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I Am Battling Alcoholism

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    Acceptance Is The Answer....

    My mom got sober when I was 16- oddly enough that was when my drinking got worse. By the time I was 19 I was a full blown alcoholic. My mom convinced me to go to an open meeting with her, she said "for support" and "to see where she came from"... Riiiiight! I came home from that...
    corra72910 corra72910 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    I Did Lose Everything

    I'm not sure when it happened but at some point, guided by what seems like a supernatural power, alcohol and cocaine became more important than my marriage, children and dignity.  My actions while under the influence can never be taken back.  I am in early recovery and...
    cautioussalvage cautioussalvage 31-35 2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Its A Everyday Battle

    , a loosing battle. Every morning I wake up saying I will not have a drink today, and every evening I end up drinking.. And in the evening I say to myself I will not drink tomorrow.. But this has been the story of my life for years now. Quite a few of my family members have been...
    Eddiecrow Eddiecrow 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Vicious Cycle

    My grandfather died from complications due to being an alcoholic. My mother said he would drink morning to night. He would abuse animals and my Mother and her brothers and sisters, including sexual rape. He would pass out with a bottle in his hand. I have been a heavy drinker for...
    GenieDanielle GenieDanielle 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I Am An Alcoholic But Dont Want to Go to Aa

    I am battling alcoholism right now but can't get myself to go to the meetings.  I am here hoping to make friends online that share my problem so that we can help eachother
    addict1973 addict1973 31-35, F 14 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    Really Want To Stop

    I am 26 yrs old and have been drinking since i was 18 but didnt really start getting out of controll till bout 4 years ago. I am not a daily drinker cuz of my workschedule. But on my days off i drink from the time i get up to i pass out. I have tore my family apart because i get...
    b687 b687 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    The Maddness Stops Now

    This is going to be a new and much better for me. I'm 28 and have been an alcoholic for a little over 5 years. 5 destructive and very painful years. I've humiliated myself countless time. I've injured my self too many times to count...its recently gotten worse. I've lied and...
    apachetears apachetears 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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    In Memory Of ?

      My drinking began at thirteen,i remember some-one saying way back then i would become an alcholic.I always had a relationship with the bottle,but as my kids grew older and less dependant on me i drank more.I remarried five years ago and for the first time in my life,i had...
    kittywake kittywake 51-55, F 10 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    Is Staying Sober Forever Impossible?

    After reading a novel about addiction it dawned on me why it’s so difficult to get free from any addiction, be it alcohol, pills (benzodiazepins), pain killers, or narcotics.Ironically addicts (including alcoholics) do not use a substance to get high. They use it to get normal...
    chloral chloral 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    I Need Help

    i am battling alcoholism i really want to stop but i find it hard. when ever i feel low i think drink will help but it wont it just maked it harder for me.
    needhelp20 needhelp20 19-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    Hi

    I had about 13 months sobriety and relapsed a few months ago.  Since then I have been unable to get more then like 8 or 9 days sober.  I'm ruining my life(again) and nothing seems to be working.  I was going to AA meetings everyday and drinking at night, then...
    Justin9976 Justin9976 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Help Me God If There Is A God

    there are days i am fine. all is dandy and nothing can put me down. but other days i wish i was dead so i could be done with this world. nothing in my life is so terrible of course we all havve demons myself included by why oh why cant i stop drinking? one beer is never enough...
    lunaluv lunaluv 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2010

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    Cant Stop

    I guess you can call me a binge drinker. I'll go a awhile and have a drink then I have to have more, more with my friends. Don't want to stop until the effect has worn off and I am feeling miserable , a broken piece of a person. Why couldn't have just the glass of wine? Why the...
    athenagirl athenagirl 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2010

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    Binge Drinking

    I started drinking right before I turned 21. It has been a downhill ride from there and would like desperately to stop. It has caused a great deal of pain for me and my loved ones.  It is easy for me to convince myself that I have no problem, I am a binge drinker. I can go...
    ihatescrewtape ihatescrewtape 26-30 3 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    6 years ago I admitted I was alcoholic.

    I do believe that I am, I have the allergy coupled with the obsession. Ever since I started to try and recover through the 12 steps it has been recovery or drink. It is really frustrating I sober up for periods of time by working with other alcoholics to help solve our common...
    selfwillrunriot selfwillrunriot 31-35, M Mar 30

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    Dogma And The Newcomer

    AA Dogma and the NewcomerI will always have an affectionate affinity towards AA. AA feels homey; tolerant . . . It reminds me of my own big, happy dysfunctional family.   In meetings, low-bottom drunks or angry people are perennially spouting off and the offenders are usually...
    mariaweeks mariaweeks 46-50, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    One Step Away

    I'm 24 years old and I'm nearly an alcoholic. I can feel it grabbing hold of me and not letting go. One sip and I get carried away until I pass out. When I take that first drop my body craves more and more, but up until 8pm I can go the entire day without a drop, but around 8...
    SadRanger SadRanger 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    Hey there! Check out my drunkablog.

    Stay safe and sober! Best wishes, Spin.Sorry. Can't seem to make this link work. But, here it is. Thanks.http://spindabottle.blogs.experienceproject.com/742499.html
    spindabottle spindabottle 36-40 1 Response Jan 20

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    Battle With Alcoholism

    What a jouney this has been.  I stayed drunk on a daily basis for about 20 years. I felt so alone all the time y'no never a part of anything. I became suicidal but never wanted to look at the drinking because it was a way of life, the only way I knew.  In my...
    chelled chelled 36-40 4 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    I Have Finally Admitted and Accepted My Disease.

