Stories of Addiction

Since: Jan 13

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#1 Jan 6, 2013
Just doing some personal research. Please let me know of any addictions you or someone close to you have had. Not only drugs but those stories are welcome as well. I'd like to know what caused the addiction, the reason it began, severity of withdrawal, and how long it took to get over it if you or that person did get over it. Please show respect, addiction is a very serious problem in our society and should be taken seriously.

Since: Oct 12

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#2 Jan 6, 2013
Your mom was addicted to this d**k!!!!!!
bleh

Newburgh, IN

#3 Jan 6, 2013
I have an addictive personality and I don't say that as an excuse to do drugs. My parents had issues with drugs and alcohol and their parents did too. It took me until 11 to stop sucking my thumb and I went through the sweats and everything when I stopped, it took a few days of no sleep and wanting to stop before I could. I got caught up with being online too much, smoking too much, eating too much, basically anything I enjoy I take to extremes. Even more so when I'm depressed or stressed the fuck out. I've dabbled in drugs since I was 16 and last couple years I got too far out on pills which led to doing heroin. I never banged or got strung out but even being a functioning addict you're still and addict. Took me about four months to get over the physical. I still deal with the mental parts on a daily basis. Post acute withdrawal syndrome (paws) is a BITCH and what causes most people to relapse. It's because you cant stop thinking about it, it makes the sweats and stuff kick in, minutes tick by like hours and you can't get it out of your head. It really sucks. But it's the consequence for a choice I made. Yeah I had factors and help getting to this point but no one shoved a straw up my nose. What was my wake up call? When my circle started getting arrested and getting put in jail looking at multiple felonies back in November. I've been clean since and staying away from pills and even took this as a chance to stop smoking weed. I didn't want to replace one addiction with another. But I go to NA meetings and stuff now and hope that sticks. I don't want to be am addict, we used to make fun if crack addicts in school. It's not pretty and it's not me. I feel bad for those still struggling to stop. No one wants to be a slave to a stupid substance. No one wants to spend all their money or neglect their relationships. But yeah, there you go. And I'm going back to school and I want to go into a counselling field to help people like me.
bleh

Newburgh, IN

#4 Jan 6, 2013
Four weeks not four months. Sorry I'm on a phone and thought that was end of diff sentence when I skimmed through for typos.

Since: Jan 13

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#5 Jan 6, 2013
bleh wrote:
I have an addictive personality and I don't say that as an excuse to do drugs. My parents had issues with drugs and alcohol and their parents did too. It took me until 11 to stop sucking my thumb and I went through the sweats and everything when I stopped, it took a few days of no sleep and wanting to stop before I could. I got caught up with being online too much, smoking too much, eating too much, basically anything I enjoy I take to extremes. Even more so when I'm depressed or stressed the fuck out. I've dabbled in drugs since I was 16 and last couple years I got too far out on pills which led to doing heroin. I never banged or got strung out but even being a functioning addict you're still and addict. Took me about four months to get over the physical. I still deal with the mental parts on a daily basis. Post acute withdrawal syndrome (paws) is a BITCH and what causes most people to relapse. It's because you cant stop thinking about it, it makes the sweats and stuff kick in, minutes tick by like hours and you can't get it out of your head. It really sucks. But it's the consequence for a choice I made. Yeah I had factors and help getting to this point but no one shoved a straw up my nose. What was my wake up call? When my circle started getting arrested and getting put in jail looking at multiple felonies back in November. I've been clean since and staying away from pills and even took this as a chance to stop smoking weed. I didn't want to replace one addiction with another. But I go to NA meetings and stuff now and hope that sticks. I don't want to be am addict, we used to make fun if crack addicts in school. It's not pretty and it's not me. I feel bad for those still struggling to stop. No one wants to be a slave to a stupid substance. No one wants to spend all their money or neglect their relationships. But yeah, there you go. And I'm going back to school and I want to go into a counselling field to help people like me.
Good luck and stay strong my friend. I too am a recovering addict of pills and these new legal highs. I wish to focus on helping the new generation of addicts that get hooked on them.
AddictionSucks

