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Chapters Tagged As DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 57
Is it too Late?

I started using meth when I was 25 years old. I am now 44 yrs. old. I stopped almost 2 yrs. ago but now I am full of health issues. I now have a bad heart & recently found out my liver bad. I'm scared. I don't want to die. I have a 17 yr. daug...

Posted 7/17/2013
Views: 394
Tags: ADDICTION DRUG ABUSE METHAMPHETAMINE
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: 375
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 62
No one understands, no one feels the way I do

"No one understands, no one feels the way I do" what a lie I was telling myself the whole time. I was calling those people my best friends, " best friends " who I'd steel from, who didn't give a shit about me...

Posted 7/18/2013
Views: 486
Tags: DRUG ABUSE OPIOID PAINKILLERS
Chapter 69
Untitled Story

Wow! Tell my story you ask. Sounds simple if there was a story, that is one story, but truthfully there are so many stories, that I believe make a person and I am not an exception to that fact. Ah! I recall so many stories and events that continua...

Posted 7/29/2013
Views: 352
Tags: DRUG ABUSE SEX
Chapter 70
Healing

My brother died of a drug overdose the day after Christmas in 2001. He was 18 at the time and I was about to turn 17 in a few months. He was my best friend. He protected me, loved me, looked out for me, and cared for me. Any guy I would even consi...

Posted 7/29/2013
Views: 393
Tags: DEATH DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 73
Taking my life from negative to positive

Born in a medium  low class, since growing up I was more active and extrovertive than other kids, didn't have problems in school but due to my hyperactivity and lack of self control I was initiated in martial arts at age of 3, I started build...

Posted 8/5/2013
Views: 410
Tags: ADDICTION DRUG ABUSE OVERDOSE
Chapter 75
Untitled Story

I became free of my addictions when I became saved and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior and asked him to live in my heart forever. I communicate through him through personal prayer that devdelops a relationship with him. Ask him to take...

Posted 8/5/2013
Views: 290
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Chapter 76
what drugs lead to

I knew I was different from a young age. My cousin was in and out of detoxes/rehabs/mental institutions. So instead of playing house when I was younger I played rehab, and nightclub, and mental institutions. The day before my 19th birthday I start...

Posted 8/5/2013
Views: 338
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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: 299
Tags: ABUSE ADDICTION ALCOHOL DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 78
"Clean And Sober, Hands Down"

I am an alcoholic and addict who was born and raised in a large midwest city.  My alcoholism began to surface at around age 12, when I became very ashamed of my sexuality and virginity.  I began experimenting with alcohol and marijuana t...

Posted 8/12/2013
Views: 414
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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: 388
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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: 374
Tags: ALCOHOL DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 90
Born Into it

BORN INTO IT!                                                               &nbs...

Posted 9/12/2013
Views: 328
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Chapter 91
Never had a chance

So i came into life and never had a chance.I was born in baltimore MD to a addict mother.As long as i can remember i felt less then everyone else.I didnt have the cool shoes or clothes and i was one of few white kids in my area. All threw grade sc...

Posted 9/12/2013
Views: 332
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Chapter 92
For The Love Of An Addict

My boyfriend was using and it wasn't fun. There were sleepless nights, days filled with tears, and even an extreme weight loss. Still, I loved him and I stayed. I would drive him to work, knowing he would get high there, and I'd pick him up, knowi...

Posted 9/12/2013
Views: 349
Tags: DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 120
My Son The Monster

Trying to write this story is hard. My son is a recovering addict. Not by choice. He is currently serving 4 years at a federal prison. He is 24 years old. He has 2 years left on his sentence. I first noticed him experimenting with weed at 14. So m...

Posted 12/3/2013
Views: 286
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Chapter 162
IF I Can Do It, So Can You!

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Posted 1/10/2014
Views: 249
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Chapter 164
Lost and Confused

Not sure why I am writing this. Maybe to get it out. Maybe to see if someone can offer some direction. I am lost. Lost on where to go from here. Lost on if anything I am doing is right. If I am helping or making it worse. I just don't know. It is...

Posted 1/10/2014
Views: 332
Tags: DRUG ABUSE METHAMPHETAMINE
Chapter 170
Challenge the Soul

I guess this would be my continuation of my addiction. The BOTTOM for me was my son, he refused to call me MOM for a long time when he would see me he couldn't bring himself to say "that's my mom" he would tell people "she's not my mom, I...

Posted 1/16/2014
Views: 272
Tags: DRUG ABUSE
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: 296
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL BOOZE COCAINE DEPRESSION DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 172
Loving and Losing an Addict

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Posted 1/20/2014
Views: 384
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Chapter 173
Shattered Glass Heart Dropped and Smashed

Hi again.  I don't know if this is going to come out clearly, or in poetic form....all I know is my heart is shattered I fell in love years ago with an unstable women. I myself was unstable with addiction and my own physical, spiritua...

Chapter 175
How Much Lipstick Does It Take To Keep My Husband Sober?

So, I'm not an addict but I am still trapped in the vicious cycle of addiction.  My role is just as exhausting and debilitating as that of an addict.  I am the over -compensating enabler.  Some people don't realize that there is oft...

Posted 1/20/2014
Views: 289
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Chapter 176
Sleep Arrested

I had been using Ambient for about 12 years, as a sleeping aid. I don't have the ability to fall asleep by myself with-out meds. On occasion if I take too many, it becomes a hypnotic and I walk in my sleep. I eat in my sleep and I went to a car fo...

Posted 1/21/2014
Views: 300
Tags: ADDICTION DRUG ABUSE
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: 258
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL BEER BOOZE DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 180
You Dont Know How Strong You Really Are

Where do I begin my story starts when I was a little girl. I was around 7yrs old when at the time I didn't realize what was happening to me til later on in life. I was at my grandmother's funeral the first time I remember things...

Posted 1/23/2014
Views: 317
Tags: BOOZE CHILD ABUSE CHILDHOOD DRUG ABUSE RAPE SEX SEXUAL ABUSE
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: 211
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL BOOZE DRUG ABUSE
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 183
My Story of Loss and Abuse and a Fresh Start

Well, here it is.  This is my story.  My intention in writing this is to release it.  I read a quote once about "who I am" on my journey to self discovery.  It said something about taking a book of all your stories and throwing...

Posted 1/29/2014
Views: 289
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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: 246
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL BOOZE CHILDHOOD COCAINE DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 188
Get back up

I'll never forget the nights we shared For some crazy reason I thought you cared Always there when I needed you When you weren't I was sick like the flu But it was worse then that  You made me fall flat...

Posted 2/5/2014
Views: 216
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Chapter 189
Free

"But I made you who you are today,  How can you just throw me away" But I didn't know who I was all I knew Was that I was tapping to the beat of your tune I thought we'd be the best of friends Y...

Posted 2/5/2014
Views: 210
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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
Views: 313
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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: 200
Tags: ALCOHOL BEER BOOZE DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 198
Prescription Drug Nightmare

Prescription drugs addiction are deadly. I hurt my neck and chest resulting in a fusion of my neck and a rib being taken out of each side of my chest. During all the surgeries and PT, my doctors had me on an immense cocktail of prescription drugs....

Posted 3/12/2014
Views: 333
Tags: ADDICTION DRUG ABUSE OPIATE OPIOID PAINKILLERS PILLS
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: 53
Tags: ALCOHOL DRUG ABUSE PILLS
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: 95
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL DRUG ABUSE OPIATE