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I Used to Have An Addiction

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am prone to addiction. Not even just one thing or anything specifically. Not just a chemical addiction. I easily become addicted to anything that makes me feel good and distracts...
    Ma1eficent Ma1eficent 26-30 9 hrs ago

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    I am so baffled right now. It's my first year of marriage. When we first met we didn't do drugs. Then we did hydrocodone at work waiting tables. We became a couple and went from...
    ladyeljay ladyeljay 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I have an addiction. I went through the 12 step program. I stayed free of my addiction for three month. I used prayer and my group as tools to recovery. Over the last month I...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I'm not the person I used to be. I used to be really bubbly and happy. Very positive and sweet. Then I met my daughters father who was abusive. Not only physically but emotionally...
    submissive19 submissive19 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've always convinced myself that it was because I had coursework or needed to prepare for an exam, but the reason for my adderall addiction started before I'd even tried it. When...
    shmannabelle shmannabelle 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    If you look closely in the background U can clearly see an orange apparition.  I used that application Perfect 360 on my face and I cant find the original but its there in...
    TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess 26-30, T 1 Response Sep 8

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    I used self harm for attention, and then it soon became more like an addiction so I started keeping it to myself. I now have stopped and Im almost a year clean :) I'm so glad I got...
    zennarts zennarts 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    In this weird way, I find it hilarious. Maybe its just the situation surrounding it, and my coping mechanism? Who knows... But, I moved out it August... I had to. I had originally...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Sep 14

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    I think every time I move to a new city I change a little. I've lived here for a year. My friends are completely different from any I've had before and my coworkers are more like...
    lovedaria lovedaria 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I remember who I was before I turned into the person I am now. I used to be nice, innocent and selfless until my parents divorced, i got cheated on by my past boyfriends and lied...
    99Problems99 99Problems99 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Coca-cola. The soda is the only one for me. Sprite, Pepsi, orange soda could never compare. It started off innocent enough. A small cup at the bowling alley or at a party. Then...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm still battling addiction and overcoming where it brought me
    lovelypoison44 lovelypoison44 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Cutting is one of the most misunderstood human behaviors. And like any addiction, cutting is an extremely difficult thing to stop. We can become addicted to the chemicals that our...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Looking for advice... I'm 33 and have been with my husband since I was 17 (married for the last 10 yrs). I've changed a lot in this time, from a very shy & passive young girl to a...
    mi33sardonic mi33sardonic 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 3

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    I really wish I had the attention span to give a full explanation. I haven't regularly harmed myself since high school. It's been 13 years since then. I wish I would have gotten...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    My uncle/godfather. My uncle was a very sincere, sensitive, cheerful man. He helped everybody very much. Suddenly, in 2007 he fell into a long pnemumonia. He was ill earlier due to...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Hi everyone. Can u guys tell me your opinion about this please? My bf playing online betting (football) We used to go together and put some money just for fun. It was never more...
    nikolka nikolka 18-21, F Aug 26

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    In case you are owning problems in getting a tour operator to answer your criticism, you ought to use the subsequent rule and complain with regards to the lack of reaction. ABTA...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Have you ever been hurt and disappointed so much that you just don't care anymore? Failed relationships that never even started , friends that constantly backstab you, family that...
    solzco1 solzco1 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Paper Cuts - Nirvana Two As One - From First To Last Sound Effects And Overdramatics - The Used All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues - Senses Fail There's No Penguins In Alaska...
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am not gonna lie.. I don't like it and I have. Used wraps to tighten and tone my body.. Still a work in progress... If anyone needs help getting in shape let me know...
    Jodyann1 Jodyann1 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hey so I have this well call it self pleasure/sexual addiction. It seems I am only happy or in a good mood If I get pleasured if it's by me or my gf. I want help rid myself of it...
    jakeyd125 jakeyd125 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I gnaw the epidermis off my fingertips. And i cant stop it. It feels nice to have something to chew on i guess... You think that weird? Is there anyone you know that has the same...
    NoxAnon NoxAnon 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    IBM Benchmark Centers have the knowledge and applications to deliver proofs of technological innovation, "to start with of A form" proofs of notion, and substantial-h2o benchmarks...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My roommate alerted me that she likes sleeping naked. After the first week, I got used to it and started doing it myself. Now we just lounge around our room nude before bedtime...
    curiousemily curiousemily 18-21, F 10 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Love to smell used panties mmm
    Lovlil Lovlil 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Well I just got into a fight with my dad September 21 he was blocking me in my room and he grabbed one of my big draws and used it to block the door my mom was trying to get in and...
    PabloBoyyyy PabloBoyyyy 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    My family used to abuse me, so I moved in another country. But people here don't accept me because I'm not their nationality. I don't really know what to do.
    nobodyx nobodyx 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Ok. All of the previous experiences sound way too familiar, i can no longer live in denial. I have been with my husband for 11 years now, the last 4 been married. I have never...
    mayooya mayooya 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are things I really don't want, or need, but I crave..... Luckily it's nothing as bad as cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs, but actually it's just as serious. List: -High carb...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Aug 23

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    Can I please just live one day with out my ******* paranoia ,anxiety, depression and addictions to remember how life was before?
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F Aug 23

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    I seriously f*cking hate sex addiction! It has ruined my life-and my families life! I just beat the crap out of my husband. I didn't even know I had it in me. I left bruises. I'm...
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Stopped me from finding a job held up job applications Fraud, fake, cyber bullying, obsession, hacking, computer addiction
    dovemachinenotes dovemachinenotes 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Octopus. A few years ago I was deep into depression. One day I was stumbling through tattoo meanings and came across the octopus. It read, "The octopus has the ability to lose a...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Aug 26

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    I have tried really hard to stop cutting. Over the past couple years it has become somewhat of an addiction for me. Whenever I was upset, angry or just feeling anything I didn't...
    RubyTuesday413 RubyTuesday413 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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