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I Was Addicted to Xanax

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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...
    dawngri dawngri 51-55 Sep 24, 2012

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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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    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...
    sheila5862 sheila5862 51-55, F Mar 18

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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...
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M Apr 28, 2012

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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...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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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...
    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...
    Rioyoki Rioyoki 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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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...
    Puzzlingout Puzzlingout 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 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...
    JustChrisCarter JustChrisCarter 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14, 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...
    Noles222 Noles222 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2010

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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...
    pixelghost pixelghost 26-30, F May 24, 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...
    Morfius Morfius 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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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...
    L7muhl L7muhl 36-40, F Aug 15, 2013

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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...
    dimpsie7 dimpsie7 41-45, F Sep 9, 2013

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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...
    stacyyyg stacyyyg 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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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...
    stacyyyg stacyyyg 22-25, F Dec 7, 2012

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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...
    triqratra triqratra 18-21 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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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...
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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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...
    ElizaDay66 ElizaDay66 36-40 6 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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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...
    lostincali20 lostincali20 18-21, F Oct 10, 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...
    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...
    SarahZZZ1 SarahZZZ1 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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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...
    Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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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...
    triqratra triqratra 18-21 1 Response Jun 15, 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...
    concerned09 concerned09 22-25 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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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...
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M May 6, 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...
    jst42day jst42day 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Where do I even start? First and foremost, I would like to just point out how similar these stories are: Started off as the answer to all problems... and then steadily destroyed...
    midasnemi midasnemi 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I was addicted for nearly a year. I was probably shooting it nightly at one point, reusing dirty needles; throwing money and my health away at an astonishing rate. A couple of near...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I need some Xanax in my life
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am 22 years old but for 2 years now i have been addicted to alcohol. A year ago I started doing a simple upper ( drug ) and didnt realize how addicted i had become. Last month I...
    IndependentGrl IndependentGrl 18-21, F Apr 7

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    lisen to all of those on this site, saying how they are addicted. You don't know addicted until you've gone through $500 worth of Starbucks in one day. Some people on this site who...
    Jward18 Jward18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am so addicted to the internet and to my computer in general. I first started to do online shopping. All of a sudden I was doing lots of research for others and personal...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Honestly, I think it is almost impossible not to get addicted to Adderall. It's the perfect drug: motivation, weight loss, better grades, increased dopamine, and it's much easier...
    xmer831x xmer831x 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Completely addicted and if the cure is to break that addiction there is no way I am taking it. Someday she will come be with me and the addiction will grow stronger but for now I...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 3

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    Ok in October 2013 I purchased minecraft and became TOTALLY ADDICTED. I barely did anything else than play hunger games and skyblock and factions and survival. My parents hate that...
    Cookzie Cookzie 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I used to be addicted to sex,now i manage to control it,anyway that's how i was born with high libido,this is going to end to my crave.
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I love to help addicted people and their families to live a new life. I am living proof, that someone can change their life around to live a respectable, responsible, happy, joyous...
    ruledbyvenus ruledbyvenus 51-55, F Mar 27

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    Im addicted to sex and have been for since I was 12.
    rebelbbygirl rebelbbygirl 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Addicted is a strong word, but I don't know if this qualifies so here: Since this post is anonymous, I'll be honest and say that I have a problem. I think it's like.. I used to be...
    Professionalgriefer Professionalgriefer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm addicted to sex with my boyfriend.. I love being around him and doing there's other time we just don't want sex and we just want each other company.. We recently got engaged...
    screamolover17 screamolover17 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I love to wear thongs under my dresses, skirts, shorts, and when semi nude. I just feel so addicted to them and I love to show off my backside to other nudists. And of course, i...
    happygoluckywife happygoluckywife 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm so addicted to "Who's crying now" by Journey!! Oh my gosh I love it.
    PencioliaLuna PencioliaLuna 13-15, F Mar 21

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    I am addicted to coffee. I love coffee. I pretty much drink coffee from the time I wake up in the morning, till either I drank more than a pot of coffee, or till I feel like...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Dude. I have no life and I'm addicted to all types of social media but I think that instagram is my #1 so follow me! @breannainreverse .. I promise I'm not a complete loser.. haha
    breannainreverse breannainreverse 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Well, I don't know about addicted, but I do like wearing them. I like both the look and feel of them.
    massagechick85 massagechick85 26-30, F 15 Responses Mar 23

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    Its only been an hour since i started using this app and i am already getting addicted to it.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I am totally addicted to Wicked Games by The Weeknd. https://soundcloud.com/devinnkeith/wicked-games-the-weeknd?in=maggystroes/sets/applebottom-let-you That is all :)
    SquishyIan SquishyIan 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    It's 6:30 in the morning and I'm on EP before I even get my morning coffee... That means I'm more addicted to this site than I am to coffee... Uh oh.
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I'm addicted to McDonalds. I eat triple cheeseburger meals at least once a day, sometimes more. But the problem is, I don't understand why I'm so skinny. I never gain weight, it's...
    Maddisonbrett Maddisonbrett 22-25, F Mar 26

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    So more on a light hearted note after all that's been happening in my life - I am addicted to zombies! I love zombie films, zombie books etc.... What would you do if you were...
    roxie1145 roxie1145 26-30, F Mar 26

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    This website is so weird for me. One week, I'll be completely addicted and all I can do is check my notifications. But then for about a month straight I don't even log on. It's...
    taylor468 taylor468 16-17, F Mar 26