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I Am a Functioning Alcoholic

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    Am I Alone?

    I love to drink about 3 times a week, not liquor but beer as i have more control on it.?????am i alone?
    Outsidedog Outsidedog 41-45 4 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    My husband is a functioning alcoholic. He drinks every single day. When he isn't working he starts drinking as soon as he wakes up, usually around 7am and doesn't stop until the...
    gardenlilly1976 gardenlilly1976 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    First of all, "I am an alcoholic and addict" Secondly, I'm a sixteen year old girl, I've been addicted to cutting for 5/6 years, addicted to sex for 2 years, addicted to weed for...
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T 8 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of having to deal with my husbands alcoholism and him blaming it on any little stressor. I was an alcoholic but haven't had a drink in ten months. I can't stand this...
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    My Doctor says I'm a serious alcoholic, but I think I'm more of a funny alcoholic.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I am 7 yrs sober. Sometimes i drink a bottle of beer for certain holidays but only while there are people around me. I always have the urge to drink but managed to control it by...
    Yersparky Yersparky 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 27

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    The past is in the past now, but I can't help but still feel incredible anger as to why my dad(or any other responsible people in my family) left me alone with my mentally ill...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Getting better without booze. Will I continue to stay sober for the next several months? I don't know. But it's been 2 weeks now without alcohol and it certainly feels like a...
    molde molde 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm 38 years old.. My mother is an alcoholic in every sense of the word. She stopped drinking for a very brief period of time (32 days) but when she's drunk, she's mean. I live...
    MarieVon MarieVon 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    My mum is an alcoholic, she started drinking when stressed out 5 years ago when I was ten , for 5 years she has been violent and arrested on various occasions she would yell abuse...
    jorblox123 jorblox123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I am 20 years old and my mother has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember. She has a spilt personality when she's been drinking, she's very angry, aggressive and selfish...
    Bethy94 Bethy94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have been in a relationship for 9 years with a man I truly love and couldn't see my life without. However, I feel he truly is an alcoholic, although I never saw it before, maybe...
    karma553 karma553 26-30, F Aug 5

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    My Boyfriend/Father of my daughter is an alcoholic. I left him a little over 3 weeks ago for a week. I came back because he said he was sober and was going to AA. The day I came...
    Blossom717 Blossom717 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    i think im an alcoholic - i drink as early as 8 in the morning, not all the time. Usually i will start after lunch. I drink between 8-12+ units a day. Every day i wake u and say...
    blondeandblue blondeandblue 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I have struggled with my husband's disease for at least 25 years of the 36 we've been married. I never realized that I married into this disease, as I was always the kind of...
    Stndingrl Stndingrl 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My dad was an alcoholic who was also using meth during the early years of my childhood. No one explained his situation to me until I was in my teens. It kinda sucked. Alcohol can...
    whatsmyageagain23 whatsmyageagain23 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The worst thing about admitting you're an alcoholic is that people will expect you to want to stop drinking.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm an alcoholic. I just...felt the need to say that and don't know how to feel now that I've said that. Oh boy.
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Know that I am an alcoholic. I know that. I want to give up but I can't. I'm very tired of keeping this secret. But I'm afraid of stopping. I'm 22 and don't want to miss out. But...
    nautistar10 nautistar10 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been married for 17 years to my alcoholic husband. His drinking is completely destroying our family. Tomorrow he goes to court for driving on a suspended license initially...
    winterqueen76 winterqueen76 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When someone asks you to explain what autism feels like -_- if I didn't have a hard time explaining it I wouldn't have it.... Autism makes me feel like you should ask google if...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Today I figured my empathy switch. It is liberating.
    lukehyde1994 lukehyde1994 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    You guys really need Jesus!
    Absolerium Absolerium 22-25 Aug 12

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    I am 2o with what's known as aspergers , and I hate it, I struggle so badly to socialize with people I felt out of place so much ( thankfully I go to a small college where I have a...
    Aroelofs12 Aroelofs12 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My husband wont help pay a bill and does nothing to contribute to this household but comes home every night with about 5 beers.
    ov3rluv ov3rluv 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Hi everyone. I had a particularly tough weekend with my husband. I was so upset & disappointed. I was searching for support and found this site. Read many of your experiences, felt...
    kbella814921 kbella814921 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I kinda slipped up last night ....
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    Not sure where to start really, this is my first post on here and this is the reason for my joining. I feel like I can't talk to my friends because I still don't want them to look...
    minicloud minicloud 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Drunk again, oh what's new to be honest locked myself into my room now, I can only hear his voice time to turn up my headphones!
    vanivoo vanivoo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I went to my first AA meeting tonight. I did it!!! I feel positive and happy. I'll keep you updated. I loved meeting people just like me. I don't know what I expected lol .... Nice...
    daisybell7 daisybell7 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I don't recall what day I quit but it's been more than 2 weeks of sober life. What goes in my head now? The way I was screwing up everything. And I ask myself..why did I do what...
    molde molde 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 29

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    My mums been drinking all day, day on day. I feel like I just want to give up, on her, on myself, just everything. I know you can't help someone who doesn't want to help...
    Hevss Hevss 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have been married for 15 years. The crossdressing came out about 8 years ago. I was really supportive and loving about it. Felt sorry for Husband that he had had to hide it all...
    LadyLana39 LadyLana39 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    Small update to my post a couple weeks ago. Husband didn't drink at all (in front of me) and said he was cutting back. Maybe for that week. I know in my heart he is an addict and...
    kbella814921 kbella814921 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I am 18+ months sober, and last night I went to my first meeting. Words can not describe the relief I feel this morning. I was welcomed with open arms. Listened to the speaker who...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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    My husband has out our children at risk several times and has passed out drunk in front of them even more and yet he thinks he can handle this vicious cycle! I don't want to lose...
    michellefabfour michellefabfour 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    Not in a bad way, though. My father drank rather heavily, but he was never abusive. In fact, he was always excessively cheerful when inebriated (sometimes to the point of being...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M Aug 3

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    Gave too much. Cared too much. Lost good support over him. Now breaking free may be too late.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Not as much growing up, but more lately. Even without my moms drinking, my life is spiraling out of control. And IDK what to do. My mom graduated from rehab for her alcoholism at...
    taylor0430 taylor0430 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I've never been able to talk to anyone around me about what's going on, I just need to talk to people who really understand from experience I can't deal with this anymore
    Hevss Hevss 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Just watched movie flight. Drunk pilot. Got clean and sober in prison. Wish my dad would. Kid asked dad who are you. Have same question for mine. Know what he...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 4

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    My addiction cost me my health, at 24 my liver has failed and I've nearly died. I now have a degenerative bone condition secondary to alcohol abuse and am looking at a hip...
    itealist itealist 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    i am allergic to beer or anything with alcohol. I dont use drugs. I dont smoke. But i love black forest cake.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I can't get past the smell of alcohol or the taste. Bleh!
    dreadheadgal dreadheadgal 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm doing it again. I'm isolating myself from everyone . This happens everytime I try to sober up, except I completely disconnect from the world and don't text people back answer...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I never know if you remember the horrible things you said to me last night
    utterlyconfuseddd utterlyconfuseddd 16-17, F Aug 8

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