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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 3 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    I usually only drink in the evening. I used to drink a half bottle of wine but that has jumped to one and now even two. Or a half bottle of vodka or gin. This used to be a couple...
    bauhaus7 bauhaus7 26-30, F 16 Responses Apr 3

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    I am married to a functioning alcoholic. I'm 32 years old and have been married to my husband for 5 years. We have 3 kids (my son, his daughter, and our daughter). He has always...
    Jlk081981 Jlk081981 31-35 Mar 28

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    Here I sit again, I feel alone but I am not. He just poured his first drink of the night. I will once again get no love, affection or attention from him. This is not what I...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been an EP member for quite a few years but for some reason I have never got around to announcing that I am/was an alcoholic. Actually I did mention this in passing in...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Reading all these stories has opened my eyes to how many of us are struggling with such similar problems. I've been married for 4 years. with no kids as i couldn't possibly bare...
    Nutmeg11 Nutmeg11 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    My father was an abusive alcoholic. Verbally and physically. My parents divorced just after I turned 6 and my brother was 2 almost 3. My current step dad is an obnoxious alcoholic...
    MaydayLife MaydayLife 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic. Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was living an alcoholic lifestyle from 15 years of age until 23 years of age. I have now been sober since April 8, 2011. During my 8 years of drinking I have lost a lot including...
    cgmom88 cgmom88 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I've been drinking since I was a teenager. I was in the military and went to college I currently work in law enforcement I've been drinking through it all. My co-workers are just...
    Christina1435 Christina1435 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a recovering alcoholic , I haven't drank in ten yrs , but I've watched my husband get blitzed everyday of his life for the last ten yrs , we have a 12 yr old daughter together...
    donewitit donewitit 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Its a main reason why I try not to drink so much. When I lost my daughter, I did not handle it the best way. Instead of turning to my friends...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    The physical symptoms of quitting have mostly passed. Now I'm fighting a new challenge: boredom. I recall a line from a movie, where a man is recalling the death (from liver...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mum is an alcoholic. Being the middle child (and the only girl I might add) I feel like its my job to look after my younger brother using the advice my older brother gave me. I...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mother is an alcoholic. She refuses to take responsibility for anything she does and she turns herself into the victim in every situation. I can't have a relationship with her...
    swhickman swhickman 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I have been with my husband for seven years and married for almost six. I'm basically done right now and making a plan to leave. I'll go into his history another time, but the...
    fragmentofthegirl fragmentofthegirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I drink, often alone, mainly just to calm down my nerves. And I love that feeling. Drinking gets me calm, worrying about less. Can't seem to relax totally and properly without it...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Hi, I'm looking for advice! My mum has been an alcoholic for as along as I can remember and also battles depression. I have helped her and supported her for years when no one else...
    12344321han 12344321han 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My dad is an alcoholic and a couple of weeks ago he was ill. My younger sister informed me and my first thought was he didn't take in alcohol. Anyways the next afternoon as he was...
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My mother has been an alcoholic since I was very little. I've seen a lot of things that can not be unseen. Since I was 12 years old, I've practically raised my sister. My mom got...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I am an alcoholic and a cigarrtte smoker, the problem is I seem to always drink too much and get angry at my husband, we are so close to breaking up, I am normally without alcohol...
    4myfuturehappiness 4myfuturehappiness 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    A few years ago, my mother went through a terrible divorce, causing her to become an alcoholic. Because I was an only child, I took care of her. I would often skip school to nurse...
    Booklover16 Booklover16 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I am surprisingly grateful that I found my way into the rooms of AA because I get to experience life in a completely different way than my non-alcoholic friends. I GET to explore...
    davidmat davidmat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Hi, Im 56 Ive had cancer have angina, firbromyalgia, high blood pressure, my partner not husband is a alcoholic, and we've been together 11 years 3 driving bans, but I'm so tired...
    ssorebones ssorebones 56-60, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm having intense withdrawals. I feel like throwing up, I feel drunk and haven't had a drink today. My hands started shaking like crazy in class today I really hope No one noticed...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    All my friends are out drinking, and I am stuck alone in my bedroom crying. This is the worst part of sobering up, missing out on all the good times with your friends...
    Amidala97 Amidala97 16-17, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have autism and not afraid to say it. Please join me and speak up so we can together say we are different but apart of the community and this world !
    Lonewolvesinc Lonewolvesinc 26-30, M Mar 19

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    I'm so empty inside, I don't feel any emotion, but I can express to other people any emotion I want them to see. My entire life is an play, and I'm the actor.
    redaction redaction 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    A LOVER'S HAND I feel myself touching your Hand, (I feel the warmth of life as you do.) The same Hand that took me so violently, (I remember saving you, by force) And brought so...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    Now I lay me down to sleep I pray my Captor my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, A lovely meal for Him I would make.
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    One night she cried; Her fear was so deep. That night she died; Forever in peaceful sleep.
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    Nature's WayHe hunts; She runs.He pounces; She struggles.He laughs; She's helpless.Bite.Blood.Breathless. 
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    A link I considered and praise as mull-worthy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbh5l0b2-0o
    LisaRosenthal LisaRosenthal 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I have never felt emotion and until when I was around 12, I had thought emotions and consciences were something of fantasy, like the religion or santa. I don't understand the...
    PatrickMorgan PatrickMorgan 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Lie still, little precious. Don't try to get away. You know that no matter how hard you try, there is no getting away. Isn't it beautiful? If you get away from me you will die, but...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Apr 6

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    im going to take over the world. i know it sounds crazy, but isnt it usually the crazy things that come true? I'll start with my area, and move onward. (Y)
    ToKillAKestral ToKillAKestral 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Hello, Sweet Drag Of Death. I've smoked my first cigarette in quite some time, three years to be exact. It felt sensual. The first drag of it gave me a flash of ******, I almost...
    blackpigeon blackpigeon 26-30, M a week ago

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    i bought a dwarf hampster the other day. ive never really been a fan of animals, but im making an effort. i figure if i can create a meaningful attachment to an animal then perhaps...
    ToKillAKestral ToKillAKestral 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm not a very sociable creature and I do not enjoy most people's company nor their opinions or feelings. I am however quite curious as to know how other psychopaths think. Not...
    JezebelWhitman JezebelWhitman 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    For my Husband, whom I adore.
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi you lovely people. I haven't written anything in a while, and I'm in a retrospective mood, so I thought I'd check in again. Well, to be honest, thinks are looking up. A lot...
    drychicken drychicken 31-35 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I am at a stage of confusion,just started using antabuse as my drinking parten is now affecting my work.Work to me is the only thing I cannot afford to loose because everytime I'm...
    Luqa2 Luqa2 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 16

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    I guess it's just one of those things I won't ever like, either. I personally don't see the big noise that's made about alcohol in most places. That doesn't mean I think alcohol is...
    Lakanthian Lakanthian 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm 15 and I drink way too much. I spend a lot of money on it every week. I also have depression and anxiety, and am taking anti-depressants. I always have the worst anxiety the...
    shesthebosss shesthebosss 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    All my life my mothers always enjoyed a drink - but the last few years I've noticed her drinking more and more often whilst on her own at night, after work. Ok, so she may not...
    ashfayehunter ashfayehunter 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I love the feeling of waking up, not having imbibed the night before. It makes me feel clean.
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M Mar 20

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    Just spent two days expelling poisons from my system. Kinda disgusting.
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I am 6 months sober today. I am going in and out of feeling okay to feeling depressed. I am hanging on and using support groups to help me. I just needed to check in. My BF is...
    BuddyBo BuddyBo 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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