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What's Your Poison?

SomersetScorpio

SomersetScorpio

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Aug 17, 2012
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The West Country
Caffeine (tea and pepsi), ciggies and all the delicious-but-nutritionally-terrible foods.
 
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akg69

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Jan 7, 2015
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London
Haven't had a proper diagnosis yet, but I suspect it might be something like Borderline Personality Disorder or maybe a mood disorder. At the very least I suffer from a lot of anxiety and depression.
Anxiety is like my middle bloody name!! Everything makes me anxious. Even if I've done something before I'll get anxious about doing it again. It's not great in my line of work, especially as I'm new into the trade.

Or I'll get so anxious I'll do whatever it takes to run away from the situation. And then I'll beat myself up for it.
 
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Mastiff mom

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Jun 22, 2014
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Washington,DC
I grew up in a drug culture in my home. My mother was a drug dealer and I found out in my adult life that she taught me to smoke a joint when I was four. That shocked me. Growing up I had easy access to all kinds of drugs and used them along with alcohol. I got sober at 18 and it took a few years before I was back using. I didn't know I was bipolar until I was 35 and learned substance abuse can be common. The past month and a half I've been drinking. Not my drug of choice but easy access. I have just made a commitment to stop-- I know alcohol isn't a good combination with my meds and it has upset my husband and I don't want to hurt myself or others. I'm feeling insecure about this choice because the compulsions can be so strong and I feel better under the influence. It helps me deal with loneliness and that empty, depressed feeling. I'm just struggling with stressful situations making it more difficult. But I am hopeful I can do it.
 
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Quickduck

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I very much admire your commitment to stop drinking Mastiff mom; I will be praying for success for you. :hug: xx
 
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yoyogirl

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Jan 11, 2015
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Essex
For me it's caffeine you name it I love it
 
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bonobo

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Jan 9, 2015
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The internet, particularly forums & Youtube. Also, binge eating & having something in particular to obsess over.

So I'm a bit fucked up :(
 
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comfortably numb

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Apr 30, 2015
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U.K
Lots of different poisons.

Hello, over the years a mixture of diyhdrocodeine, oramorph, codeine phosphate, tramadol and speed. The doctor did put me on prozac and a sleeping tablet a while back which I just stopped taking. Tramadol I don't really get any feeling so don't take them any more. I get none of the above prescribed and never have. Just what I get off people. Obviously the speed I buy off people. Hate myself and what I do. As I get older and the job I'm in I should know better. I am ashamed of myself though.
 
Ididntcreatetheuniverse

Ididntcreatetheuniverse

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Sep 15, 2015
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I just took some vicodin...and ambien but at least I quit drinking!
 
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karenwashername0

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Oct 11, 2015
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Depends on the time and place! LOL
 
fate_w_g

fate_w_g

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May 29, 2014
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Essex
JD & Coke love it can't get enough of it
 
Nikita

Nikita

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Coffee,chocolate,ice creme, cake,diet coke,trifle!
 
Not_Crazy_Yet

Not_Crazy_Yet

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Jun 19, 2015
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USA
Diet Coke, Nicotine, Caffeine, Energy Drinks, Diphenhydramine HCL, and Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol. Oh and Guaifenesin I find it useful at times as well.
 
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