Share Your Story: Drug Addiction Stories and Alcohol Stories


Share Your Story is your chance to contribute to this website. I started Addicted-To-Sobriety in the hopes that by sharing my experiences and offering information, I may be of help to even one other person who is struggling as I have. You can share stories and help too!

If you have a drug addiction story or alcoholic story to share, feel free to contribute. You can do it to help others or just to help yourself.


The addiction articles posted at the bottom of this page were written by people just like you and me. What they have offered is inspiration stories that have moved many readers.

The form below is self-explanatory. Just fill in the blanks, write your alcoholic story or drug addiction story or thoughts, and add a photo if you wish.

You can add your name or remain anonymous - whatever makes you feel most comfortable. After you click on the SUBMIT button, we will receive your submission. After reviewing it, it will be published here on the website.

Please note: If you submit your name and/or location, it will be published as you wrote it on the website. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may skip the name line, write "Anonymous," or provide a pseudonym or pen name. You may do the same with your location.

Regarding your story: We are not able to accept content that is not 100% unique. This means that, if you have shared your story on other websites or on your own blog, while you are certainly invited to do so here as well, please re-write your story so it is unique and not an exact copy of anything posted elsewhere online. We ask this because the search engines frown upon duplicate content, and if your drug addiction stories or alcohol stories are not unique, we will have to remove them from the search engine index. Since this section of our site is intended to give your story visibility and to help others with similar struggles, we cannot accept stories that are word-for-word copies of other stories on the web because your contribution will not be found by our visitors via internet searches.

To read the drug addiction stories and alcohol stories that others have submitted, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Thank you for contributing or just visiting our Share Your Story page!

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What Others Have Written

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Just starting 
I am just starting treatment this week and i am scared to death that I will fail. Alcohol has been a major part of my life for many decades but finally …

Hope Realized, Faith Grasped, Trust Attained 
My story really begins in living clean and sober these past nearly eight years. I was living as an apparently happy drunk that used drugs for nearly two …

My experience with stigma within the Health Care Profession 
I wrote this in the hopes of stopping some of the stigma "WE" addicts sometimes face. I thought of posting it here in the hopes that not only addicts …

filling the empty space 
I started using drugs at age 15. I was a raver kid in the 90's and partied in clubs. I always had an emptiness inside of me that I believe I was trying …

BACK TO SERENITY 
Let me tell you a story of Alcoholism my most feared Disease. It's a sickness within myself that brought me to my knees. It came to control …

My riddance story 
Not a long time ago I was a teenager, and I believed I had no blemish and I hated addicts. It was fate that I became an addict myself and my wish was …

10 years in the void 
Hi everyone, my name is Bryce. I hope that my story will help the kids out there think about painful reality of drug addiction. Just remember this,it is …

Congress 60 
Hi my name is Hassan from Iran, and I am living in Tehran. In my neighborhood dealing drugs was common and I had seen too many addicts. When I used …

Recovery is everywhere 
When I was drowned in addiction I never thought that someday I would write about it, someday that I would have successfully passed through it. Here goes …

My Dad died because of drink 
6 months ago my dad died from liver cirrhosis. I was 15. He didn't make it to my 16th birthday which was in April. He had always had a drink problem since …

Recoverying Wings of a Meth Addict! 
Where do I begin? I had a normal life, married for 18 years with two beautiful boys. Had my job of 12 years. Had a family that I was very close with and …

an honor student finds the needle 
Growing up, I had a pretty normal childhood. I lived in a very small upper-middle class town in Rhode Island, where daily worries consisted of one of our …

Getting back from marijuana and heroin addiction 
It all started when I turned 17. In my teenage years I had some harsh complexes and that’s why I always found it hard to communicate with people. All my …

Never Alone, Never Again - Living my life sober 
My name is Carmen and I'm an addict/alcoholic. I've been an addict since 13, meth being my first drug. I continued until I was 22 - doing just about any …