    I came from an alcoholic background and i always was terrified of the fact that i too would get this disease.  I guess i always knew that i had it, i just could never admit it. I started drinking at 11, was getting black outs and drinking myself into oblivion at 13. ...
    Angeleyes777 Angeleyes777 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Why Can't I Just Stop

    Hi all i am 23 years old and can't stop drinking it started when I was 18 and haven't stopped since i have recently managed to stop using drugs but can't escape my drinking habits. I drink everyday usually spirits followed by pints when my cash is low. I drink before i leave my...
    Nomoreblank Nomoreblank 22-25 2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    Addicted to alcohol for the last 7 years.

    Binge drinker. Finish a pint of vodka in 10 to 20 minutes. Used it as sleep med. Can't have alcohol in the house. Burned too many bridges. Been out of work for the past 2 years because of my own choice to isolate myself. Been unable to function socially. Bi-polar. Mood swings...
    bent2 bent2 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I want to work a 12 step program

    but I fear I am constitutionally incapable of being honest with myself.......I am blocked from prayer by some of my favorite defects.....all the while my soul craves to feel good and again I choose the bottle
    selfwillrunriot selfwillrunriot 31-35, M Apr 1

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    Medical Treatment, The Only Way Out

    I am 35 and have been drinking heavily for 8 years. I have tried hard to quit only to drink more and more. I admit that alcoholism is a desease and need to be treated medically. I recently came across a treatment method which was discovered by Dr. Wilfred Packard Bonin in US. I...
    pilottz pilottz 31-35 Apr 7, 2011

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    I Am Scared

    I really am scared. I grew up with alcoholism all around me.  I started drinking at the ripe old age of 14 thinking that was the norm.  My alcoholic uncle actually encouraged it and would buy the beer.  One day, at 23, I woke up outdoors behind a rental cabin soaked in urine...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    I've been sober for fourteen months now

    and the last three months have been terrible. I've slowly started coss addicting to sex( read my sugar daddy chronicles) and the urge to have a drink when I'm with one of these one night stands is getting stronger. Worse, one of my sugar babies is addicted to weed, and when I'm...
    Sugarman245 Sugarman245 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    My Ambivalence Towards Aa

    You know, I go back and forth about AA. I remember a quote from Ghandi: "I love your Christ, I don't like your Christians." Ditto, AA. I love the program, but I'm not really crazy about some of the old timers. I think the program is practically unassailable in so many ways. There...
    mariaweeks mariaweeks 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    I Go to Aa For Help

    I battle alcoholism, it nearly ruined my life, but I go to AA now, and it is changing my life!  I look forward to the meetings and i have 6 months sober!
    cowgirl67 cowgirl67 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    I come from a family with a history of alcoholism. My father in particular, drinks frequently. I don't try to stop though. He has had a bad life and I know he doesn't know another...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    It's not one of the easiest things to deal with. Many of you may understand while the rest of you judge. Stopping isn't a choice we can make instantly. It's an addiction, a drive...
    Rishay Rishay 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    From an early age I can always remember my mum drinking, I remember that horrible smell of stale alcohol and cigarettes on her. As I got older it got harder for me because I felt I...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    I have been having a hard time lately. I don't know how to talk about my feelings anymore, not that I have too many "friends" willing to listen to them nowadays anyway. I drink...
    Dreamer456777 Dreamer456777 18-21, F Jul 1

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    I went to my first AA meeting. One day sober. It may not seem like a lot but one day at a time. I may not have liked it when my friends intervened but I'm glad they did because I...
    Ninja20 Ninja20 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I can't remember when I started cutting all I know is it was the summer after 8th grade. It was probably from my parents fighting non stop. I know I blamed myself and I felt like...
    Invisiblegirl07 Invisiblegirl07 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    The first time I cut I was about 7/8 years old, I saw it on tv and thought it could make all my problems disappear. In the end I got yelled at for it. I didn't do it again till 2...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I cut myself on an hourly basis
    jvenables jvenables 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I don't cut or do anything physical because I don't like pain... but self harm isn't just physical. Mentally, I call myself a loser, disappointment, worthless, evil... and there...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F Jun 26

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    I cut again. On my hip. How did this become my life? How did this become my escape?
    foreverandalwaysgoodbye foreverandalwaysgoodbye 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    Cutting has ruined my life but has saved me in so many ways, I was told my grandma died today and now my arm is full of blood so is the sink, I went so long without cutting, help...
    emma760 emma760 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    No matter how much medication I am on I can't seem to shake OCD, I have had it ever since I was little and have grown up with it and I think it might be part of me. I am not sure...
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I haven't cut in six weeks. Today I cut my hand on a fish tank. It was an accident, but I enjoyed seeing the blood and I enjoy poking it to make it hurt.
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I managed to beat part of my anxiety and went swimming! But why do I not feel like I have accomplished something?
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F Jun 30

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    I'm just a worthless piece of shitt taken up space on earth I don't even know what to do with myself anymore ..
    Thatonegirl100 Thatonegirl100 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I have thought I had OCD since I first heard of it! I recognized the symptoms as my own and finally had a name of something I didn't understand. I saw several shrinks who diagnosed...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Everyday my mind is filled with thoughts that torture me. No matter how much I try to stop them they always come back.
    Kimmandra6918 Kimmandra6918 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Why does OCD have to corrupt our minds and make us do what it wants? When I was diagnosed I didn't know what it was, I didn't think it was a problem and didn't...
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F Jul 4

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    Funny thing is , I'll hurt more if I let go than if I stay . That a sign that I'm not ready to give up ? I'm hurting myself being in love. He's my heart. Can anyone describe it...
    AliForever AliForever 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I've been clean for a month now from cutting and I am so proud of myself for making it this far but I really miss the feeling I get when I cut, I miss seeing the blood. I've been...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I want to cut really bad right now.....
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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