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

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    I'm 18 and was diagnosed about 2 months ago in rehab as a stage 4 alcoholic. The 2 times I actually tried to stay sober, I could never make it longer than 2 and a half months. I...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10

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    The things I find fun do not include drugs or alcohol. I need my kids and a park. I need a camera and a good setting. I need a book and a rainy day. I need a game and a good...
    curious1988 curious1988 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    I should be happy but I feel worse now, officially worse. It's may not be the worst but I'm hurting. The bad thing is that I can't get help or tell anyone or my mother. She's part...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

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    I’m really hoping some of you can offer me some much needed support and guidance as I’m young, confused and heartbroken. Where do I start? I started my job coming up to 2...
    anony333 anony333 18-21, F May 4

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    I don't experience visual hallucinations usually. It's pretty much the same every time. I'm awake and I can't move. I feel like I'm having a seizure from the shaking sensation. And...
    Holliswoods24 Holliswoods24 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    Someone pm me ? I am 14, from NZ and Need someone to text to keep me on track of my gw and motivate me!!
    sarahemily13 sarahemily13 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I know what it feels like to be depressed. I've had it all life long. I think depression has a lot to do with fear. Suicide is a cowards way of existence, but I believe people who...
    kiddishguypete kiddishguypete 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    This is a sensitive subject for many. Many people can't grasp the concept of having fun without drugs or alcohol. I was one of these people once. I'm 22, I discovered alcohol...
    wilzyp wilzyp 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I am a high functioning alcoholic, I still go to university, and work, volunteer, have a great social life but I find myself sitting there wanting a drink, I find myself needing...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10

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    Hi, I'm a mom of 2 kids, married for 22 yrs, have everything I could ever want. But my mom, my best friend for life, passed away 2 weeks ago due to alcoholism. She was only 69...
    anothersadlady anothersadlady 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wrote the following observations about my life down this morning and am wondering if there are other middle children who feel the same way, and if so have any insights into ways...
    amarian amarian 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Due to my social anxiety and extreme introversion; I normally rely upon alcohol at parties to make me sociable and to block my inhibitions; so that I say what I feel, do what I...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    My husband has his appointment with the neurologist tomorrow. He has been seeing a few different doctors but now that has seizures are happening more and more often he has an...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Hmmm a hard day today, I'm going to see the gravesite of the grandpa i lost last year on my birthday. I still hurt from it once in awhile and i'm not sure how seeing the grave is...
    newguy2002 newguy2002 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Does it get any easier? Other alcoholics are always telling me that with time it gets better, life gets easier and you get stronger the longer you fight the urge to drink. "Sober...
    TheOneTheyWarnedYouAbout TheOneTheyWarnedYouAbout 22-25 4 Responses May 1

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    I've only gotten drunk once in the last five and a half years. I'm really proud of myself. Prior to that sobriety was just a constant battle beginning in 1998 with my first of four...
    iamspectra iamspectra 46-50, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I get addicted to anything that helps take the pain away. The pain or being alive, the pain of being a prisoner to the thoughts that go around inside my busy little brain...
    busybrain busybrain 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    I started drinking frequently after I turned 21 years old, it never really interested me as a teen or anything, I did it more just to try it out I guess. Initially I was only a...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    LONG STORY (based on me): *Names and locations have been changed to protect privacy* Okay guys. This is been bothering me for about 2 years now... I don't know what to do and I...
    tloz6996 tloz6996 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I have felt like I have carried extra weight on my shoulders for years. I don't know what it is like to feel free and exhilarated.Jobs have depressed me the most in my life. I feel...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 2 Responses May 12

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    I have two cousins (one a couple years older than me and one a couple years younger) with whom I was very close. Initially the older cousin and I had a very strong bond but we...
    LivLyfLuv LivLyfLuv 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Reasons Why I Shouldn't Get Back With My Ex but yet, I still Loved Him. I loved him Flaws and All 1. We met online on Match, we totally clicked. It was red flag for me that he...
    silkteddyy silkteddyy 22-25, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    After working all weekend, I was planning on coming home Sunday night and relaxing all Memorial Day since I had the day off school. But since my mom likes to invite my friends over...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    So I guess this has been a long term, like almost my entire life experience. Ever since grade school I haven't had many friends, and the ones I did, I think they were just using me...
    ImOnlyMe84 ImOnlyMe84 26-30, F 1 Response May 17

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    I tried to ask a girl out i managed to get the words out but we both froze shes socially akward as well so neither of us knew what to do so we just acted like nothing happened
    Swampert4321 Swampert4321 13-15, M 17 hrs ago

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    I have always been socially awkward ever since I was younger and I spent almost all of my high school years just trying to fit in. I did 'fit in' for a while. It wasn't that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    I had meningococcal meningitis with septicaemia when I was 14, it's been over 26years since having meningitis and for many years now I have been asking doctors if my health...
    Nicola78 Nicola78 36-40, F May 9

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    I keep having these thoughts, like "I just can't do this," or "I can't survive this, I can't live like this anymore." I feel like I can't go on, so since it seems I have nothing...
    tooyoungtobethisold tooyoungtobethisold 26-30, F May 11

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    Almost exactly 4 years ago I posted my story on EP. I got myself back on track, stayed with AA for almost a year, but then relapsed. I managed to "save myself" and keep things...
    leaflet leaflet 46-50 3 Responses May 15

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    I am dead inside, I'm ready to give up. I have no drive, no strength to carry on! I'm 19 and I've never had a girlfriend. I've had sex before (nightclubs, through pure, unadultered...
    DeanMart1n DeanMart1n 18-21, M 1 Response May 2

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    I am autistic, since childhood, I've always been at home. from friends that I've somehow managed to make, I never really connected or even hung out with them, besides school.I...
    omss omss 18-21, M 1 Response May 3

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    It's not that obvious. I'm not really super lonely in which I don't have friends...but real friends? Like the ones who will really stay by your side because you have developed and...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I have extreme social anxiety due to peers bullying and abusing me. I was normal to begin with. So, it all started when I was about 5. I was living in gapview trailer park. And...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I honestly don't think drugs and alcohol are fun at all... They just block you from reality and in my opinion it just takes the fun away. I prefer the adrenalin that you get when...
    MikaylaRaquel MikaylaRaquel 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like I do not have any set label or stereotype and I like being this way. Everywhere I go, it always seems to be that it is split up into certain groups, and I conform to...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 10

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    I am only 17 and i always wanted a ford ranger because my grandpa always had one and let me drive it on his farm sometimes and i thought they were the coolest things around...
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242 16-17, M May 10

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    My dad is very dependent on drugs. He's smoked since he was 17 and can't go a day without pot. Now he has lung cancer and lymphoma. All three of us children have gotten asthma from...
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I've known this guy for five years, and we've been classmates for that long. Overall, we have a really good friendship and I get to talk to him most of the time when I'm not...
    alxssxndra alxssxndra 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I was stolen from my family when I was young and abused from the age of 5 to 11. I was a slave and no one would save me. If one person would find out they'd join in until I had 6...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am 19 and have been with my boyfriend since I was 14, he is the only person I've ever loved, and my only serious relationship. Recently he has started telling me I've changed and...
    laurmoonbabe laurmoonbabe 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I hate my life. I have a girlfriend, house, nice truck. I'm really am just miserable. I think a lot of it had to do with my girlfriend. She is bi-polar and it just drains me. Today...
    Blost82 Blost82 31-35, M 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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