Staying Sober By S. Long, Day 14 
It has been far from easy but I have managed to stay sober for 14 days now. I can’t remember the last time I said that. It was possibly as many as 30 …

Staying Sober By S. Long, Day 4 
Oh no! I've broken my promise already..... No, not that one! I'm still sober as a judge (do you honestly believe Judges stay sober by the way? I don't). …

Staying Sober By S. Long 
Day 1 Today I made the biggest decision of my life - to stop drinking. To stop drinking totally and for good. I won't pretend it's been easy, even …

Without my struggles I wouldn't be the awesome person I am today! 
It all started when i turned 13. I don’t want to go into it, I’m not ready and it’s really not necessary. but something unethical happened to me.. I didn't …

sobriety brings everything alcohol promised. 
Hi my name is Becca, and I’m an alcoholic. My whole life had been surrounded by some sort of addiction. I was born in a family with an alcoholic/addict …

Corex Cough Syrup Addiction 
My friend is addicted to Corex cough syrup. He has been drinking 4-5 bottles every day for the last 15 years. He also smokes around 8-10 cigarettes a …

Prescription addiction can affect anyone 
After completing 4 years at the University of Northern Colorado for my Bachelor of Science in 1990, 1 year at Johns Hopkins University for my Masters …

My wonderful, awful, beautiful, terrible pill... 
I was addicted to the sleeping pill Ambien, and then it cost me my freedom...here is my tale: I wasn't ever going to do this because I was just too …

Methadone saved my life. 
Hi, my name is Tami. I'm 42 years old, married, the mother of 6 children, and a grandma to 8. I started getting high when i was 12 years old. My …

40 years on methadone  
I'm 58 and for 40 year I was on methadone. I also smoked weed and smoked crack! I don't know where I got the strength from, but i went into detox and came …

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The First Lady of New Beginnings 
I could be so big headed when it came to my life. I faced difficult circumstances with the attitude that I was capable of handling them on my own. My husband …

scared 
Hello, im a 34 year old male. I'm a meth addict...and I'm scared!!!! I started using meth when I was 20...before my 13 year old DAUGHTER was born...before …

The Light 
Today is the day. Tuesday, October 11, 2011. I want to remember this day forever. The day I decided to stop drinking. The sunrise was …

New Hope with Cocaine Addiction: A True Story 
Nothing is more painful than to see a family member or loved one start the path of drug abuse, especially cocaine. The end result is death, either from …

Drug Addiction: I survived High School & My Many Addictions 
I don't know how someone starts out a story like this, but here goes. I remember the first time I took Xanax. It was in High School. My 3rd year …

What Is REAL Addiction Recovery? 
What Is REAL Addiction Recovery? I was doing my usual thing on the world’s most famous social website the other day – just cruising along, checking …

15 Years Old And On Drugs 
I have had issues with drugs my entire teenage life and it's the reason for a lot of my issues today. Drugs somehow alter you and change a person forever. …

An addict boyfriend; the girlfriend's story.... 
I feel I should start off by saying that before I met my now ex boyfriend, I was extremely ignorant to addiction and any form of mental illness, partly …

A New Low Everyday 
I started using drugs after an accident with a gun. I totally shot myself in the leg while someone was stealing the gas from my car. I was in that half …

Trying to help someone I love from a Demon 
Hi, I want to share my story and I want to make others aware of Alcoholism and what can happen. My name is Elizabeth and I am 45 years old and …

Dear addiction.... A letter to my boyfriends addiction.  
Dear addiction, This morning as I prayed to God, a thought flashed through my mind. It told me to write this evil a letter, and right behind it was the …

Is Addiction an Incurable Disease? 
Call addiction what you wish – a condition, disease or a disorder. I have no problem with those labels. What I do have a problem with is every Tom, …

recovery day #100 
I'm happy that I have somewhere to share my thoughts and ideas. I have been struggling just a little when I re-read my story. My goodness, I just got …

