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Addicts in your circle

Answered 2 years ago

Just curious how many addicts people know, how widespread it is in different forms, because I feel from personal experience it’s not so sweet behind closed doors. My mum is an alcoholic, and my hubby has gambled excessively, I think I’m in denial it’s an addiction, what about you? Friends too?

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2 years ago
My mum, dad, step dad and siblings and their partners are all alcholics. My sister and her bf are ice and pot addicts.
Hubby is a porn addict. I'm sure a couple of his single mates are addicted by now too.
I used to be a binge drinker and had a very dangerous relationship with pills and party drugs in my younger days so I don't drink at all now and haven't taken drugs since before kids. I don't gable at all either apart from if there is a big jackpot in the lotto, then hubby and I will get a ticket just to dream a little. Like one of the other replies on here, I feel a really strong pull when it comes to gambling and I know it won't take much at all to get me sucked into that trap so I stay far away.

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2 years ago
My hubby porn addiction and marijuana. I’m fairly sure I have a sex addiction (porn and infidelity).

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2 years ago
And ?

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2 years ago
Yawn, welcome to 2019

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2 years ago
Collecting fur babies cats
Have 7 cats

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2 years ago
Mmm I have seven also, but it's not an addiction, they just move into my house and now I'm stuck with them 😂

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2 years ago
I’m at 5 :) I can’t help myself and at first my husband wasn’t keen... now he’s just as bad! I love giving them a second chance and happy home. Mine are all rescues. It’s nice to bond and see them relax and cuddle in bed and build a love with you

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2 years ago
I don't know anyone personally, in my family or friend circles or wider circle of acquaintances. I come from a very conservative/christian background so maybe I just don't hear about it.

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2 years ago
Yep, ignorance is bliss.

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2 years ago
Actually I do know a couple people that smoke and I assume they are addicted (why else would you do it when it's 100% proven to cause cancer?). But even then vast majority of people I know well don't smoke, drink rarely, most wouldn't have even tried drugs.

Personally I've never tried a cigarette or any recreational drugs, never even been offered. And I've only been seriously drunk (like, can't remember it the next day) once or twice in my life. Living the quiet life over here.

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2 years ago
Oh conservative Christian’s, I vote secret porn or prostitution addictions. Always the way

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2 years ago
My husband is addicted to weed lol

My brother was addicted to ice for a long time.

My best friend is a high functioning alcoholic.

I get completely addicted to V energy drinks and salad sandwhiches.
I’m currently relapsing. I was 6 months sober from V I had one the other week on a long drive home thinking I’d be ok, iv had one a day since and today I had two.
Fuck.

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2 years ago
😂

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2 years ago
Your husband is addicted to weed LOL, Wtf loser attitude

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2 years ago
I grew up in a low socioeconomic area. I know many addicts with different addictions. Gambling, ice, weed, alcohol, cigarettes, even met a few heroin and coke addicts in my time. Once you know their stories it makes it hard to judge their choices. A lot use it to escape their reality, the trauma they’ve been through and the things they do to get their fix.

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2 years ago
Oh please
People survived the holocaust concentration camps and didn’t become losers

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2 years ago
most of the people who couldn't keep thoughts of holocaust at a distant killed themselves ...: :(

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2 years ago
Statistics of the suicide rate directly related to the holocaust???

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2 years ago
Masturbation addiction

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2 years ago
Buying wool
I have spend $800 in 6mths
Talking about good quality
Not the shit ones from spotlight or lincraft

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2 years ago
Do you knit?

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2 years ago
Yes

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2 years ago
At least it's useful

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2 years ago
Would have been a weird addiction if you didn’t knit.

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2 years ago
😂

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2 years ago
Am I the only one picturing someone with just a room full of wool and no knitting to show for it?

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2 years ago
"and this one is aqua marine cashmere blend, it's rare, I keep it in this glass display cabinet over here"

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2 years ago
Yep sure do. Siblings addicted to drugs. I’m addicted to coffee. tried smoking while younger and found it quite addictive. Didn’t have money or means to buy cigarettes though just found a full packet and smoked them with a mate until we got busted by a teacher that pulled me into the school office and told me she knows my mum well and she deserves better than that, don’t ever do it again otherwise she’ll tell my mum. I was so scared I never did it again. Thank god for that woman.
I also feel like I have an addictive personality so I’m very careful on what I will do; for that reason have never tried drugs

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2 years ago
I think I’m addicted to junk food.

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2 years ago
I don't know of anyone with an addiction in my family or friend circle. We have limited very close friends, but I guess in our wider circle of friends I would have less idea of what's going on in their lives.

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2 years ago
Yeah if you aren't seeing someone everyday, it can be easier to believe the excuses they come up with to explain away the addiction! And people are good at lying/hiding things..

It legit took me a year to realise my boyfriend was an alcoholic!

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2 years ago
My mother in law is addicted to worrying about stupid things

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2 years ago
She probably has anxiety

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2 years ago
Yeah anxiety which isn’t stupid. Don’t judge someone when you haven’t walked in their shoes.

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2 years ago
I know a lot of addicts, to a rainbow of pleasures. My stepdad is an alcoholic. As are most of his family. My own father is addicted to drugs and alcohol. My brother is slowly slipping into alcoholism. My mother was addicted to pot for most of my childhood. I was reluctant to call it an addiction but when she chose pot over school shoes for me, that's a pretty big indicator. I've noticed that gambling is very enticing to me. And I know addiction runs in my family, so I regulate myself pretty harshly where that's concerned (no more than $5 can be put into the pokies on one night, if I'm by myself at them [say if hubby is in the bathroom or at the bar], but $10 if my husband is by my side at the machine; a scratchie may only be purchased once every 2 months or so; all other forms of betting are off limits emtirely).

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2 years ago
If you are feeling the pull towards gambling please stop now. Don’t even start with a $5 limit because once the addiction takes hold you will up that dollar amount until you just can’t stop. I’m speaking from experience as my husband had a gambling addiction for four years. It tore our family apart. He had counselling and hasn’t gambled for two years but I know one slip and he’s back there. We had to remortgage our house and I don’t think we’ll ever get it paid off. It scares me. I lost trust in him. I have to be in charge of money now to keep us safe. It’s draining. Please don’t go there.

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2 years ago
Thanks for your concern. To clarify though, I only ever go near pokies once every 2-3 years. I moved to WA where the only ones I've heard of are in the casino, and I refuse to go there. So it's only when we travel back interstate that I even have the chance. But I only allow it once whilst there. It's too easy to get too far into it. As you said, it's a slippery slope. Whilst I'm not addicted yet, I don't want to tempt fate too much. I've seen what it does to people, and I'm not prepared to allow my family to suffer that.

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2 years ago
DLS SAHM
FB

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2 years ago
My brother is an addict. I cut him off. I don’t associate with addicts, they bring to much trouble and heart ache and beg for help then lie

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2 years ago
My dad was alcoholic - been sober 15 tears, my husband alcoholic - sober 6 months yay 🎉🎉🎉. My brother functioning alcoholic but in denial. My sister/brother in law drug and alcohol problems.

I don't drink or take drugs, maybe I'm just addicted to junk food 😂

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2 years ago
Step sister, half brother meth addicts. I come from a fairly stable middle class family

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2 years ago
Bil drug addict, dad functioning alcoholic, grandpa the same, me, I was a binge drinker,

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2 years ago
Hmmm sorry i don't know anyone with any addictions ...oh wait me...chocolate.

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2 years ago
Yeah I should have added that too ..one day I swear they will be talking about it as openly as smoking