Evansville, IN

#7 Jan 6, 2013
bleh wrote:
I have an addictive personality and I don't say that as an excuse to do drugs. My parents had issues with drugs and alcohol and their parents did too. It took me until 11 to stop sucking my thumb and I went through the sweats and everything when I stopped, it took a few days of no sleep and wanting to stop before I could. I got caught up with being online too much, smoking too much, eating too much, basically anything I enjoy I take to extremes. Even more so when I'm depressed or stressed the fuck out. I've dabbled in drugs since I was 16 and last couple years I got too far out on pills which led to doing heroin. I never banged or got strung out but even being a functioning addict you're still and addict. Took me about four months to get over the physical. I still deal with the mental parts on a daily basis. Post acute withdrawal syndrome (paws) is a BITCH and what causes most people to relapse. It's because you cant stop thinking about it, it makes the sweats and stuff kick in, minutes tick by like hours and you can't get it out of your head. It really sucks. But it's the consequence for a choice I made. Yeah I had factors and help getting to this point but no one shoved a straw up my nose. What was my wake up call? When my circle started getting arrested and getting put in jail looking at multiple felonies back in November. I've been clean since and staying away from pills and even took this as a chance to stop smoking weed. I didn't want to replace one addiction with another. But I go to NA meetings and stuff now and hope that sticks. I don't want to be am addict, we used to make fun if crack addicts in school. It's not pretty and it's not me. I feel bad for those still struggling to stop. No one wants to be a slave to a stupid substance. No one wants to spend all their money or neglect their relationships. But yeah, there you go. And I'm going back to school and I want to go into a counselling field to help people like me.
That's awesome. Good luck and remember that sometimes we go through bad things so that we may help others. You can relate to people in a way like a non addict cannot. Use that to your advantage. When you feel like giving in, listen to KLOVE 95.3. I'm serious...if you don't want your buddies to hear it just listen alone lol. It's helped me through some tough times, and it can you too:)
no sympathy

Evansville, IN

#8 Jan 6, 2013
bleh wrote:
I have an addictive personality and I don't say that as an excuse to do drugs. My parents had issues with drugs and alcohol and their parents did too. It took me until 11 to stop sucking my thumb and I went through the sweats and everything when I stopped, it took a few days of no sleep and wanting to stop before I could. I got caught up with being online too much, smoking too much, eating too much, basically anything I enjoy I take to extremes. Even more so when I'm depressed or stressed the fuck out. I've dabbled in drugs since I was 16 and last couple years I got too far out on pills which led to doing heroin. I never banged or got strung out but even being a functioning addict you're still and addict. Took me about four months to get over the physical. I still deal with the mental parts on a daily basis. Post acute withdrawal syndrome (paws) is a BITCH and what causes most people to relapse. It's because you cant stop thinking about it, it makes the sweats and stuff kick in, minutes tick by like hours and you can't get it out of your head. It really sucks. But it's the consequence for a choice I made. Yeah I had factors and help getting to this point but no one shoved a straw up my nose. What was my wake up call? When my circle started getting arrested and getting put in jail looking at multiple felonies back in November. I've been clean since and staying away from pills and even took this as a chance to stop smoking weed. I didn't want to replace one addiction with another. But I go to NA meetings and stuff now and hope that sticks. I don't want to be am addict, we used to make fun if crack addicts in school. It's not pretty and it's not me. I feel bad for those still struggling to stop. No one wants to be a slave to a stupid substance. No one wants to spend all their money or neglect their relationships. But yeah, there you go. And I'm going back to school and I want to go into a counselling field to help people like me.
You are a junkie stick your rig in your eye and OD. Do the world a favor!!

Since: Jan 13

United States

#9 Jan 6, 2013
RickGrimes wrote:
Your mom was addicted to this d**k!!!!!!
f*ck you Rick Grimes
Tiffany