One woman helping another woman 
I was the high school cheerleader who became totally degraded by my disease. It started with parties and led to isolation. In the end, I wasn't living …

My Story of Addiction and Bad Habits 
I first began abusing prescriptions nearly 12 years ago, in an attempt to focus better in school. I was a straight-A student, but my grades were beginning …

Thank You GOD and AA for saving my life! One day at a time! 
A friend of mine sent me the link for this site, and here I am. My name is Jo and I am an alcoholic with a little over 4 years in the Alcoholics Anonymous …

I'm a work in progress, but making progress (Thank you Lord.) 
Reading your story really brought back memories for me. It's funny how we can have decades of bad experiences from booze (or drugs) and never connect the …

Ship Goes Down 
Bless my soul! Where do I begin this treacherous tale of the perils and pitfalls of my chemically dependent addictions? There seems to be a blockade …

self destruction  
I am an addict. I started taking pills and drinking at 13. I had my first kid at 16 and stopped drinking but kept doing pills. My doctor gave me Valium, …

my solution 
I started using drugs and alcohol at the age of sixteen. I thought that was where my story first began. It was only when I was clean and sober I realized …

starting bubble was the worst mistake of my life.. 
I am just going to tell you straight..I am 14 and I used to smoke weed every day and every night. But after a year of smoking weed non-stop, the high got …

What YOU can do... 
I know for myself, finding out my loved one had an addiction was like a slap in the face. It left me lonely, sad, angry and confused amongst many other …

The Lie In Which You Linger Not rated yet
It's amazing what can happen in as little as 6 years. 6 years ago, I was leading a marginally successful life. I had a good job, a nice apartment, had …

FREE FROM THE DEVIL Not rated yet
I would like to start my story off with telling you that life is amazing without drugs and alcohol. If i can do this so can each and everyone of you that …

From Dealing Dope to Dealing Hope Not rated yet
Hi, my name is David and I am in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since January 31st of 2009, and because …

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Woman Offers Free Opiate Detox Kits Not rated yet
My Story ​I was addicted to Lortabs/ Opiates after I broke my ankle years ago. After years of taking Lortab my doctor suddenly retired. He went in to …

www.BarstoolKnowledge.com Not rated yet
I found your site through a search on Tim McGraw and his songs. Great article on him btw, very informative. Many come to a point in life where they …

relapse Not rated yet
 I've been going through a lot it's been 2 weeks I've been using heroin again and before that I was clean for almost a year I have almost 10 months but …

Sober is the New Black Not rated yet
It was 21 months ago when I realised I had to stop drinking. Completely. Forever. Failure was not an option. Although far from alone, I had fallen hook …

Never Underestimate the Power of Intoxication.  Not rated yet
Hey guys. For starters I think its important to tell you what kind of environment I grew up in. My dad works at an embassy, Ive gone to private schools …

Experiencing The Greatness of God in the Spiritual Realm Not rated yet
This is the name of book written to help other families dealing with the devastating effects of alcoholism. In my book I offer a powerful and inspiring …

How I Helped My Teen Transition to a Sober Lifestyle Not rated yet
It can be easy to dismiss it as teen angst, the blues, adolescent rebellion – to explain away a child’s behavior by using these and a bunch of similar …

So right now I'm sitting in a bed in an emergency room Not rated yet
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From a 23 year drug addiction to a life with Christ Not rated yet
James Hogancamp Personal Testimony From a 23 year drug addiction to a life with Christ I started using drugs in the 7th grade. Starting out with pot …

5 years on methadone  Not rated yet
Im on methadone and life is on hold. Wrecked my truck at 65 mph rold 5 times took out 5 almond trees. Was found 6 hours later and stayed in the hospital …

Long road Not rated yet
I have been struggling w staying sober. I get a year & relapse I get two years & relapse I recently had 8momthes in & it sunk up on me. Thought I could …

