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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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    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 Aug 22

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 Aug 14

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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 Aug 14

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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 2 Responses Aug 17

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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 Aug 18

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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 4 Responses Aug 18

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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 a week ago

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today I figured my empathy switch. It is liberating.
    lukehyde1994 lukehyde1994 18-21, M 3 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 Aug 17

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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 a week ago

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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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    itealist itealist 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    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 5 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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    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Aug 10

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    The first memory I have of you is you leaving us in the car while you went into the bar. I don't know how long it was but To a three year old it felt like forever... I remember...
    OkayQuestionMark OkayQuestionMark 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    11 months This month was marked with highs and lows. I had, for the first time in my life, two solid weeks of total happiness, a calm and completely normal life where I was...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    catatonically catatonically 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Some people that grew up in a household with an addict become addicts. I find I am the opposite, I refuse to let any substance or thing control me. I like beer/alcohol, but won't...
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    I have spent my entire life seeking and yearning for only one thing… relief from the pain of my horrific childhood. I have always fought alone and tried to do the best I could...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Mom died of an overdose last thanksgiving My mom was messed up for as long as I can remember..her drinking resulted in four failed marriages which she dragged me through, all with...
    maddiemari maddiemari 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    My family is very poor and my parents refuse to even attempt to get jobs, and so most of our stuff is being sold on Facebook and Craigslist or is in a pawn shop. We have a cat who...
    MeganJocelyn MeganJocelyn 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    My mother is on the way to get a detox and then off to a rehab centre. I wonder if it will finaly be the change for my family. I could really need Some change now.
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Aug 15

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    I'm drunk right now. :( ..
    spark69 spark69 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15

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