Evansville, IN

#10 Jan 6, 2013
no sympathy wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a junkie stick your rig in your eye and OD. Do the world a favor!!
Why don't you do the world a favor and shut the f*ck up? I know plenty of people that came from a horrible past and have grown to be better responsible adults and role models than some people I know that have never dabbled in drugs. I have seen people overcome obstacles and chase down their demons and they still haven't looked back. Some people get sucked into the wrong kind of life, and nothing that they became involved in was anything but a choice of their own but the people that I have seen grow from these experiences will accept that. They will say "I know the choices I made were just that. My choices. No one forced me to try it the first time and no one forced me to continue, but I know that and I can accept and admit that now." Why judge someone so cruelly on their past. It is just that...the past. So why not leave it there? People have the right to learn and grow from their mistakes. You should take a lesson. Have you never done anything that you regret? Have you never made a mistake a day in your life? So maybe yours wasn't heroin, but what makes you any better than anyone else? Everyone has a past, everyone has demons and everyone has the choice to let it go and become a better person from the experience. I know people that have done just that, and I also know people who haven't. I know people who are wasting away right now as I type because they just can't see the truth about themselves and move on from it. I know people who have died because they couldn't turn away, and my heart aches for them. But those that have walked away deserve some respect. Maybe you should start to learn from your mistakes just the way that they did.
no sympathy

Evansville, IN

#11 Jan 6, 2013
I know the person that posted. Whole story is a lie
yes mam

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 6, 2013
Tiffany wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you do the world a favor and shut the f*ck up? I know plenty of people that came from a horrible past and have grown to be better responsible adults and role models than some people I know that have never dabbled in drugs. I have seen people overcome obstacles and chase down their demons and they still haven't looked back. Some people get sucked into the wrong kind of life, and nothing that they became involved in was anything but a choice of their own but the people that I have seen grow from these experiences will accept that. They will say "I know the choices I made were just that. My choices. No one forced me to try it the first time and no one forced me to continue, but I know that and I can accept and admit that now." Why judge someone so cruelly on their past. It is just that...the past. So why not leave it there? People have the right to learn and grow from their mistakes. You should take a lesson. Have you never done anything that you regret? Have you never made a mistake a day in your life? So maybe yours wasn't heroin, but what makes you any better than anyone else? Everyone has a past, everyone has demons and everyone has the choice to let it go and become a better person from the experience. I know people that have done just that, and I also know people who haven't. I know people who are wasting away right now as I type because they just can't see the truth about themselves and move on from it. I know people who have died because they couldn't turn away, and my heart aches for them. But those that have walked away deserve some respect. Maybe you should start to learn from your mistakes just the way that they did.
Well put I agree with every single thing you just said.
TheToothFairy

Evansville, IN

#14 Jan 6, 2013
From my teen years i began my addiction to aloe....yes aloe....i cant get enough...i hit rock bottom when i was using over a bottle a day....paper towel bills bout bankrupted me....just a little over a year ago i switched to spit...so much better...its free and always warm....anyone else ever have the same addiction?
lol

United States

#15 Jan 6, 2013
no. but I have a mean world of warcraft addiction. my nintendo rage is something to be feared.
Tiffany

Evansville, IN

#16 Jan 7, 2013
no sympathy wrote:
I know the person that posted. Whole story is a lie
Really? Did they call you up and tell you that they posted it or did you sit there and watch as they typed? Reality check: A lot of stories of addiction and hauntingly similar. Gtfo.
no sympathy

Evansville, IN

#17 Jan 7, 2013
Actually yes I was there while they posted the story u stupid bi**h so STFU
Tiffany

Evansville, IN

#19 Jan 7, 2013
Ohhhh drama, drama. Lmao.
I'm far from stupid. And it seems you have a bit of a short temper. That won't help you out much in life.
So is it a friend of yours?
Tiffany

Evansville, IN

#20 Jan 7, 2013
Because if it was, then you're a real great friend for getting on Topix and bashing their credibility.
And if you're not their friend, then maybe you don't know their story well enough to do so anyway. Get yourself in check before telling someone to OD and do everyone a favor.
As much as you think that might be funny, let me tell you: it's not. Not in the slightest.
no sympathy

Evansville, IN

#21 Jan 7, 2013
Well I think it's HILARIOUS
fyi

United States

#22 Jan 7, 2013
I think the police report I filed on you today for the damage to my car is hilarious. Also the name dropping on here putting my shit out in other threads is a violation of your RO. laugh it up.
Tiffany

Evansville, IN

#23 Jan 7, 2013
It's not hilarious. Really, it's not.
Just find comfort in the fact that you're too much of a coward to use your real name.
I'd love to shut your mouth.

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