My climb up from hell.  Not rated yet
Thank you for taking the time to read this🌙This is my message of strength and hope! 🙏 my wish is that you will find inspiration and hope🌟 and better understand …

Saving Me! Not rated yet
Hello! I have been wanting to share my story with other people so I finally found a place in which I thought it would be greatly appreciated perhaps. Anyway, …

My experience inspired me to help others  Not rated yet
Hi there. If anyone reading this is "In love" with an addict, I can honestly say, "I know how you feel." I too, at one point had a heroin addicted boyfriend. …

daughter of addiction Not rated yet
Hello my name is Ashley I am 20 although I have never been an addict addiction has affected me my entire life. I feel as if I do not talk about it I am …

My Journey Not rated yet
Hello everyone, My name is ray and I suffer from drug abuse, depression and at the time an untreated mental illness. I'm 23 years old and I've already …

My Addiction (From my journal that I wrote in treatment) Not rated yet
My addiction became my knight in shining armor, and it came to fill the empty pages of my life's story. I had reached out, only to find no one, and it …

Blessings in Recovery Not rated yet
. I was an addict of 13 years on Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Cocaine. For as long as I can remember, I always thought I would be a drug addict for …

Destroyer Not rated yet
In 2006, I followed a young lady everywhere around a small town high school in the south. I saw this girl who constantly changed her hair color, played …

Physchiatric Addiction  Not rated yet
this is my story. I began abusing the drug hashish and Marijuana at age fourteen, it ended up having the craving unbearably addictive. I started using …

28 Days More Not rated yet
My name is Jo and I am an alcoholic. I a 44 years old, married for almost 20 years. No kids. My life has been a huge swing of ups and downs all of which …

Self Will vs Will Power Not rated yet
The good news is we alcoholics have an overabundance of both. I know, I know…rumor has it that a lack of will-power is our problem. But let’s be honest, …

Closet alcoholic. 2014 starts my journey to sobriety  Not rated yet
My name is Earl! I am an alcoholic. I did not drink in my first 18 years of life. Neither one oft parents drank either. I was the all American kid …

Sick Not rated yet
Hello, ill just use the Title. My name is sick. I kinda want this to be totally anonymous. I haven't shared this story with anyone but close friends and …

My Hurricane: A Triumph Over Addiction and Depression Not rated yet
For three years I fought insomnia with a prescribed sleeping pill called Ambien. On Christmas Day, 1999, my Dad died of a sudden heart attack. The next …

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Day One Not rated yet
I have the perfect life. From the outside I feel I have an enviable life. I am married and have two beautiful children. We have a house, two cars, and …

My addiction to being addicted Not rated yet
I'm a 16 year old addict. My addiction is being addicted. I have one of the most addictive personalities. When I was 6 years old, my fathers military …

From a 23 year drug addiction to a life with Christ Not rated yet
James Hogancamp Personal Testimony A personal testimony written by James Hogancamp From a 23 year drug addiction to a life with Christ I started …

The Worm Not rated yet
It seemed, at least for me, the hardest part was having people around that understood. REALLY got it, Addiction. Mine is pills, those little demons in …

mylife my story Not rated yet
Hi my name is Tiffany Haymes and I am 29 years old and I have a drug problem. I thought I could stop smoking weed on my own and found that I cant. I feel …

suzanne Not rated yet
I come from a high functioning alcoholic family, with all the material possessions one could want and our disease was never discussed. It was as if we …

Breaking free from meth. Not rated yet
When I was in 8th grade my life began a downward spin I started drink smoking and using pot by the time I was 15 I had discovered meth. I didn't think …

Realizing the Drugs Take Over your Life Rapidly  Not rated yet
I'm 16, I smoked weed for the first time at 14 and began smoking daily at 15. I was using marijuana for my clinical depression. I felt awesome and thought …

my names Mary and i was a junkie And i still struggle Not rated yet
So my names Mary and I'm 20 almost 21 and I've struggled with many drugs since I was 12. When I first tried a drug it was crack and only did it because …

