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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 read all of the stories and I can relate to them my husband was the sort of man that women adore beautiful in everyway but he is a functioning alcoholic .So I did it I left my...
    sunshineonarainyday sunshineonarainyday 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is , in my view , is a contradiction in terminology :) I don't like this high functioning notion :( whose to say what it takes to be high functioning ? We are all in a...
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M Jul 3

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    I am a high functioning Aspie. My Asberger's was only recognized recently and I am 55. It seems incredible that this could happen. My approach to living has been to treat it like a...
    viewdifferent viewdifferent 51-55, M Jul 4

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    Last October, my drinking had gotten to the point where a concerned out-of-town acquaintance called the local police out of concern for my well-being. Long story short, I was...
    brattyjenn brattyjenn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Being in alcoholic and have a drink every day it's two different things me I'm in alcoholic and love it I don't drink till I can't walk but drinking all day long is not a bad thing...
    jarvis2639 jarvis2639 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My mother is a great person when she's sober. She'd do anything for nothing, just to see someone smile. When I was young, probably three years old, when my father was still with us...
    poliad poliad 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm an Alcoholic and debating a drink.
    rrglasgow rrglasgow 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 8

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    A gay alcoholic who suffers from depression. What a combination! I've drunk nearly all my life. Mainly to block out past experiences and it's my pathetic way of dealing with self...
    Kirkles Kirkles 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Yesterday I hungout with friends, and... Didn't drink πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ in all honesty, I was trying to hangout with drunk people while being sober...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    My father is to blame for my depression, BPD and distrust in people. Alcoholism is not a disease to me, it is a selfish lifestyle choice. I will never sympathize for parents who...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I don't know if this is bitter sweet. I don't know how to feel. Tomorrow I will go and file the final motion for divorce. We have been together for almost 18 years. This is going...
    ShonieGETYOLIFE1 ShonieGETYOLIFE1 36-40, F Jul 14

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Broken Tulip I struck someone today. He fell with one quick swoop, then cried like a child would! The stares I got from the people around me were, to say the least, refreshing...
    blackpigeon blackpigeon 26-30, M Jun 28

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    Yesterday Was a good day My mom bought a new car recently. I know I would, in time be getting the old one. But I didn't want it. I wanted the new one. I think that as a psychopath...
    rocit rocit 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I'm not crazy or delusional but I am different. Luckily I'm self aware and intelligent enough to know that, and thus more or less keep myself out of trouble. I had a relatively...
    Anderson087 Anderson087 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    How would I get an official diagnosis for psychopathy? Do you get diagnosed from a professional or is it intuition that would lead you to believe that you're a psychopath? How many...
    JoeVan JoeVan 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 6

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    I have Autism anyone else?
    Prettybirds Prettybirds 13-15, F Jul 11

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    Living with myself is extremely difficult as i hate all humans and yet my human nature calls me to interact with them and build relationships. Consequently either one i do makes me...
    preesytt preesytt 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I have asbergers syndrome and I always feel like a outcast.I was bullied in middle school,because I had no friends.I had to get diagnosed 2 times,because teachers didn't believe...
    AuroraSunny AuroraSunny 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Yeah, I have autism I was diagnosed with it at a young age. (I trashed the nurses office during it because I didn't like the door closed) which is why I remember the exact day. XD...
    Toastland Toastland 13-15, T 2 Responses a week 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 1 day ago

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    I know girls won't date me becuz of wat I am as far my hate grow and grow in more evil I use magick black magick and white magick I will use magick for personal gain I seen how...
    magickninja magickninja 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    How do you tell if your about to cross the line ? I drink lots and often but I'm not a raging drunk or anything...to be honest I like drinking and even if I was labeled as having a...
    pmax2000 pmax2000 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 28

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    My 20th wedding anniversary is in a few months and I have been sober for just over half that time. Does this mean I have made amends for the despicable things I did to my wife in...
    grasser grasser 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 28

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    As much as it is scary to admit, sobriety is becoming a very enjoyable experience for me. These last few weeks have been incredibly challenging but I have survived them and I have...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    This has created trouble in my marriage in the past...But after being sober and not touching a drink for almost two years, I've gone back to the bottle! No excuses to be honest...
    bluntbutsensative bluntbutsensative 26-30, M Jun 29

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    Im so sick of my life, with everything thats happened with my dad i feel so alone. I have no one to turn to, no one i can talk to. Months ago i sent my dad to jail because of his...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm so sick of my mums sh*t. Thinking I can't tell when she's drunk. She's such a child. She doesn't talk to me, when I've done nothing wrong. She won't talk to me until she's...
    JustThatNobody JustThatNobody 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I wish my mom wouldn't drink so heavily every night!! I am an adult on my own but it still bothers me.
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Ahhhhhh! What really gets to me is that there are much greater problems and mine are well **** i dont know
    charleamr charleamr 26-30, M Jul 7

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    It's lonely and depressing at the bottom of the bottle. I don't want to do this to myself, never ending poison, gnawing away at my time. I travel for work and always have the...
    ericthebee ericthebee 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I've been thinking about this a lot lately. When I put myself into treatment a while back, it was because I was sick of who I had become on a daily basis. I looked back at the...
    Inthistwilight Inthistwilight 36-40, M 9 Responses Jul 8

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    10 months Thinking about how I have been sober for 10 months is completely overwhelming and doesn’t seem real. In fact, it sort of makes me feel panic to think about how far I...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    How can I get him Help? I can't afford to move out.. but I emotionally can't stay at home. my dad has never been a dad, he just makes money for the family. He has never been to...
    appleof5 appleof5 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    First evening for a very long time where I came back from shopping without a load of drink.
    Kirkles Kirkles 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Woke up this morning after my first day of not drinking. Only a small step but feeling rather proud of myself :o)
    Kirkles Kirkles 41-45, M Jul 12

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    Today is coming to the end of day two without a drink. I have got more stuff done (as boring as it all was) today than I would normally complete in a week. If I can at least start...
    Kirkles Kirkles 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 12

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    Not yet but with the way things are going I'm headed down the wrong path. I drink everyday. I'm not sure if I am dependent, but I don't know what to do. It's to the point where I...
    st777 st777 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    Sunday morning 9am. Drinking cheap red from the bottle in between sips of coffee. Hair of the dog.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I hate you so much when I'm drunk that I want to be drunk all the time.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Right now he is passed out on the couch. He is having a hard time with the divorce. He is starting to go back to his ways after all that work he put into trying to escape his...
    MildLife MildLife 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    For years they said forget his opinion. Me ignored them. Why. Dont know. Couldnt leave. Still cant. But am trying. Why do i care. Why do i want a father at...
    converted converted 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    sober for 24 hours after 7 years of binge drinking. no sleep
    molde molde 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 13