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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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    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 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well, it's been more over a period of 7 years... before I proceed do not judge... I have a set belief about marijuana use, and medical marijuana after some very dear friends, and...
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    Dear Mommy, I'm sorry that I don't remember that your sick, just like me, just like all addict's are. I have to remember that it's your addiction that I hate, not you. I must...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F May 1

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    I used to cut, I really still don't know why I did it, I feel so stupid... But cutting myself has show me to be stronger, more confident and more mature. Yeha maybe you will think...
    HikikomoryAndy HikikomoryAndy 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Meeting an interstate or overseas encourager who I develop a relationship with and she eventually gets me to visit with a one way ticket to fly over. It's only meant to be for a...
    enplumpen enplumpen 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    I'm addicted to ************ and putting other people before my self. addicted to eating, smoking pot, used to be ciggerrets, and used to be fast food . cut out fast food and cigs...
    mundinger1992 mundinger1992 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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    I never used drugs I grew up in a big city and saw first hand what crack had done to my neighborhood alcohol had killed my dad my high school friend lived on the streets due to...
    Daddyslovingarms Daddyslovingarms 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's odd,because i don't actually enjoy reading,yet i love a good used book store. There was one store in the city.It was an older building.Three floors of narrow shelves,winding...
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    I want to go back to being the person I used to be strong , independent and self sufficient not scared and weak.
    amador01 amador01 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Nope, not the person I used to be and I'm glad. I am happy with the new me. :) :)
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I used to cut a lot but I went to treatment for over a year. Now I am 18 months clean from cutting. I'm proud but I still miss it sometimes.
    jessy2341 jessy2341 13-15, F 23 mins ago

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    Recently, ive quit a five year addiction, I had been swallowed up into this hole of no company, no friends, the people i knew? thieves, robbery and deceit were all these people...
    LifeChangedMe LifeChangedMe 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    If I had the money, I'd have a session with every psychic there is to see who was accurate and who was not. I think it's like a gambler's addiction though. I'm aware of not wasting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    Gingerfab Gingerfab 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    For the first time i cheated on my bf of 4years at that time..and i needed soneone to tell all that i was going through..i had been cheated on several times and now it was my turn...
    nayaah02 nayaah02 22-25, F Apr 22

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    We all have in some way or other. Today is the 27 year anniversary of my best friend of 7 years, George, leaving this world. We were almost 12, and had good things we were looking...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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    When I was in 6th grade we had the D.A.R.E program, but when I was in the 6th grade, drugs had already taken control of my life. I started drinking at a young age. I'm not gonna...
    Godheals0328 Godheals0328 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    Almost after a half a year clean it got me again. I swore to myself I wouldn't. You can never leave the addiction behind. It consumes you
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Moving anymore is arduous. Every muscle, every joint groans complaining on the attempts in getting out of bed. My morale has abandoned ship as I sit on the side while the alarm...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 41-45, M 8 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I sincerely do not feel that the “blame” should be placed on the DIL, or any “blame” towards not one person. Look, life happens, family happens. As a mother of three, I...
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    I have 12 hour shifts all this weekend, back to back. I work on a ferry that takes passengers to and from the isle of wight. The job isn't hard really, everythings pretty...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    i there is something wrong with me, i used to only have panic attacks when something scared me.. its getting worst everday, a few days my mom wanted me to boil hot dogs, but i...
    SpideyAlyx SpideyAlyx 13-15, M 14 hrs ago

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    How I Lost Every Job I ever Had due to Narcolepsy: I've lost several jobs in the past due to (previously undiagnosed) narcolepsy. Unfortunately for me they were all through...
    Eyebr0wse Eyebr0wse 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    This experience reminds me of a dream I used to have when I was a bit younger. I wanted a cafe/bookshop/reading room type establishment, piles of all sorts of books, maybe an...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I was dating a guy that I thought I loved and loved me back my senior year in high school. He started out very nice and polite at first and even fooled my family in the beginning...
    Kksz Kksz 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I am married for nearly 2 years now. December 2013 I understood I was pregnant. I was really happy, but at the same time I felt broken... I am living away from my family and never...
    minoka1248 minoka1248 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My addiction is FOOD. It controls my mood, emotions, anxiety etc lol. If I go to a restaurant & the food isn't good, it literally puts me in the worst mood ever. And if I'm ever in...
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