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I Drink to Make the Pain Go Away

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 People

    I Always Say I'll Quit...

    But never do... :-( However I don't always drink to remove painful memories and such, at times it’s also for fun! When I’m hanging out the good friends, celebrating an accomplishment, after a good hard day’s work, you know stuff like that. It isn’t always...
    LordNothing LordNothing 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    Ok...

    So I don't drink because I never developed a taste for anything alcoholic. I don't smoke anything...not even the competition, and I don't do any drugs that haven't been prescribed by a physician. I used to eat a lot...then there was a period of time when I could put my face in...
    330GTC 330GTC 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    The Problem Is This...

    What happens when you reach a point where drinking actually even causes physical pains, let alone won't make pain go away? Then how do you make the pain go away? I wish I had an alternative for the members of this group but don't. This planet is a very ugly place for...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    I Thought It Would Help...

    As teenager, we are just learning things. Mostly we saw that whenever there's a pr0blem., people got drunk. When i was 17 then., i had my first break up., for that time, it was the painful situati0n i had encountered in my whole life. I ask my parents that i am going to a...
    Eemcee Eemcee 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    I Quit

    I stopped drinking last year. I was depressed and it was the only thing that I enjoyed. Is that even the right word? Even though it made things worse in actuality and I had several hangovers from hell, I just had to have my drink. Feeling numb was good and the days passed by like...
    ForestSong ForestSong 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2010

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    I Drink to Make It Go Away

    But tomorrow I will snap back to reality.
    morbidSin morbidSin 22-25 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    I started drinking ever sense I lost my sister

    I know it's not a healthy outlet but it helps me
    Sufferedloss Sufferedloss 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    It's All a Good Laugh.

    When I'm drunk, everything seems funny, rather than crap. If I could, I'd drink myself into a stupor every night, just so I wouldn't have to face the world.
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Pain All the Time But...

    but... i dont really drink alot because there is nothing strong enough in the house, i hate drama and i drank the first time my heart was broken. it made me feel better and just sometimes life brings me super down and i nned to relax, i dont get hammered. i just want to take some...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2009

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    Gothicemogirl Gothicemogirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    Yes I Am..

    Nobody in my real life knows this at all.  They thought I'm this quite, shy, morbid stupid girl that can't do such a thing. Well yea right.  What they don't is that I do. not just  a social drinker but a regular drunk. What the hell they care this makes me ...
    CallmeCamille CallmeCamille 66-70 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Helpless

    i was 16, my bestfriend and i had an argument during an eglish class. i began crying from the moment she yelled at me and as i walk home. everybody is looking that weirdo crying on the road.. ^^,   I'm afraid to lose her, 'cause she's a great friend. I tried to...
    MeglioBlue MeglioBlue 18-21, F Apr 27, 2010

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    The Clock Runs Slow

    Its a teribble habit. But since friends, counsellors and family have turned away, I've gone back to the one comfort that is there, and is consistant: alcohol. I drink crazy amounts of alcohol in short periods of time. What else do you do when your options run out? You're drunk...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    I'm Not An Alcoholic

    I've got a hole in the center of my chest that looks like a glass without a base. I've got demons buried under a pile of stakes and I stand guard with a bottle full of holy water that tastes a lot like vodka. Some people would say I have a problem, but, I'm not an...
    Shemovesme Shemovesme 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    I Don't See Myself As An Alcoholic.

    I'm usually a very up-beat and happy person, but when I'm not, I'm terribly depressed. I'm so bipolar, hah. Anyways, I refuse to take psychological medications for a number of different reasons, and nothing seems to make me feel as good as alcohol does. I don't drink it, and then...
    KatLeroux KatLeroux 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    I have felt the worst pain I've ever felt. How could this be more painful than anything else I've ever experienced in my life?.. More painful than my dad having a mini-stroke...
    MissNexp MissNexp 26-30, F May 10

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    I work hard all week and play just as hard. I don't shy away if a drink is handed to me. After the night I've had, you wouldn't either. Drink of choice The Duchesse
    courtney24850 courtney24850 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Once i was nodding off to sleep on the couch while my girlfriend and several of her girlfriends where having drinks in the kitchen. One of her girlfriends noticex and warned me not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11

