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I Was Addicted to Xanax

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    Somebody Help!

    I am not personally taking Xanax, but this is my story,  My fiance and I lost our son in March of 2009 who was born 4 months premature and only survived three hours.  After about a week, my fiance began to expierence anxiety attacks so we went to talk to the doctor...
    concerned09 concerned09 22-25 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Stepson Takes Without Permission

    I'm having a dilemma. My 18 yr stepson takes things without asking. This bothers me I tell my wife but she does nothing. It's getting me angry and I'm ready to confront this my way. Any suggestions? Serious replies only plz. I am ready to explode and can't do it no more.
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M Apr 28, 2012

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    No More...

    I was prescribed Xanax when I was 15 years old and from that moment on my full on addiction had begun. Stealing, lying, cheating, fighting. I've been through it all. From suicide attempts to probation. I am now happy to say I have an entire year clean from this drug. Message me...
    lostincali20 lostincali20 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Im Still Going Through It

    well im 34 now and when i was 14 years old to 15 years old i used to get a couple from my father cause i always had panic attacks from 2000 to 2003 i was a herion addict which i got in trouble for stealing to support my habbit and i had a son which i did qiut heroin but ive been...
    triqratra triqratra 18-21 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    Vent Away! That's What A Lot Of Us Are Here For As Well

    Your lucky  you have a doctor that gives you xanax . I have come to earn all about this drug. For me it has been a real lifesaver. I don't have insurance anymore. If anyone knows of an honest pharmacy in the usa. Please let me know'ThanksJanet
    jancat310 jancat310 51-55, F Apr 2, 2012

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    A Season In Hell

    I was addicted to Xanax and, as a result, I lost so much. I had it all--prestige, money, career--and it all vanished one day when I decided that Xanax was more important to me than anything else. I wrote a memoir of my ordeal that is now available at Amazon for Kindle download...
    Noles222 Noles222 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2010

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    Im Still Going Through It

    well im 34 now and when i was 14 years old to 15 years old i used to get a couple from my father cause i always had panic attacks from 2000 to 2003 i was a herion addict which i got in trouble for stealing to support my habbit and i had a son which i did qiut heroin but ive been...
    triqratra triqratra 18-21 1 Response Jun 15, 2011

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    HELP Me!

    I am a new member here, looking for people to talk to about my xanax addiction. I am currently struggling badly to overcome my xanax addiction. I become heavily addicted to xanax in february 2009. I have severe anxiety and panic attacks. My doctor has me on 150mg of zoloft and...
    SarahZZZ1 SarahZZZ1 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    It Started When I Was 17

    i have cerebral palsy which means i'm in a wheelchair and i have constant leg pain when i was 17 my doctor prescribed me loratabs an xanax at first they helped alot just by taking a half but over time the pain got worse i was up to 2 pills a day one in the morning and at night...
    JustChrisCarter JustChrisCarter 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    The Devil Created Xanax

    Im 22 years old, the first time i tried xanax was when i was about 16. From then i started popping sticks everyday. When i reached age 18 i was a crazy addict. Ive always had cars somehow god saved me multiple times because i would take up to 30 2mg xanax bars and go drive, most...
    stacyyyg stacyyyg 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    Relapse: Going Through Hell

    I started using xanax a couple of years now by a neighbor. I being a addict didnt know i would become addicted to them. but I did. I recently relapsed and its back through hell again. I've withdrawled various times now from it and it's horrible. but here I am again. I feel lost...
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M May 6, 2012

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    Very Scared To Come Off Xanax

    About three and a half years ago I moved to Florida to take care of my mom.  She had terminal cancer.  My family is a dysfunctional mess.  My sibling who lived in FL refused to do anything and I was resentful and felt burdened.  It was horrible and as a result...
    ElizaDay66 ElizaDay66 36-40 7 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    My Love Affair

    Yes, I was prescribed xanax by my dr. for anxiety. No one ever told me they were addictive, I just thought it's xanax just a lil pill. Well, that pill was going to kill me or I was going to kill it. Love hate relationship by all means. I did not have the funds to go into detox...
    Puzzlingout Puzzlingout 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Xanax Is Torture Please Help

    I wrote devil created xanax, i need help to break a 10-60 2mg bar habit of 6 crazy years. Its been two months that i tried stopping cold turkey due to financial difficulties. I had five grand mal siezures and now expierencing mild psychosis, muscle spasms, irritability, insomnia...
    stacyyyg stacyyyg 22-25, F Dec 7, 2012

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    In the Middle of Addiction and Depression...

