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I Abstained From Alcohol Since I Do Not Need It to Be Social

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    I've been an alcoholic since I was 14 and I been to inpatients and outpatients. Multiple counselors and so forth. All of these by my choice I was never forced. I was an insane...
    blmf1994 blmf1994 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been sober from alcohol abuse for almost 3 years not and drugs a year and a half which I am very content with and proud of myself for such effort and accomplishment into...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 19 Responses Nov 23

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    I am in need for some advice, suggestions or help I will try to make my situation as short as I can. Basically I grew up in a very abusive home, my dad was physically and mentally...
    suziqt suziqt 46-50 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I have had alcoholism since I was 11. I am 50 days sober. I have been with Alcoholics Anonymous for about a month now. I do not have a sponsor so I was wondering if I could talk to...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I've been suffering from this since I was 8 yrs old. It started with my eyelashes but I quit that by the time I was 10 and around that time I started pulling the hair on my head. I...
    darci0796 darci0796 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I have suffered from hh since about 16 years of age(I am now 40).I have generalised sweating when I am nervous or anxious only, although I do have more generalised sweating when...
    Shez74 Shez74 36-40, F Nov 22

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    I've been reflecting on a lot of things today. My anxiety level felt like it was through the roof. It probably didn't help that I was pretty hungover. If I could describe what...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My mother has chronic pancreatitis from drinking wine for years and years with naturally faulty kidneys. Shes been getting progressively sicker the last 3 years. When I was younger...
    sleepingbeauty13 sleepingbeauty13 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    It seems I cannot do anything right without my husband's family looking to find fault with everything I do. I go between wanting to laugh hysterically and just becoming a raving...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 10 hrs ago

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    sometimes I feel lame whenever I talk to or hang out with my friends. Yes I drink, but only with a group of people, so I'm only a social drinker. yet other than that, I don't smoke...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    My son and I went to a little country pub on Friday. A friend was performing there and we had promised to support the act.I think the first thing I noticed was the lack of smell...
    MelbourneSteve MelbourneSteve 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    When it comes to promoting your products, services and business on the internet, video is now more important than ever. Starting with the introduction of YouTube back in November...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Nov 26

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    I've been getting so much worse lately and i cant take it anymore ㅠ_ㅠ I hate having social anxiety i wish i could just be a normal person. Like the sort of person who actually...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just discovered this page and I thought I could give it a try. I'm 20 years old now and I experienced alcoholism in my family for nearly 13 years of my life. It's hard to believe...
    laurajessica laurajessica 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    There are many things over a span of years that I have allowed to be said about me, and to me by members of this site. I have told you repeatedly that I do not speak out to...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    Why? Why did you feel the need to ask my name and why did you feel the need to introduce yourself? I have seen you around for months and you never felt the need to say one word...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    It's been almost 2 years since my mom's extensive drug-use and drinking finally got the best of her. We had been estranged for a long time, largely due to her alcoholism and the...
    HeartlessSinner HeartlessSinner 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    The Gift He hands me a package wrapped in silver paper with a hot pink bow on top. The box is square and thin, with a little weight to it. He says nothing as he hands it to me and...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    The title of this thread, 'I Hate My Alcoholic Husband', is really unhelpful, isn't it? There are times I do hate him, but underneath all the hate for his addiction is love and...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    After regularly binge drinking myself into an alcoholic oblivion for 22 years, and with my 40th birthday approaching, I decided to abstain from it completely and permanently, as...
    anothernightowl anothernightowl 36-40, M 9 Responses Dec 2

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    I turned 21 a couple of months ago, and I still have never tasted alcohol. I don't understand why some people feel they need it to have fun. It just makes you forget everything you...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 2

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    Anybody else love drinking? im not a alcoholic or anything but what i love about it is that all my social anxiety and shyness goes away and i become a different person.
    skittleman skittleman 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I've only ever tried one sip of my dad's drink once at a restaurant. It was vile. I don't know what it was, but it was vile. I have been unwilling to drink alcohol for several...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    when i was small at the age of 10 i decided not to do any smoking or any other bad things But when i reached teenage and was very socialize.Most of my friends were smokers ,they...
    vicky1995xx vicky1995xx 18-21, M Nov 23

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    I am the daughter of an alcoholic. Some of you may understand, if you've been through or are currently going through the same thing as me. It's never easy growing up in a home with...
    Stasssh97 Stasssh97 16-17, F Nov 25

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    I love it when i'm drunk, but i'm not a drunkard and it is possible. What baffles me is that there are so many people who think that drinking is vile. They claim that alcohol has...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I have been with a man for 15 years we met while I was married to another man that had committed suicide. I immediately jumped into a relationship with this man. I fell madly in...
    Molley97 Molley97 36-40 Nov 27

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    I definitely am fine on my own enjoying myself and I don't need any help from narcotics or alcohol to do it! I really don't even want to be friends with people that are into drug...
    ElieHanok ElieHanok 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 9

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    It is definitely a love/hate relationship with my AH. One moment I see the old him and it fills my heart with joy and some sadness because I miss that him. The next day he may...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    So, my friend has been asking our group of friends whether they know these people that followed her on instagram. I know she's not trying to make it seem obvious that she's happy...
    ladyfrickinbirdman ladyfrickinbirdman 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    It's Friday night. Nothing to do and been play AW on the 360 since I got home. Bored now and nothing else to do. Looking to expand my social circle and hopefully get a few more...
    ShadowFax97 ShadowFax97 16-17, M Nov 22

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    I need a break from myself in general
    girlinterrupted96 girlinterrupted96 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Firstly, morality predates religion. That much is obvious. When I was young, I did stupid things, kids do. When I was 5 I used to throw stones at cars. However, I reached a point...
    AceOtana AceOtana 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who is only 12& they have gotten involved with drugs & alcohol already. They started doing drugs, sniffing paint stealing because they felt unhappy with their life...
    alice2001 alice2001 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 23

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    Dr. Joseph Nicolosi explains the dynamics of bias against ex-gays The following essay “Why Gays Cannot Speak for Ex-gays” by Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. is from the NARTH website...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F Dec 6

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    I have one friend who is very much an outspoken, say-what-you-feel, touchy feely person. We used to be best friends but recently she's been annoying and frustrating the crap out of...
    bandfreak26 bandfreak26 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I most certainly do not need that stuff to enjoy my life. I'm not against those who party, depending on there preference, some things I have a zero tolerence for.. I'm a very...
    FiestySecret FiestySecret 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my daydreaming experiences have been a real part of my life since i was a child. beginning with imagining a whole world which existed underground to the creation of a dual world...
    andymojo andymojo 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I had a social life! I had a great social life when I was in college, but then I moved away and so did my friends. I have since lost touch with them and moved back to my...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F Nov 22

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    I am 50 days sober, I have been suffering this disease since I was 11. I've been in the program for about a month and do not have a sponsor yet. Can I talk to someone when I need...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Most of my family members need to drink to have a good time. My mother goes out to this local bar way too much and her excuse is "there is nowhere else to go out". Really? You and...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 2

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    Suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember. Have memories of having a stomach ache after every lunch in the first and second grade. Growing up it was mostly IBS attacks...
    K14A07M K14A07M 22-25, F Dec 2

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    My mom and dad werent legally married then just planned a fake wedding cause my moms parents wanted her to get married cause she stayed pregnant with me and they really disliked my...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I haven't been back on this site for some time now. For those of you who read my stories I'll provide a little update. I've been in treatment and attending aa meetings since April...
    brokenandtwisted brokenandtwisted 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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