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I Am An Alcoholic

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    My Journey To Sobriety - I turned to alcohol after a sudden, unwanted divorce. I used it to kill the pain, and then to loosen up and have fun. Later I used it for other reasons...
    Siberia1000 Siberia1000 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    I've been to detox three times. I've almost had a heart attack from withdrawal. Crashed my car and lost my job... But I can't stop
    esb89 esb89 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    You know, I'm not really stupid. I hate when people say **** like "Wow, you drink a lot." Or. "Haven't you been drinking" I'm very aware of the **** I do. It's my life, I can live...
    Silentscreamsx3 Silentscreamsx3 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'll Probably Delete This Tomorrow. So Message Me Soon If You Want To Help. - I'm 24. Been drinking heavy almost every night since I was 18. I'm in a bad place mentally. Talk to me...
    Trillmatic Trillmatic 22-25, M 17 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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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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    I am an alcoholic. I have been drinking and called into work for 3 days. I've already been written up for it, I have such overwhelming guilt right now!!!! Help!!
    missy8080 missy8080 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 28

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    My Story (Warning this a very long post – not for the faint of heart) I have decided to put my AA story on this site; sharing my experience, strength and hope, so that I may help...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I Am Ashamed - I have tried hard to deny it, but I can't. I have a disease. It's called alcoholism. It has before and is destroying my life. I am married, but don't know for...
    PrayersforRain PrayersforRain 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    I had a major psychotic breakdown last night while I was drinking. You know, the ones when you call the suicide hotline. I'm not sure what compels me to drink so frequently. I can...
    ManfredKilljoy ManfredKilljoy 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    And a nursing student. I am in the middle of a clinical in a mental health facility where they treat mental illness as well as addictive disorders. While sitting in on a group I...
    EduardoDinero EduardoDinero 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Emotions And Sobriety - hi it beens two weeks since my last drink and today i feel like s...t my counsellor say that i'm doing good, with all that is going on in my life. i did...
    erfra7 erfra7 46-50, M 3 Responses May 27, 2013

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    2 1/2 Years So Far - That's how long I've been sober. Haven't been to an AA meeting for about 16 months - it's not for me. Just wanted to post and say hello to others with the same...
    Cloop Cloop 41-45, M 18 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    Still Battling It.... - I'm an alcoholic. That's a fact. I'd like to say a 'reformed' alcoholic, but are we ever ? I don't think so. I think once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic...
    cleozabu19 cleozabu19 26-30, F 83 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    How Did It Get To This Point? - Back when i was 16 or so getting a 12 pack and splitting it with a friend was great, but as the years passed the drinking got heavier i got dumber...
    sizzahands86 sizzahands86 26-30, M 9 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    I just signed in for a rehab in England, to start in 3 weeks. I will be there for a minimum of 12 to 18 months. It's completely free as it is a christian sponsored one. This is...
    Searching1n Searching1n 22-25, M 28 Responses Jan 6

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    When You Know You Can't Go Back Home - I turned 15 years old the month before the Thanksgiving Day of that year and had been living on the streets since the previous April when my...
    cmmacneil cmmacneil 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    I want to start a support network on EP for atheists in recovery or who want to quit drinking or other drugs of choice.
    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Ever Heard the Exspression "Drunk As Cooter Brown"? Well I'm His Great-grandson. -     My alcoholism is not the product of an alcoholic home as a child, or a single...
    LIttleRockLeo LIttleRockLeo 26-30, M 12 Responses Jul 3, 2007

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    Hi my name is sara and im an alcoholic. "I got my first taste of alcohol when I was a tot – my mum used to give me whisky or scotch in warm milk to help me sleep when i was in...
    stormykiwi stormykiwi 22-25, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Does Anxiety Cause Alcoholism? - Very common phrases you hear from Alcoholics are: "I can't get comfortable inside my own skin." "I just have a few drinks to relax." "After a...
    Michaeloff55 Michaeloff55 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    I drink do that I can forget about all the stress in my life so I just forget about it all I drink maybe daily sometimes I can't handle the stress so I use alcohol as a crutch I...
    lilylove123 lilylove123 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Scared Of The Stag Party - I've not been drinking... mostly... for around a year now. I've had a couple of slips - nothing that's lasted longer than a week. I find not drinking...
    Telepresent Telepresent 26-30 8 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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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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    The Legal Age For Drinking Is 18 Where I Live. - I could sit here and write about 'oh what a terrible childhood I had' and I would be telling the truth, but no I am going to...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 25 Responses Apr 11, 2007

