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Chapters Tagged As ALCOHOL
Chapter 38
Addicted to Depression

I come from a place of neglect and abuse.  For this reason, I keep most at an arm's length.  I spent most of my childhood sad and alone.  I consider myself  to be a recovering Adult Child of An Alcoholic.  My dad had t...

Posted 6/20/2013
Views: 360
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Chapter 39
Delusion

  I never want to forget that day, in February 2006, holding onto the leash knowing there was one of the greyhounds on the other end. A dizzy sick feeling was washing over me and it was time to get that dog in the house out of the sno...

Posted 6/20/2013
Views: 399
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Chapter 41
99%

I met my husband online 15 years ago playing cards. This was before dating sites existed. We were both in unhappy relationships. As we talked he told me he was an alcoholic but had been sober 10 years. I was a drinker but had no idea what that rea...

Posted 6/24/2013
Views: 360
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Chapter 45
There's No Drunk to Monk

A lot that I do is in virtue of a revelation to my struggle with substance abuse. About ten years ago, "addiction" was only a nine letter word until I was aware of a family m...

Posted 6/25/2013
Views: 374
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Chapter 46
The Truth Hurts

My story is plain and simple, I let Drugs and Alcohol ruin my life, and if anyone tells you that's NOT true, they just don't know. I first got the taste of Meth in 2004 after asking for a ride to a club, after that first...

Posted 6/28/2013
Views: 482
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Chapter 52
The Steps I Had To Take

The steps I had to take My life began Dec 10 1971, I grew up in small town Buckingham FL. Life was a little bit of chaos, my parents got divorced before I can remember. My mother remarried to an alcoholic when I was around 3 or 4. I grew u...

Posted 7/9/2013
Views: 405
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Chapter 53
Sobriety of the Spirit: Meanderings

I am still learning how to openly express my feelings and not hide them or bury them in a cleaning frenzy or other addictive behavior like surfing the Internet or eating.  But I'm getting better at it.  I've been sober since November 19,...

Posted 7/9/2013
Views: 405
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Chapter 58
My White Chip Moment

I tried to kill myself for the first time on in 2010 on the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. I just wanted to go to sleep and not wake up. I had trouble sleeping so I would drink until I passed out every night. My drink of choice, Franzia box w...

Posted 7/17/2013
Views: 439
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Chapter 59
My pregnancy saved me from a life of alcholism.

  I'm a writer, and like many artists, I convinced myself I was a better writer when I was drinking. I quit drinking during my first pregnancy; while I was pregnant, I couldn't imagine even wanting to drink as much as...

Posted 7/17/2013
Views: 375
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Chapter 61
Diamond Eyes

This such a great Idea and outlet for people to share their experience strength and hope with others. My mom gave birth to me the night Mary Lou Retton was doing back flips at the Olympics. If that wasn't a foreshadowing of what was to come I don'...

Posted 7/18/2013
Views: 373
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Chapter 64
Want to live a Real Life

I started drinking at the age of 14 yrs. old, my girlfriend and I would ask random people in front of a package store store to get us alcohol, we started getting Boobes Farm wine. This lasted for a short period of time. About 3 yrs. later when I e...

Posted 7/24/2013
Views: 385
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Chapter 71
Who in the hell left the gate open (Part 2)

I am at my halfway house feeling hopeless, rejected, misunderstood, judged, and alone.  Yet, C from I keeps telling me that I am in the right place.  How is that possible.  I am unique and different.  I didn't loose my job, nev...

Posted 7/29/2013
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Chapter 74
Struggling day 1 sober

I'm so tired of waking up to feelings of shame.....embarrassment yet again got drunk alone and started calling people how much can I torched myself? I know there is life without alcohol a good life I've been there before.   I can't accept whe...

Posted 8/5/2013
Views: 378
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Chapter 77
A story about a girl

Hey so I love this new idea to share your story about addicition with people. I am a 22 year old female and I have had several years of addicition. My story beginfls when my first memory was being raped by my father at the age of 6-7. It happened...

Posted 8/12/2013
Views: 291
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Chapter 83
Broken Soul

Hi Everyone, Well, I am not really proud of myself right now. You see, I got sober from meth August 7, 1995, gave up alcohol in 1988 and did really good until November 2012. I was living overseas for 2 years, and had to come home to take...

