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I Was Addicted to Xanax

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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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    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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    Still Am, Actually

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Beth0888 Beth0888 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 29

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    I'm addicted to your soft luscious lips. Your vast oceanic eyes as you gaze down upon me. I'm addicted to the soft touch of your hands as you press your body against mine. To the...
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    DamienBodie DamienBodie 18-21 3 Responses Nov 7

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    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Nov 4

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    To a man... I met him when I was just thirteen. And its been an 11 year roller coaster since! He was my first EVERYTHING! From my first make out session to my first time being...
    fragilestrength90 fragilestrength90 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I have been addicted since I was 9. I am currently 13 and want to stop. Please help me EP.
    RandomName1682 RandomName1682 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    It's 2:00 am. I have a quiz at 10am. Here I am(second day), already addicted to ep.
    nopathnogoalnolife nopathnogoalnolife 18-21, M Oct 27

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    Zabecki Zabecki 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    OpelOliver96 OpelOliver96 18-21, M Oct 30

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    And I totally love being addicted. it feels really good. Make that... really, really good. So? My life, my choice. Btw, it's totally awesome.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M Nov 5

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    Well I wouldn't say addicted I would say crave it alot
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    i rather talk on here because it is more personal we can be better friends here. i am addicted to Facebook.
    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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