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    Alcoholism Through The Years - I grew up drinking beers and with my family since about 10. I did not start drinking around -the -clock 1/2 gallons of liquor until I was about 18...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    I drink on Antabuse and it makes hangovers even worse
    missy8080 missy8080 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I’m Still sober… and the world Still spins In my last story I told how I received a call about another contract job the night before being fired by my present boss as he...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 27

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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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    My drinking had reached an all time high. Drinking puts everything I have at risk but I still continue to drown my sorrows away. I hate myself a hell of a lot and the only way I...
    JuniorsEyes JuniorsEyes 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    At a party for the first time since I got sober. I am only 17 days sober, and I think I might brake.
    Amidala97 Amidala97 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    All I ever want to do is drink. I'm shy unless I'm drunk. I'm depressed unless I'm drunk. I've gotten kicked out of high school, had many legal problems, and family problems...
    guitarmike guitarmike 22-25, M 8 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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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    Revelation - It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I figured out why I hate AA so much. I don't want to belong to a club, that would have me for a member.
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 27 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    I Am a Practicing Alcoholic - Well, not tonight anyways.  Hopefully not tomorrow night either.  I can't sleep tonight, one of the dreadful side affects of sobriety. ...
    dngrscrvs dngrscrvs 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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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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    How do you deal wit the emotional craving?
    learner80 learner80 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I've already been asked to drink 3 times this week, and all by people I enjoy spending time with. This is hard. I know that yes, I can have a glass of wine at home and stop...but I...
    EduardoDinero EduardoDinero 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Let's make this as short as possible.. I started drinking in High School, every other weekend, you know. Then I went off to college where I begin staying in the dorms. Of course...
    TopherWhite22 TopherWhite22 22-25, M 10 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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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 1 day ago

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    I tried to join AA, but I was so drunk I dialed AAA instead. So now whenever I crash my car on the way home from the bar I get great roadside assistance. But that's really only...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 15

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    7:50 PM Drank. 9:30 PM Drunk. - You know you are an alcoholic when: Under the influence of alcohol you ride your motorcycle through the dead of night.....to the tiny town of...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 6 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I stopped drinking 21 days ago. I'm. Dealing with the isolation by going to the gym, playing the guitar and cooking. I probably need to go back to AA for the community and support...
    Hereinalbany Hereinalbany 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Today marks 1 week sober. I knew all week I was going out Saturday night to a show I had a ticket for. I prepared myself mentally for not drinking. When I arrived I expected to see...
    Purpleviola Purpleviola 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Trouble Ahead - I take antabuse to stop me from drinking. It's worked for me for the last 17 months, it was my last resort and it worked. Snag is now my blood test has come back...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 16 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    at least not yet. i aspire to be one tho, just trying to get over that burning sensation going down. #nolie
    bam420 bam420 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    One Step At A Time - I know what its like to break the denial and admit your are an alcoholic after suffering this horrible disease for many years.  I suggest  you remind your...
    LUKEIT LUKEIT 41-45, M 5 Responses May 19, 2012

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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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    Confessions Of An Alcoholic - That last cup of poison made me disappear and the darkness took over. The hand reaches to the bottle and fills the cup the bottom of the glass seem...
    saramarie77 saramarie77 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I'm a few days away from going to inpatient treatment. I always thought I had it all together. I just got married have a husband that loves me and a great job. It's hard to fathom...
    vbear79 vbear79 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I Will Never Drink Again!! - Now that I have been diagnosed with Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer, the very thought of picking up a drink is repulsive. Why would I pick up poison...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 60 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    There are large blue Morpho butterflies everywhere in Costa Rica. The topside of their wings shimmer an iridescent blue (hence the name) when they fly. Very pretty. The funny thing...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 25

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