Romeo and Juliet...
    transformerman transformerman 22-25 1 Response Dec 10

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    My ARC (addiction resource council) assessment went well on Monday and I had already registered for my recommended class ahead of time, so everything is squared away. After the 7...
    devonshaye devonshaye 22-25, F Dec 10

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    Hi , I'm new here . I not actually new to this website as I have read some of the post before . I remember how I find it so sick when I read someone post about how they cut...
    triplexA triplexA 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I have spent the last 9 years volunteering at both men's and women's prisons. The last two I have worked for an organization that runs transition houses for ex offenders. Most...
    mktonght mktonght 41-45, M Dec 12

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    Hi, I'm 43 and I think I have pica because I'm really addicted to eating ice and smelling washing powder. It's only one brand of washing powder I crave for(I'm not worried about...
    smurft smurft 41-45, F Dec 16

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    Everyone has an addiction, Mine just happens to be you....
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the...
    sophrai sophrai 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 19

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