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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 am all your shoes also… love him but hate him. The smell pushes me away. My husband has been drinking for over 10 years. We have a rough marriage from the get go….jail...
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    She's not your typical alcoholic, although I really wouldn't know what typical is. The first thing she does in the morning is mix a drink. She takes a water bottle filled with...
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    Today was the day, after what would be 24 years on November 2, I moved out of the house that I shared with my alcoholic husband. It was the hardest thing that I have ever had to...
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    I would watch my father hit my mom, grab her, push her against a wall and wouldn't let her go. He would yell and cuss. I was the little ***** in the family apparently. He went...
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