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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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    Today in therapy, my therapist called attention to the way I'm still mad at my mother (non-alcoholic parent) for so many things that happened in my childhood, whereas the things my...
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    Agh! Had four beers and two vodka sodas and nothing! Just a feeling of nausea and shame. I don't enjoy drinking anymore? I feel like a nymphomaniac who can no longer enjoy sex.
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    I was raised by a alcoholic mother
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    I have given myself permission to slip for the next week. I am nervous, and already anxious to get back to my nondrinking routine. But God do I love the drink. Hunter S. Thompson...
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    I don't know if I'm an alcoholic or not ... but I love to drink my wine in the evening and I can't have a night without the drink. I do want to drink the wine, not sure if I am...
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    It was always gradual, her progression to becoming more and more intoxicated as the night dragged on, that is. My mother would come home from a long day at work, and in that...
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    The realisation that you can't control him/her is really hard as you know vehemently that everyone would be happier if alcohol wasn't in the equation. I'm conflicted in that I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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