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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'm in love with an alcoholic. I always have and always will love him.. despite the nasty things he said when drunk.. he done believe rumors.. I know he loves me I never question...
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    I really need some advice I have thought about my situation too much and I just keep getting stuck. I've had an alcoholic father and sister who have both recovered I know what it's...
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