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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 hate it. My brother has a drinking problem. He crashed his car drunk driving once, and all he does is drink. He does have a job atleast but all of the money he gets is for drink...
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    It's great to find a group like this and better understand that other people are experiencing the same thing as me
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    My therapist was setting up my new treatment plan and had been talking about how she wanted to find a new diagnosis for me, because she felt my difficulties went beyond the...
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    Well I'm not but I think one of my friends is. He's always been a bit aggressive (he started beating his sister in front of me one time) and I do think he's kind of crazy by the...
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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Alcoholism runs in my family. My father's Step-mom and dad are both recovering alcoholics. My mother's Mother, and Step-Dad are borderline...
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    Similarly to many stories on this thread, my father is in and out of my life. I'm 26, an only child, in a long term relationship with someone great... And I'm still such a mess...
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    you have/had a mental illness and drank or do? how do you cope?
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    This morning I could not find my socks so my dad let me borrow his. I went to his room. I forgot where his socks were so I starting looking for where they may be. I opened up a...
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    I was at eight days and I don't know why but I found myself standing in the wine aisle yesterday. I should have ran like hell, but I bought one of those cartons of chardonnay that...
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I need a drink.... perhaps two...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    when you begin to sober up from yet another day you drank too much and keep having those days where you know you outta fix it but you never quite do..... That's my night. Thinking...
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    When ur trying hard not to drink but it so tempting
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    I don't want to leave him. I have no intentions to. I just don't have the ignorance to leave him with a problem he obviously can't fix on his own. If I were him, I'd want help...
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    no judgment but im in recovery and I have relapsed twice even tho im pregnant I didnt binge or anything but jus having the one drink those couple times I knew was wrong
    happymess21 happymess21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Today was fathers day, and for the first time ever i got sad that my father was anything but a father. The amount of suffering and tears he's given me is unmeasurable. I was away...
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    I go to the bar often alone and sit there until I'm drunk. I'm a fairly attractive female and people always ask why I'm there alone... Did your boyfriend break up with you? Are...
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    I'm not going to drink tonight... That much...
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    When I drink is the only time I can express my feelings and I start to drunk text. Sometimes the other person doesn't know I'm drunk and they fall in love with a drunk girl texting...
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    I want it all the time. So that I don't have the responsibility of thinking. And being a mother. And a good enough wife to a man who I think I'm falling out of love with.
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    Theres this one liquor I go to where im never carded. Im 15. Thank you asian man
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    15 years old. A depressed alcoholic with many scars on her body. I thought i was worthless. At times i still do. I still havent found my purpose in life but im trying. At the...
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    Want to smoke.. Want to be drunk..want to be lost.. Where nobody can find me.. Where no body can disturb me .. Want to go to in deep sleep.. Never want to be conscious..
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    Finishing two more beers because they are open. I know it's not right but I'm doing it anyway
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    And I'm trying real hard not to get drunk off my face tonight . But damn
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