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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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    I saw a topic from 2011. I bet that women is not around. I'd like to hear from her now. LOTS OF PEOPLE SHARED about their experience with a spouse with an alcohol problem. Some...
    pigloverbrown pigloverbrown 56-60, F Feb 7

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    I don't even know where to begin with. My dad has been an alcoholic since him and my mother's whole entire marriage which I'd say, 27 years?I couldn't just imagine the pain my...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Best friend I've known since freshman in high school is an alcoholic. He's been in AA, got DUI, spent time in jail, and countless times in hospital for alcohol poisoning, injuries...
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    im 18 years old and my dad is an alcoholic. My mother has told me his drinking got a lot worse ever since i was born. My parents marriage is a joke to me since they both act like...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    This is the first place I have found where people's experiences sound even vaguely familiar.my dad just died a few days ago at 57. I ghink he had been an alcoholic since a very...
    hols84 hols84 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I been married to my husband for nine years hes been an alcoholic for five to six of those years and still is he cn be such a great person till night falls then the alcohol starts...
    tracye456 tracye456 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I am a mother of 2 beautiful children and unfortunately a wife of an alcoholic. I have about an ounce of hope left and I feel so lost. We have been married for 5 years and I no...
    TomasAva TomasAva 26-30, F Feb 24

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    I am not an alcoholic but I married a man who became one, we are no longer together but I am reading your stories to better understand what he is experiencing in hopes i will be...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F Feb 25

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    I 'am ,indeed an alcoholic.Started out as no big deal ,next thing i know things have gotten ,"out of control".I function ,don't drink in the morning or early afternoon,but i drink...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 44 Responses Feb 25

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    I feel like I'm in a constant battle with my alcoholic father. I'm 27, living on my own and far away from him. But I struggle with how to maintain communication with him that he so...
    nakiyame nakiyame 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Isn't this a story I'm a 55 year old mani started drinking at the age of 11 by 13 I was drinking regularly too often by 15 I could down a bottle of jack in three drinks I have been...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    at the same time you have to be you, you just need to control yourself live life and just do it now everything you have to do with, sometimes I feel like I can't express myself as...
    myselfslate myselfslate 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed very recently but my family has suspected autism my whole life. I rejected the idea for so long and am beginning to come to terms with it. There are a lot of bad...
    Crystalstarseed Crystalstarseed 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I don't want them to know. they can't fix me....others knowing would just make things worse.
    cycffuff cycffuff 22-25, F Feb 13

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    My new venew has given me the chance to have a go at it again!I'm playing with one of my new friends. He doesn't know how "a dagerous bipolar mind" will do.I'll brake him and make...
    InnocentPigeon InnocentPigeon 70+ Feb 15

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    i am a psychopath and my dream is to become the biggest serial killer ever.
    enjoyingmymind enjoyingmymind 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    If you were to follow me through my day, you will notice that I smoke a pack of cigarettes, I drink 4 cups of strong black coffee, I ********** 4 times a day on average and I drink...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    My narcissism : During my amateur research, I came across similarities between narcissists, psychopaths and people suffering from ASPD. Similarities between psychopaths and...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Does anyone have delayed pain? Whenever I have a burn on my skin, I know it's there but instead of reacting to it, I concentrate on calming myself. I don't have an instant reaction...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I swear I can feel it. That underlying bitterness and hatred is just festering inside. Just talking to someone yesterday gave me the urge to bite into their throat and rip it out...
    DripDripBooyah DripDripBooyah 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    My feelings towards animals : I was watching a movie with a segment on animal cruelty. There was a sick clip in the segment about a bird being tortured. You could hear the...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    Curing the boredom? How do you guys deal with it? Every minute I'm not doing something, I'm bored. Sometimes I literally feel like I'm crawling out of my skin because I'm so damn...
    camiicane camiicane 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 22

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    Ah, yes. There was this boy. I manipulated him. I made him cut himself deep, to prove his love for me. I forced him to submit to me and everything. Careful, my friends. There are...
    AmnesiaWolf AmnesiaWolf 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    I had an accident when I was 14. I was crossing the road and vehicles were going by at around 60 kms. per. hour, a heavy bike hits me below my right knee. I roll on the road 5...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M Feb 23

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    How do you all define "functional"? What caused you to decide that you're functional vs the alternative. Just curious. I personally feel that as long as I'm not forcibly detained...
    camiicane camiicane 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Just a quick one, once when I was 17 I was driving with my family down the highway and I was sleeping. Out of nowhere a drunk driver rear ended us going about 95 mph and our 2 back...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M Feb 23

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    there is a lot of stuff i do and have done though my favourite thing to do is ruin every relationship i have for no reason other than im bored ★★★
    satoko satoko 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    You ever met another psychopath? Or noticed someone else was one, I only know for sure 2 other people in my life that are just like me.
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Why I don't like action movies : Whether a car gets blown up, or someone gets shot, or someone gets eaten by a shark, you'll get the same reaction from me. After an hour I get...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    Sex : I hate relationships, I feel the need to have them just because I need sex. But relationships are complicated and unpredictable. You have to manipulate her all the time. You...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Hmm I remember I used to change my report card for years growing up my parents were convinced I had a 3.8 in high school when I really had a 2.9 in high school,I would get the...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M Feb 24

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    Interesting material for people who want to know more about us : http://youtu.be/stG2gd9_JUg
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    It's my birthday today, i deserve weed, sex, and a live punching bag
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I manipulate people around me. I use whatever feeling they have for me to get what I want. sometimes I winder if I'm not manipulating myself?
    AliSuhail AliSuhail 22-25, M Feb 25

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    Never could grasp how other sociopaths/psychopaths hate there families, I guess that's because my immediate family (most of them) were nurturing, especially my mother. I always...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    Alcohol withdrawal day one : Withdrawal is making me feel weak. I'm not in control. Maybe it's making me more human for the time being. I'm feeling things like anxiety, mild...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I would like to meet other people like myself.
    Epiphany77 Epiphany77 18-21 Feb 25

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    Impulsivity is a weakness. I still can't stop drinking.
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Staying angry at people. Normal people GET angry. I STAY angry. People get mad and after that they either forget or forgive the person they are mad at. At my relatively young age...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm never seen as the bad one, just the good guy, the nice guy, the people who cross paths with me find themselves isolated, focused on me, the ones who try to hurt me end up...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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