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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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    Where there is no love, put love and you will find love. - St John of Cross
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    ...and then there are really bad days. and no help, and no support, and all you read is stories where nothing became better. and your own anger is bigger than your love. and you...
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    ......and I hate the man that I am when I am sober. Everyone else hates the man I am when I am drunk.
    spectre6 spectre6 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 21

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