    I've been on Xanax for almost 7 years now. I was perscribed them when I was fifteen after I had tried to commit suicide, shortly after my mother had tried to do it herself. My mother had failed in her attempt as I did less then a year later. She had me go to her own therapist...
    Rioyoki Rioyoki 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Regret Ever Taking Xanax

    I was on Xanax ER for 3 yrs for muscle spasms from an accident. When I didn't need it, I was weaned off too fast by my doctor. The withdrawal symptoms I went through were unbearable and I just wanted to die. 5 months later I have a pounding heart beat constantly. When it gets...
    dawngri dawngri 51-55 Sep 24, 2012

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    I am 51 and mother of 2

    that never thought I woulad become addicted to drugs, I was prescribed xanax 20 years ago, started out 2 . 5 a day and gradually was raised to 1ml 2xday then stared taking that 3 and 4 times aday. I new I was a having a problem with this and a friend told me she thought I had an...
    sheila5862 sheila5862 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Growing Up Can Be Hard...

     I had a friend who loved pills and ended up introducing me to them.  For two years I was in a cycle of drug addiction and depression.  I attribute most of that to pills, especially benzodiazepines marketed under the brand name xanax and valium.  My friend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31, 2010

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    When Did Not Need To

    i was on xanax i toke it when i did not need to i was put on it fore stress i did not know what to do when i talked to my doctor i told hem i wand off of it the only thing it did fore me was it put my to sleep i know how all of you feel if you want to talk let me know thank you...
    dragonage2 dragonage2 26-30 Jan 8, 2013

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    It Started In 2004

    I was diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder. My doctor used to give them to me like they were candy. At one point in my life, I was doing upwards of 14mgs a day. I relapsed so many times i have lost count. When any of you went through withdrawal, how long did it take you to...
    pixelghost pixelghost 26-30, F May 24, 2012

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    If I Had Known.

    If I knew 4 years ago that by taking one little pill i would be sitting here, my life crumbled to peices I would have never takin it thats a promise. about 4 years ago I started taking xanax after I had my son, a friend gave them to me to help me sleep I was suffering from post...
    jst42day jst42day 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    I Wish I Had Known

    I have always sufferred severe anxiety. So, in early 2007, when I was 22 years old, I went to my general doctor to seek advice on how to control my panic attacks. I honestly did not know there were such things as anti-anxiety medications, and I had never heard of Xanax. I was not...
    starrhoda starrhoda 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Xanax Has Taken Away 5 Years Of My Life!

    I was prescribed this evil drug for "situational anxiety" as my family dr put it. I had just found out my husband was cheating on me. My world was turned upside down. Xanax helped with the panic attacks. It helped me sleep. It helped me deal with life. If I had known that 5 years...
    L7muhl L7muhl 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    Too Good To Be True

    When I was a junior in college, my shrink  (who turned out to be a beeyotch)  prescribed Xanax for my depression.  I don't know why;  it's not for depression.  I guess it's for anxiety.  Anyway, for about a month I felt good good good.  I...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    Huh Im Tired Of This

    well today my mom found out i took 30 dollars from her to buy xanaxes now my family knows and are saying hurtfull things i beat myself up everyday over the things ive done and sometimes i am so deppressed i dont know why im here i am a burden on my whole family and been for 10...
    triqratra triqratra 18-21 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    It's been six months.