Posted 8/20/2013
Views: 398
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Chapter 85
Only Through Struggle Have I Found Rest

I am a 22 year old drug addict/alcoholic. I always found it interesting how difficult it is to begin a story. Much like it is difficult to take that first step with anything in life. Whether it has positive or negative impacts, people always seem...

Posted 8/25/2013
Views: 381
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Chapter 86
Faith Is Key

Born and raised in a small town in the north east, my childhood was very normal and happy. I have a good family and I recall many get together, party's, and friends. I remember the full lamb my dad used to cook on the picket, we are Greek...

Posted 8/25/2013
Views: 363
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Chapter 88
Unique & Irish

Where do I begin? I'm Irish, German, and Welsh, right there alone should tell you this is going to be an interesting story. I grew up in a catholic environment, with 2 loving parents, 2 sisters and 1 older brother. We all got along, okay for the m...

Posted 9/2/2013
Views: 370
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Chapter 89
You know this feeling that you have right now? You don't ever have to feel this way again

I have been in and out of the aa rooms for years. All those attempts at sobriety didn't work because it wasn't my time. I wasn't ready. When I completely surrendered myself to the aa program and the first step, then it started to work. <...

Posted 9/3/2013
Views: 340
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Chapter 90
Born Into it

BORN INTO IT!                                                               &nbs...

Posted 9/12/2013
Views: 318
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Chapter 94
Forced to grow up early in life

Part1- I was forced to grow up early in life, I come from a big Irish family, My folks drank socially but there were never to my knowledge problem drinkers, My parents were young, and they were not financially capable of taking care of 4 c...

Posted 9/12/2013
Views: 309
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Chapter 95
New Normal

You see it in TV all the time- recovered/sober people in and out of aa meetings, getting support from other people and trying to make the most out of their recovery.  That is NOT for me. I have only a few friends (who pretty much believe...

Posted 9/12/2013
Views: 339
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Chapter 98
Sobriety

I'm 21 now and have abused alcohol since the age of 15. And smoked weed most days since I was 17. I'm quite shy and nervous around big groups, so I always had to have a few drinks in me to feel comfortable. When I drink I'm loud and rude and I can...

Posted 9/16/2013
Views: 332
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Chapter 105
Finally Free and Loving Life

I was born in New York to an addict/alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother.  I always had the addict...

Posted 10/1/2013
Views: 405
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Chapter 108
Celebrating Recovery

Today I celebrate my recovery birthday. It was 13 years ago today that I took my last drink. It hasn't been the easiest journey. At first none of my friends thought I would stay sober passed a month. They knew my way of dealing with stress and pai...

Posted 10/15/2013
Views: 385
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Chapter 111
To Never Meet Again, But Grateful That We Did

Dear Alcohol,​Something always brought me back to you. Plagued, yet intrigued by your effects, you came to possess and control my every...

Posted 11/1/2013
Views: 340
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Chapter 117
I am a GIVER! Not a TAKER!

Well,I haven't done this sooner,because who likes to bring up painful thoughts? I got my first D.U.I.back In 2010,which I never thought that I would ever get one of those.At The same time I was kind waiting on it to happen,and it was awful,I was e...

Posted 11/20/2013
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Chapter 123
A Story of Surrender: My First Sober Thanksgiving

         A STORY OF SURRENDER-My First Sober Thanksgiving          &nbs...

Posted 12/3/2013
Views: 310
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Chapter 124
Wasted Youth

It all started when I was 14. A sick love affair with alcohol that took over my life before I could even realize it. I went to a party with friends trying to be cool and drank rum and coke all night and somehow managed not to get sick or wake up w...

Posted 12/3/2013
Views: 289
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Chapter 129
A Slippery Slope

  My problem with the abuse of alcohol started when I lost my best friend and discovered that I could disconnect fro...

Posted 12/8/2013
Views: 291
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Chapter 137
Woman To Woman

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Posted 12/24/2013
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Chapter 141
The College Years

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Posted 1/6/2014
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Chapter 143
For An Even Better 2014

It's New Year's Eve and I'm finally feeling stronger. Around Halloween I started to have urges to be über sexual and use tina. I've been working at staying sober since 2004 with some major success time. The last time I had used was th...

Posted 1/9/2014
Views: 226
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Chapter 147
Through Hell and Back

 Well I have finally come to terms with everything that has happened to me in  my life .  My parents were both young , my father was a heroine addicted  / drug dealer he was very abusive toward me and my mother . He would beat...

