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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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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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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 1 Response Aug 22

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    Hi im new here... im not the one who has an alcohol problem but my boyfriend.. I would like to hear some advice from this forum.. because our relationship is really getting shakey...
    septemberlane septemberlane 36-40 1 Response Sep 2

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    Actually, I am probably the child of two alcoholics, and a sibling to one. One parent is a drunk for certain, but the other never "crashed" during his lifetime, and he was probably...
    nostromo77 nostromo77 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder because of him.......my mom divorced him when I was 7. I was devestated...that was my dad. My hopes went up after a while- he...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My dad is an alcoholic and has been in jail like 7 times for drunk driving. He was never really there as a child cuz he was either out gambling away all our money or in jail. He...
    butterflyannah butterflyannah 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My girlfriend is an alcoholic. I love her dearly. She's in rehab now and has been for a month. I'm so proud of her, and I pray she comes out all the better for it. We verbally...
    eammat eammat 36-40, M Aug 26

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    Until now, I have felt completely lost when it comes to understanding certain aspects of my significant other. We are in a committed, long-term relationship, and I love and care...
    nic225 nic225 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    9 weeks and 2 days. Had a major breakdown today emotionally. But, I'm still sober and who really gives a ****. No body gives you an award... In fact most people want to run away...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    my boyfriend Alcoholic and that cost problems in our relationship because anytime he drink he have a argument with me without a reason sometimes when he come back very late he...
    loooorin loooorin 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The long and short of it, I was married 7 years to my alcoholic husband, divorced from him for 6 years and we recently remarried after he seemed to be clean and sober and dedicated...
    tracylpiatt tracylpiatt 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Sometimes, I need to be right" Living with my father who is ACoA is a constant doubt about my thoughts, feelings, actions; constant doubt about what is reality. Yesterday, my mom...
    cureav cureav 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just gotten that via Robert Holden: "Here's the thing about choosing love in the thick of life, in traffic, when we're tired, when our children scream and leave their shoes behind...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    No one would ever know. I can fake a smile like no body's business. But no one really knows me anyways. I don't have any friends to fool... Only acquaintances
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F Aug 24

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    But I don't tell people I know. I once tried to tell a few close people. One responded that he also wanted a fashionable and cool condition like that. Another responded, "You were...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    This is something no one knows about me. I hate people and dream of killing them, I think it's hilarious when I hear about "tradgedys" and I could easily kill someone without a...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So.... s*** happens. Sometimes people make mistakes. Huge ones. Sometimes they get into things you've hated your whole life and fought against. And now it's part of your loved...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I've been drinking for years now and I'm only 21. I told myself I was going to quit, it only lasted maybe a couple months at the most. Sometimes it's not so bad, other times it's...
    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    Today I decided that it is time for me to honestly and genuinely start accepting the success in my life. I am someone who has always worked hard in an effort to overcome what I...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I remember this one time when I was like 7, my dad came home super drunk and he started breaking our stairs and punching holes through the wall. And I was with my mom watching him...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm back here unfortunately. I can't stop drinking. I'm scared too at this point. The withdrawals make me feel like I'm going to die. When I wake up I take a shot just to stop the...
    TopherWhite22 TopherWhite22 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I really believed when I came here that this group (and some related others) are for people who have an ACoA loved one so they could share their story and be understood and given...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Go to Google and type in "The Orange Papers." It is a website that very intelligently, thouroughly, and often scientifically outlines everything that is wrong with A.A. Although it...
    MollyVonFrankenstein MollyVonFrankenstein 31-35, F Aug 26

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    My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He didn't start drinking heavily until one of his childhood friends tragically died around 10 years ago. He doesn't still drink...
    Michol84 Michol84 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am on a relapse right now and it's horrible. I even went last week to the doctor to get detox medications. So I could sober up while they find a placement for me for treatment...
    MollyVonFrankenstein MollyVonFrankenstein 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 27

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    Note to self: live what you preach baby. What do you think? Was too tired, too sick, too many worries, and kept thinking that I will feel my emotions and do yoga and take care of...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Aug 30

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    Caroline Myss 'Why People Don't Heal". You can find it on youtube. This woman is amazing. Why we can't heal? We can't heal because we don't want to heal. This is not about our ACoA...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Aug 30

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    I am drinking all the time to deal with my life. I hide the alcohol everywhere and I do not go to the liquor store anywhere I might be seen. I don't know how to feel OK with out...
    Bb372 Bb372 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I drank like I was afire and trying to drown the flames. Nearly drowned myself.
    greybeard54 greybeard54 51-55, M Sep 2

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    Hopefully i wasnt. Special thanks to my dear mom+dad
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 2

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    Let the countdown begin…. ☺ Only NINE days away from my one-year anniversary has me in a rather reflective mood. I can’t help but sit back and think about the puzzle that...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    i don't really know what to do anymore.. i can't help him.. and it's sad because i want to start a life with him..
    raelynnQ raelynnQ 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Where there is no love, put love and you will find love. - St John of Cross
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    I told him to get clean or I'm out..he said he can do it on his own..has anyone gone to a alanon meeting? I thinking about going
    kathryn30 kathryn30 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    My father drinks and insults anyone who comes into my house. He has managed to scare away his friends and his family. Nobody visits anymore. My brother and I are afraid to bring...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    Meaning "life is only for spiritual development and there is no other meaning and I think that's a frighthening thing because we come from a long long tradition that separates our...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 7

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    I am twenty five years old and struggling with a drinking problem. I don't drink everyday or even every week, but when I do drink, I binge drink. This Saturday I jumped out of a...
    bringmefire26 bringmefire26 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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    Been a few months now at least. I don't count days, I don't care for that. I'm sober. Not much to share about it. Just wanted to share.
    Airmech Airmech 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    75 days sober. I had an emotional break down and thanks to a friend... Two amazing people on here. (They know who they are love love you guys) I finally realized I needed more help...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    I rushed into a relationship almost 10 years ago with blinders on and the only thought was I am thirty time to find the one and settle down. I met a man who was the son of my...
    Change75 Change75 36-40, F Sep 9

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    11 days sober. Im going through alot of grief and hurt. Im only can be sorry right now.
    MyStruggleIsMyself MyStruggleIsMyself 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Thanks to my parents I've gotten less than 6 hours of sleep in the last two nights combined
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I'm 24 years old, married, and have 3 kids. My children are my life, there all I have left in this world. I'm married to a guy that drinks every other day. He suffers from anxiety...
    Precious2009 Precious2009 22-25, F Sep 9

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    "What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 11

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    1 year sober!!!!!!!!!! Well it is official..... I have been sober for 1 year. It feels like my last drink was so long ago and so much has changed since then. Ahhhhhhh 1 year...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 31 Responses Sep 11

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    I told him four months clean that I need to see that you can make this change. he said he can do it alone no help. Now he is concerned about his best friends wedding that is in...
    kathryn30 kathryn30 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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