    .. I'm thinking about jumping off this wagon. I think I was more fun and that people liked me better when I was high. Honestly, I just miss it!! Ugh! I don't know. Maybe I just liked myself better when I was high.
    Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    It all started when I was fresh out of high

    school. I grew up in a small, rural German/Chzech town in central Texas. Needless to say, these small communities have a way of raising sheltered naive individuals. Add to that growing up with a verbally and sometimes physically abusive father, and you can bet that I was one of...
    Rawj777 Rawj777 26-30 Sep 2

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    Still Am, Actually

    But hey, there are worse things.
    Aw8ingf8 Aw8ingf8 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    The Life Of A Xanax Baby Benzo Addict:

    I never knew what benzos were until my wife,kids and I moved to Spring Hill, FL. I suffer from insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks,etc..  so I met neighbors that take benzos. I made a stupid decision to ask my neighbor what are those that ya take. I was told xanax and that they...
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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    When I Was a Xanax Addict

    Between the ages of 18 to 22 years old, I was a benzodiazepine addict.  Doctor shopping was my thing and I would acquire such medicines like Valium (diazepam), Serepax (oxazepam), Rivotril (clonazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam).  Any were good but my favorite was...
    Morfius Morfius 26-30, M 9 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    I Had To Have It..

    I hope this will help some people. About 6 ears ago I was introduced to Xanax. My parents had died almost at the same time, and I was left with some heavy responsibilities--a house, a business..and an estate to settle. I could handle the responsibility--but it gave me a lot of...
    dimpsie7 dimpsie7 46-50, F Sep 9, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Dr prescribed Rx arent always the way to go- if you have read my other experiences you know i started using drugs at a young age. age11 when i started experimenting in OTC...
    snelletrail snelletrail 22-25, F a week ago

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    I've always had social anxiety and when I got high I was invincible, nothing & no one scared me. I was an addict for five years. This past year I've been clean but my social...
    invertedcocaine invertedcocaine 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    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

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    I'm sorry to whoever may read this that I made it so long, but its late and I'm tired of writing in my journal, at least here there's a possibility of a response and I need to let...
    littlebitoflucky littlebitoflucky 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've been I use to be addicted to pills. Xanax. Perks. You name it I've probably done it. But i started to realize I wasn't me anymore. And I didn't care much for the person I had...
    LostGirl1029 LostGirl1029 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I wish I was dead everyday of my life. I have had suicidal thoughts and tendencies since I was 11 years old. My parents divorced when I was 1 year old. Ever since I could remember...
    Meatball20 Meatball20 22-25, M a week ago

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    I never realized how addicted to cigarettes I was until I tried to go without them. ...Hi, I am a 36 year old smoker and here is my story... I started smoking in April of this...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have known her now for about 4 years. I will sum up my story as best I can. I got married at the age of 18 & had a baby soon after I turned 19. I needed to feel safe, & the older...
    4everflowing 4everflowing 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Whenever I read this experience I think of the song "Addicted" by Saving Abel. I am addicted to you babe and I Always will be. You're all I think about and all I want is to make...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I started smoking a few days after a very close friend of mine committed suicide. Up until that point, I never considered taking up smoking. Most of my family and friends smoke...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M Oct 1

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    I wish I had an online friend to talk to about diet and sugar addiction. I have one, but she is usually busy and distracted when talking to her. Addictions are so hard. People don...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I had my tattoos in my back when I was 17 , 9 days before i reach 18 and I love the feelings of pain so got my other tattoos yesterday on my belly and pretty hurts until now BUT I...
    circlingeye circlingeye 18-21, F Sep 24

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    I really hate this. I wish I never let my curiosity lead me to watching ****. I forgot how it feels to not be tormented by these **** thoughts! I know I'm addicted because my...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 29

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    I made good steps forward healing! I go online only every 2 days. I use it only at daytime. For atleast 2 hours not more. My sleep shedule got back to normal, although i still...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Oct 8

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    Something I am very ashamed of and embarrassed to tell anyone about. I have grown addicted over the last few months. I take too many fiber doses and laxatives in fear of being fat...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I might as well face it I'm addicted to love....to the man I love, that is........ and I don't want to be cured. 
    JustanonyMOUSE JustanonyMOUSE 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    My parents should be proud because i'm addicted to internet, not drugs!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I have the crazy obsession with socks! Socks are life! My mind mostly thinks about socks! Especially in school when I see girls socks :D I love seeing different style socks and...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Oct 1

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    This is true even though I dont get to smoke that much I am addicted to cigarettes
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    This is true even though I dont get to smoke that much I am addicted to cigarettes
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M