Posted 1/10/2014
Views: 240
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Chapter 148
Final Descent

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Posted 1/10/2014
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Chapter 150
An Open Letter to Beer

Dear Beer,It's been a long time. I have been reflecting on our relationship lately, and thought you wo...

Posted 1/10/2014
Views: 226
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Chapter 163
Path To Recovery

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Posted 1/10/2014
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Chapter 169
Living Proof

I grew up in a house where whiskey was the answer to a sore throat. I don't remember my first drink because I was probably very young. I always hung around the bad kids. In high school my boyfriend was one of the well known dealers. I stayed with...

Posted 1/14/2014
Views: 287
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Chapter 171
Hope

I wasn't one of the people who had a horrible bottom that would bring me into recovery -- just because you jump off before you reach destruction doesn't lesson the reality of addiction.  Some are just more fortunate the others. I was...

Posted 1/17/2014
Views: 290
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Chapter 172
Loving and Losing an Addict

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Posted 1/20/2014
Views: 375
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Chapter 177
Untitled Story

I sat in the car outside of my apartment in Sherman Oaks, California in distress. Nothing had happened, no big event triggered me, but this was my normal. I had been crying for several days, unabl...

Chapter 179
We Can Do It!

Someones addiction sadly as it sounds never really ends, there's always the if's and reminders. I remember when I could go for days smoking meth and be like so jacked up I'd forget what day it was sometimes, but I always knew when the week...

Posted 1/23/2014
Views: 249
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Chapter 181
My Story

Being a drug addict for a very long time around twelve years using alcohol and coke trying to go sober for the first time  ...

Posted 1/29/2014
Views: 208
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Chapter 182
Just Me

Wow! I am really going to do this- write it all down.....I have lived with this pain my entire life and maybe just maybe if I write my story  I will feel better inside.  I really do...

Chapter 184
Growing Up In A Messy House

I grew up in a messy house. I was too ashamed to let kids come over. At a young age I realized my house was different. It was then that I had to live a lie and pretend I was “normal” and I c...

Chapter 185
Baby Boomer Comes Clean

Hello sober brothers & sisters I have been clean & sober since 1992.I hit rock bottom two years before but didn't quit using cocaine. I'm a baby boomer born in the middle of the 50's so my generation was liberal towards smoking pot...

Posted 2/5/2014
Views: 241
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Chapter 192
Finally Home

In some ways, I saw myself heading down the path of destruction long before I ever took that first drink or drug. When I was born I had trouble breathing and had to spend 6 months in the hospital. The medical difficulties ended up resulting in a b...

Posted 2/10/2014
Views: 310
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Chapter 194
Those Three Words Eluded Me For Many Years

  I grew up in a small town in NJ, which is noted for its ample cemetery space. They say are more dead people then there...

Posted 2/14/2014
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Chapter 196
My Journey to Freedom

Journey to freedom......I was born with a cleft palette my whole childhood I felt different got made fun of by the neighborhood kids and by 7 I shutdown and withdrawn after I seen my daddy cry at my grandmoms funeral "why did god make my daddy cry...

Chapter 197
Numb

My son is a 17 year old young man who left our home today to live in a sober community.  He has dropped out of high school, and no longer desires to be a part of our family on a day to day basis.  I am hurt, and so is his sister.  H...

Posted 2/28/2014
Views: 198
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Chapter 202
Spin cycle

Drink smoke pop pills get sober relapse repeat. That's been my story for 4 years now since I first tried getting sober at 23. So sick of all the relapses with my most current being this past weekend. Woke up Sunday morning full of anxiety and shak...

Posted 5/18/2014
Views: 52
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Chapter 206
You can't throw in the towel

I am in recovery for addiction to alcohol and opioids. I quit drinking in August of 2012 and went into inpatient rehab for addicti...

Posted 5/18/2014
Views: 94
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Chapter 210
hope this helps somone else

Hi everyone I would like to let everyone get a chance to here my story and I hope it realy gets somone through the day.. when I was growing up in Chicago I was the only cacasion child around getting picked on an prety much hated. I tryed to do goo...

Posted 1/30/2015
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Chapter 214
young and living free

 I was born into a family of insanely drug and alcohol d  parts, my family is Puerto Rican and moved to California and my parents moved to washington While my mom wmonthspregnant with me and my sister 4, my mom and dad were runni...

Posted 1/30/2015
Views: 18
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