I Want To Be Happy Without Drugs Or Alcohol

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 545 People

    I Slipped Tonight...and It Woke Me Up

    Today is the Jewish day of atonement, or "Yom Kippur." My experience tonight was so strange and painful, I just need someone to pat me on the shoulder and say that it'll be okay. I have been struggling with marijuana dependence (yes, it exists) for over a year now. I basically...
    starryeyed1989 starryeyed1989
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2010

    I'm having so much pain in my jaw

    and teeth I cannot go w/o taking pain pills... I can't eat,sleep or even think sometimes from the pain and uncomfortableness I finally have an appt tomorrow but I'm nervous I'm going to need the meds afterwards still I don't want this pain anymore:(
    JazzydramaG82 JazzydramaG82
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    After 14 Years Of Being Sober....

    I was fired from my job and started drinking again. Even though the last 5 yrs or so, I drank maybe once a year. I'd either be at a wedding or on vacation. I didn't start drinking right after I was fired, but I met a new man to date and I didn't tell him I was a recovering...
    lovestwolaugh lovestwolaugh
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2011

    I am detoxing this weekend.

    I know it's going to be painful but it's THE thing that I have to do so I can have a better and healthier life!!!!
    shainnaR shainnaR
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    I Want To Stop But I Cant

    Iv been doing coke for years now, along with other party drugs. Up until a few months ago doing drugs wasn't something i did everyday it was a weekend/party thing. But a couple of days ago my driver had to get paramedics because I passed out and was having a really bad nose bleed...
    MissVanDerWoodsen MissVanDerWoodsen
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2012

    i would like to meet new sober young friends,

    this is really hard. making the decision to quit drinking at my age when alcohol is everywhere. but i know i have to do it because alcohol already caused me too many problems.
    torres00 torres00
    26-30, M
    Oct 22, 2015

    I havent drink for like 2 weeks

    and im feelig ok. Im just hoping it lasts.
    Hipstamusic Hipstamusic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015

    Struggling With A Choice

    I remember being a senior in high school and being with my friends on the weekend at a cabin and exclaiming, 'We don't need alcohol to have a good time. This is great!' Music, saunas, swimming, campfires and good times talking with friends. Not that we had never drank, it was...
    theloopylesabre theloopylesabre
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2011
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 24, 2014

    I feel I'm turning into someone else.

    I'm not me anymore. I don't control what happens anymore. I just do. I started using trees about a week ago. Been pretty consistent in using it too. I do it because it makes me feel good and without it I'm utterly depressed. I hate watching myself become dependent on anything...
    AngelAmongDemons AngelAmongDemons
    18-21, M
    Nov 27, 2015

    I have built and lost everything more than

    once over the last 12years of being a user. I can see myself destroying everything every time, but still I walk the same path. How do I get out ?
    SLR89 SLR89
    26-30, M
    Jun 20, 2014

    I Want To Feel Enlightened Sober.

    I want to be able to explore the vest regions of my psyce without having to pop a pill or light a bong. I want to find beauty in all the things around me and appreciate them like the should be without a needle. I want feel the extremes of love and lust without a nosebleed. I want...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    Tell me your stories about how you got clean,

    & stayed happy without the use of drugs. I'm afraid I will always need something to get by. "Addiction is a disease, but the cure is a choice" ~James Frey
    SubliminalQs SubliminalQs
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    You Can Live Longer And Happier Without Drugs Or Booze.

    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto
    70+, M
    Jun 6, 2012

    My Life

    i have always been a shy person, only when i started drinking as a teen, i became this outgoing, sexy persona. 20+ years later, i still relied on the drink or drugs to feel comfortable around new people. i have had years of sobriety, but a really hard time or situation arises...
    pookie24 pookie24
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

    I Want To Be Happy.. Period.

    I have tried the drug free and alcohol free life style.. i want to be happy that way.. but honestly.. idk if i can kill my pain without help.. people always say athat drugs and alcohol kill the pain and make it easier.. i want to know.. caue if it does, sign me up.. i can't take...
    MiremebeKamaria MiremebeKamaria
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2011

    I'm 16 and my names "Mike" (not really.

    ) But. lately I've been so depressed the only way I can be happy is to either take a hydrocodone pill, trip on LSD, smoke weed until I'm falling through the floor, or getting so drunk the walls move by themselves. And honestly I've been doing this for two years now and I don't...
    mrclax1227 mrclax1227
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    I really do, but it's

    so hard. they're the only thing ever that help me cope with everything
    ladysuffragette ladysuffragette
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    I'm so emotionally n physically f'ing hurting!

    I fantasize of laying on a beach with a needle full of heroin. Never tried it...
    78nikki 78nikki
    36-40, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    Going Downhill Fast...

    I'm going broke. I steal money to pay for drugs. The only thing that can get me out of bed is knowing I'm going to get high in a few minutes while I drive to school or somewhere. I've put myself in so many bad situations when trying to get drugs. I can't handle going to school...
    Shannondean Shannondean
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    But how, I'm so insanely depressed right now.

    . The only thing I know to do it turn to drugs and alcohol.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    Lapsed ....

    So I decided to not buy weed after a long debilitation with myself, having a stack of reasons too. I went to a club an took some class a's and drank and them after was like a recovery period after which I was not going to purchase any more of my favriout drug of choice marajawana...
    wakotrs wakotrs
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013
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