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I Am Afraid Of Becoming An Alcoholic

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    Flogging Molly Is Speaking to Me Today - Alcoholism... It's there and it's real. It sits at the back of my mind. Will I become an alcoholic too? Will someday I sink my boat that I...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    Learning About Drunk Me - I have been hearing stories from people who party with me about what kind of person I am when I'm drunk.  Apparently I'm a lot of fun, silly, dancy...
    lokilux lokilux 26-30, F Mar 22, 2009

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    My Father - I am scared shitless of becoming like my Dad and his negative ways. Alcohol is one of them so in order to not become an alcoholic, I rarely drink anymore and luckily, I...
    AuntTammy AuntTammy 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Almost Everyone In My Family Is - i'm scared of becoming an alcoholic because it seems to run in the family. My mom's dad was an alcoholic and so were most of his brothers and his...
    yana1 yana1 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2007

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    It's a Depressant... - Alcohol is a depressant... it may bring you up for a while, but overall it will bring you down. I've been through depressioin and each day is a struggle...
    debrarose debrarose 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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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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    lost for a long time - i am an alcoholic its taken a long time to get well an that ther is a life after drink thank god people have been  good to me and have waited for my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    Ya I Guess I Am.... - i am afraid of becoming an alcoholic, both my grandparents on my dad's side are recovering alcoholics, my dad is an alcoholic, he says he was a recovering...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    Alky - I am a alcholic the only reason i am on here cause my freind pushd me and believe me u got nothing to worry about
    blackville blackville 22-25 3 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    Runs In the Family? - I dont want to be like my family when it comes to drinking. My mom, one of my uncles, one of my aunts, and my cousians drink all the time. I honestly think...
    Darkfarey Darkfarey 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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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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    Family.. - A lot of people on both sides of my family have problems with Alcohol. But I won't become an alcoholic.. And therefore I don't drink anything at all :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 1, 2008

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    Totally.... - i am totally scared of be coming an alcholic, my father was one, my grandfather was one, so it really does run int he family, and im not even 21 years old yet, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    I Think I Might Be Sinking. - I have easy access to alcohol here.  I have been drinking almost every night.  I don't do it because it tastes good, either.  I do...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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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...
    AlyAngel AlyAngel 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Ya - It's all over my family. Grandfather was an alcoholic. Died at age 58. It was the reason I never got to meet him. Aunts, cousins. And thats just on my mom's side. More...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    Yes It Indeed Runs In the Family... - mummy (recovering alcoholic.. i'm so proud of her ^_T) daddy aunts uncles i think my grandma was one too O.O and i dont drink... i think...
    MorbidxMalice MorbidxMalice 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    It Runs In The Family - Believe it or not, descendants of alcoholics can be more susceptible to alcohol abuse.  My family is proof. Every generation on my mom's side of the...
    smoothiefueledrampage smoothiefueledrampage 19-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2007

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    Contagious - My mother and father are and I am watching my brothers do it now... it makes me worried.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Nov 22, 2007

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    Usually the Way - It's usually the way that ends most of the lives in my family. My cousin's in gaol because of drugs and drink. My great grandad died of alcohol poisoning, so did...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    Everyone Else Is -  in my family.....why not me. I should just drink myself to death like those before me.   somedays i just want to drink all 3 bottles of tequila at...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2008

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    Addictive Personality - I have such an addictive personality that I think I could be addicted to just about anything. I do worry about becoming an alcoholic because when I am...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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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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    I Was Sure I Didn't Have An Addictive Personality - Now I'm starting to worry. I was addicted to a drug at one point, then realized that I didn't NEED it and now...
    cocaineoctopus cocaineoctopus 18-21 2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    I enjoy that warm feeling you get, and the fact that it helps numb your senses. I've got problems with depression, so alcohol helps me numb the pain. I suppose it's a good thing I...
    JHomesick JHomesick 18-21, M Apr 8

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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 am very much afraid of ending up like my parents. Now don't get me wrong, I had the most amazing mother in the world, and I'd give my last drop of blood to have her back, but she...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I admire people how are not afraid to be Themselves cause I think being you is what makes you you and different then everyone else^_^:)and what makes u amazing^_^:)
    Nyamal Nyamal 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs 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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    This has been a fear of mine my whole life. My parents were present but so much pain went unresolved. Mom cheated on my dad and created my 1/2 brother then divorced dad to marry a...
    71Steve 71Steve 41-45, M Mar 16

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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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    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 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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    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 3 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 3 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 1 day ago

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