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    would a woman lend her breast milk to another person to drink??
    vishalsmarty1984 vishalsmarty1984 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    I have been in severe, non stop pain since Thursday, i am not sure if it is a dead tooth, and/or an abscess, but nothing helps it, pain killers wear off quite quickly, quicker than...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    Last October I was Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog and I had my sister help me put on white and orange body paint on my chest and stomach. I wore orange shorts with two tails...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    There are things you just can't control, no matter how hard you want to. You see someone you love failing. You know someone is destroying themselves despite your best efforts...
    JustinTowne JustinTowne 56-60, M 1 Response May 2

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    When I was younger, my father would drink a lot. and normally with any person that drinks a lot have a certain characteristic about them... For him it was anger, out of control...
    zgirl694 zgirl694 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    Im addicted to zombies. I watch the walking dead too much. Sometimes I imagine that people are zombies then Id run away from them. I know thats immature but i just want to share...
    Macymax Macymax 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    i been in pain for the past 2 years mostly likely due to my car accident anyway i found out turmeric helps with inflammation i been taking it for a while and it sure does help...
    heavenlytouch heavenlytouch 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I want to run away so bad because I feel so trapped like every were I am at home at school at my family's house every hates me and nothing goes right it's ether run away or kill...
    briannacahill briannacahill 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    And I love it I love how painful it gets
    ILoveToBeTortured ILoveToBeTortured 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    There's this girlĀ  She's pretty,smart,funny,sweet,very caring;over all she's special with a huge heart But with all that she is... She hides a dark secret from the world... She's...
    Tiffany199221 Tiffany199221 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I broke my neck oh 28 years ago, in the years that followed I started being more and more uncomfortable. I have been diagnosed as a pain sufferer. It appears that when I broke my...
    bluezy261175 bluezy261175 36-40, M 2 Responses May 11

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    All the time I've been asking him to stop contacting me. Even though I was dying to see him , to talk to him. I was suggesting him to move away because I thought it was right. But...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F May 8

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    Who ever is reading my experience can feel and imagine the way Im hurt in your own situation. Yes, i was having a friend but i was seeing her more then a friend by which i used to...
    Abhishekabhi25 Abhishekabhi25 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I want to run away and start over.
    Imexhausted Imexhausted 22-25, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    At least my exam on Tuesday is in Atlanta. I need the alone time, the 4-hour drive getting there, the 2 days I will be there on my own, and the 4-hour drive back. Kinda helps...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    He is everything to me and I cannot see him in pain. We live apart and I cannot be there for him. If I were, I'd take him in my arms and let him know he's cared for. I can't make...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F May 5

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    I always know when my period comes because of the pain. It's pain that hurts but isn't at the stage where I'm thinking "I can't deal with this anymore". It's like an alarm clock...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 25

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    it makes me calm down, forget all my problems. i get really happy. i had stopped drinking for 2 yrs because the girl i was with didnt like me drinking and because i was becoming a...
    arias831 arias831 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6

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    drinking right now to numb myself from the pain
    ffgggggffc ffgggggffc 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Pain is nothing. Pain is a restraint that you can overcome. No matter what pain physical or emotional it will go away. Pain is terrible but will heal. Pain is an obstacle that can...
    Hispan Hispan 13-15, M Apr 24

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    I have a serious issue when I drink. I am 22 and have had this problem since I was 16. I never know or "feel" drunk until I am blacked out. I am always the girl to black out and...
    wisconsin93 wisconsin93 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    I want my angle to protect me forever To keep away those who want to hurt me physical and emotional I want my angle to be there when there's no more moonlight or sunlight I...
    Whatsername40921st Whatsername40921st 22-25, F Apr 24

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    There is this tight ball of pain, rolling around my insides. What it is made of, I can not entirely say. I have become too good at adding weight to that ball, increasing it's...
    SunAgain SunAgain 31-35, F Apr 30

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    I left someone who was not all that nice to me at times, but I had gotten used to his level of "niceness." I had gotten used to the fact that he like his dogs more than me. I did...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F May 11

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    Let me get straight to the point. Love is painful. It is no other way. It cannot be changed. It is pain in love. People turn the world upside down seeking for someone to love...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F May 2

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