I came back from hell. Not rated yet
I was 20 year old when I started with roxy's just here and now parting every once in a while. But after being in an abusive relationship and having my …

my name is toni  Not rated yet
My name is Toni. I am an addict. I started using meth when I was 16. I have been sober since I was 27. I am 32 now. I didn't come from a horrible family. …

Holly Not rated yet
This is from my boyfriend who is a heroin addict and has been for 12 years. If you love me let me fall all by myself. Don't try to spread a net out …

14 and addicted Not rated yet
I am now seventeen years old and have gone through a 15 month program, twice. I entered the program when I was 14 years old, only a freshman in high …

Mother of Five-Pill Head... Not rated yet
I have to say, looking back at my childhood, it was not so bad. From a family persepective that is. To sum it up in a nutshell, when I was 2 (and I remember …

Relationships - The Final Frontier Not rated yet
As an addict in active addiction, I spent my whole life enveloped in fear. Fear of people, fear of intimacy, fear of rejection, fear of everything really. …

Life on heroin!!! Not rated yet
My addiction started when I was in high school. It was a warm spring day at school, me and my girlfriend and some friends left school for lunch that day. …

Surviving loving an addict & the side effects of bath salt  Not rated yet
Its not an easy life. Its been rough but this year is absolutely hell. Bath salts were legal, still actually are. There is a chemical they use that is …

What the hell, ask for help. Not rated yet
I was always one for just doing it, what ever "it" was. It was just simpler. Well, I say simpler, "it" often didn't work out as I'd hoped, but hey, there's …

Living the Dream Not rated yet
My clean date is june 21st 2009; I got clean at 22. Through God's grace and mercy I have been able to stay clean. I was told a grateful addict will never …

How did I get here? Not rated yet
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My dad was a star on a hit TV show from the 70′s/80′s. My mom was an exotic dancer (reformed from Catholic School …

My Own Private Hell.... beating my addiction to painkillers Not rated yet
I`m just a normal guy in my late 30`s. I did party and use drugs recreationally in my 20`s. At one point becoming addicted to Cocaine, but I overcame …

Staying Sober By S. Long, Day 7 (Or End Of Week 1) Not rated yet
So, that's it then. Week one is nearly done and dusted (save for a few hours that will hopefully/definitely pass by incident-free). I have spent the few …

Staying Sober By S. Long, Day 7 (Or End Of Week 1) Not rated yet
So, that's it then. Week one is nearly done and dusted (save for a few hours that will hopefully pass by incident free). So, Day 7, or the end of …

Jailhouse Religion Not rated yet
The first drug that I tried was marijuana. You’ve probably heard from so-called friends that marijuana is not a bad thing; it won’t hurt you, it should …

Memory Lane Not rated yet
Wow, I could write a book on what God has done for our family...my dad has now been sober for 17 years from alcoholism. Both my parents separated when …

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im a bad drunk Not rated yet
I drink thinking I will just have a few, and the next thing I remember, cops are at my house. My wife and kids are crying because I come home yelling …

The bottomless pit!!!!!!!! Not rated yet
I grew up in a small town in southwestern Minnesota with 10 brothers and sisters. Both my parents were alcoholics and worked very hard to raise us kids. …

Addiction Not rated yet
Addiction. The urge the want the need. At first its something you do for fun, expierimenting, or to impress a friend, a boyfriend or girlfriend. It's …

Letter sent to my sponsor Not rated yet
I am extremely depressed today. I'm in agony!! Seriously Laine. My job sucks. How did I end up here? Making $4.50 an hour? It's awful! I can barely support …

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Addicted to Marijuana and Alcohol
I have a friend that has just recently stopped smoking pot. She has been smoking since she was a teenager and she will be 41 in a few days. She's a wonderful person and I have moved a very long way to be here with her ...



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