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I Am Surrounded By Alcoholic Idiots

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    I Used to Be Surrounded By Alcoholic Idiots . . .

    But, I changed my whole lifestyle.  I divorced my alky husband, moved, changed my friends, learned to meditate, and several other things.  It took years but I'm happy that part of my life is over.  It was very stressful and chaotic. 
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    Safe Now

    I've now thrown them out of the house and made them go to the pub instead. I saw the warning signs and took precautions. They're now somewhere between my house and the pub, I've no idea whether they made it or not. But, I am safe from them!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    Super Strong (on the Outside)

    grand mother, father, brother,husband, and very close friend all alcoholics.why am i surrounded?In the passed few months I have thrown out my husband and my brother, and moved my 3 children.I also am no longer speaking to my friend. I know I have done the right thing but"god...
    stiffness stiffness 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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    Pretty Much.

    luckily I have my room to hide away in, with only a few periodic interruptions every once in a while.  As of now they've basically taken over the house...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    ...but I Love Them and I'm Trying Not to Be Judgmental...

    For years drinking was super fun.  We would all go out, get hammered beyond belief, act like freaking retards, cab it home in a haze, call each other in the morning to rehash the hilarity. It's not funny anymore.  It's not cute. We're too old to...
    sunnyday sunnyday 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2007

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    I saw a topic from 2011. I bet that women is not around. I'd like to hear from her now. LOTS OF PEOPLE SHARED about their experience with a spouse with an alcohol problem. Some...
    pigloverbrown pigloverbrown 56-60, F Feb 7

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    I don't even know where to begin with. My dad has been an alcoholic since him and my mother's whole entire marriage which I'd say, 27 years?I couldn't just imagine the pain my...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    My father died of alcoholism when I was 21, now just over 20 years ago. I was blessed in the fact that he quit on his own when I was a baby. He was sober most of my life and I...
    winnhasmyheart winnhasmyheart 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Best friend I've known since freshman in high school is an alcoholic. He's been in AA, got DUI, spent time in jail, and countless times in hospital for alcohol poisoning, injuries...
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    im 18 years old and my dad is an alcoholic. My mother has told me his drinking got a lot worse ever since i was born. My parents marriage is a joke to me since they both act like...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    This is the first place I have found where people's experiences sound even vaguely familiar.my dad just died a few days ago at 57. I ghink he had been an alcoholic since a very...
    hols84 hols84 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I been married to my husband for nine years hes been an alcoholic for five to six of those years and still is he cn be such a great person till night falls then the alcohol starts...
    tracye456 tracye456 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I am a mother of 2 beautiful children and unfortunately a wife of an alcoholic. I have about an ounce of hope left and I feel so lost. We have been married for 5 years and I no...
    TomasAva TomasAva 26-30, F Feb 24

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    I am not an alcoholic but I married a man who became one, we are no longer together but I am reading your stories to better understand what he is experiencing in hopes i will be...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F Feb 25

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    I 'am ,indeed an alcoholic.Started out as no big deal ,next thing i know things have gotten ,"out of control".I function ,don't drink in the morning or early afternoon,but i drink...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 44 Responses Feb 25

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    I feel like I'm in a constant battle with my alcoholic father. I'm 27, living on my own and far away from him. But I struggle with how to maintain communication with him that he so...
    nakiyame nakiyame 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Isn't this a story I'm a 55 year old mani started drinking at the age of 11 by 13 I was drinking regularly too often by 15 I could down a bottle of jack in three drinks I have been...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    It's already going to be one of those days. I'm only half through my shift and I am already pisssd. Just more fuel for a heavy workout tonight.
    ridge76 ridge76 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    ...because there is just no point.
    ravensabird ravensabird 22-25, F a week ago

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    I spent a half hour trying to get my sister to accept that she's not a main character (no idea why she would want to be a main character in my nightmare) before I gave up and...
    anonymus000 anonymus000 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Define fringe coverage... Tech explains to me (his second level support) fringe coverage. Basics -expected poor signal that can fluctuate depending on a number of variables...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been in recovery now for quite a few 24 hours. For the most part, I'm quite happy to be living sober. It's been very freeing. Some days are a struggle just like for anyone...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Death is a force in all lives. With no death, there is no life. With no life, there is no death. Yet some lives are touched on a much deeper level by death than others. Some lives...
    GalacticMind GalacticMind 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I've known my best friend for about 15 years. We've been through a lot together! I like to drink socially myself, but I try and limit it to the weekend, but I am very concerned...
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14 46-50, F Feb 8

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    I have decided. I want to fit my drinking around my life. Up til now, I've been fitting my life around my drinking.
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Dear alcohol and every pill I took, You almost ruined my life. You promised me happiness by agreeing to solve my problems. Instead, you created more and made me to where I couldn't...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F Feb 9

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    grace of the god and help of the AA i am sober today. thanks god thanks wonderful fellowship
    alpesh9690 alpesh9690 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Kami nahi hai kisi cheez ki magar, Akela beth ke roya hoon zaar zaar bohat..
    RUBY1717 RUBY1717 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've been noticing lately that all of the habits I have that have previously been thought to be unhealthy, have become healthy in recent years. I only wash my hair once a week. I...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I was researching alcoholism and came across this site. I married to a retired military man and he has severe PTSD and alcoholism. I feel like I'm slowly dying everyday. I kicked...
    stephanie42 stephanie42 41-45, F Feb 11

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    I find myself drinking during the day before noon. I'm scared to tell anyone.
    xx1KC1xx xx1KC1xx 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    Atleast 2-3. I am a very positive perosn but sometimes I think I too need someone to affirm my positive thoughts. I like to be around people who genuine with me. Most people with...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M Feb 12

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    I wish I had alcohol right now I don't want to even see I want it to be a black hole
    elizachloe06 elizachloe06 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    i want to stop drinking soooooo bad. im so tired of doing this. i want to be stronger and learn how to cope better. i dont want my child to grow up like this. i dont want my family...
    TommiStarr TommiStarr 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    The only reason my honest is considered mean or b!tchy is because you disagree with it. If it were at someone else's expense, or you agreed, it all of a sudden becomes funny. How...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I go out for an innocent drink....
    SatuSunshine SatuSunshine 26-30, F Feb 18

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    So. My estranged, psychically and emotionally abusive mother is dying of cancer. She got breast cancer in 2010 and blamed me for causing the stress which enhanced her chances of...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I met this guy on CL last summer and we took things pretty slow. He was transitioning to a new job and I had been trying to recover from being cheated on. We finally decided to...
    Niccitude Niccitude 36-40, F Feb 19

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    My dad was drunk and he was going to drive and I think I was going to let him. I hate myself so much but I'm sixteen and I'm afraid of drunk people. My sister and brother helped me...
    baabara baabara 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I was just in my mothers bathroom, looking for a cream with her. Then I spotted a glass of what looked like scotch and water. I picked it up and asked what it was and smelt it, "It...
    headachey headachey 22-25, F Feb 21

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    I am down to 6 units of alcohol per day, the depression doesn't go away, I sweat, get nervous and angry if I don't drink after 6 pm.
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I need to detox so bad, physically and mentally
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 24

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