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I Drink to Make the Pain Go Away

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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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    Gothicemogirl Gothicemogirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's fun and it takes the pain away. Or numbs it for a while I guess.
    xxRetroxx xxRetroxx 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm just pointing this out because I've heard a lot of people saying 'why would you drink alcohol if you don't like the taste?' Most people actually only drink it to get drunk...
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Two Fingers - Jake Bugg I drink to remember, I smoke to forget Some things to be proud of some stuff to regret Run down some dark alleys in my own head Something is changing...
    GoddessBluefox GoddessBluefox 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I'm shocked and traumatised by the treatment I had by the mental health professionals in Middlesbrough ... What happened to me was beyond my expectations and imaginations and I did...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just gaze into the mirror, staring back at my reflection. As I look into my eyes all I can see is hurt and pain, misery caused by myself and to myself, as if the life...
    lisa2047 lisa2047 13-15, F Mar 4

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    Not only is this a coincidence as my mother is an alcoholic but i physically can not drink. I do drink and have done in the past but i have been told i shouldn't. From suffering...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    OK! I know that being a diabetes i can find an easy way to let myself die easily. I know myself as can make it happen at some point when feel like there is no way out. I try to...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just don't seemthe point anymore, honestly. I turn into a different person when I drink, don't even get me started when you blank out from drinkimg too much. All it brings to...
    elenorr elenorr 18-21 1 Response Mar 1

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    Drinking alcohol and eating chocolate covered espresso beans makes me crave blood. I have low iron and more than one person have told me that people who are anemic crave blood. I...
    Ohmygosh1234 Ohmygosh1234 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I woke up this morning and felt almost 100% paralyzed. It took me like 5 minutes to finally move and get out of bed. I must've slept awkwardly on my neck or something but I'm in...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've gotten drunk one too many times. I take zoloft for depression and it conflicts with alcohol. So, not only do I become drunk really quickly, not only do I drink excessively...
    margaritalovesyou margaritalovesyou 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    drink is the best cure to pain
    cantpick cantpick 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    i sat outside for a little bit today to have a cigarette. it was the same place that i sat the night i took my grandfather to the hospital, after an argument of him not wanting...
    nadialje nadialje 22-25, F Mar 13

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    Some pain is natural, a part of life. In those cases our body has this inbuilt mechanism, adrenaline, endorphins that kick in and make us forget. Like childbirth. I dont remember...
    R0GUE R0GUE 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Actually I used to be quite evil, I hurt the ones who likes me/loves me to test them if their love is unconditional. If I see a couple happily in love and they don't understand my...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Whether it's with the eye I'm legally blind with, or the migraine headaches, the persistent back pain, or the pain in my feet from standing or walking for any length of time, I...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I think drinking beer is causing me to plateau with weight loss. I feel kind of lost, too. It makes me feel anxious and I have awful mood swings when I'm drinking. I think I should...
    klingesm klingesm 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I used to think my life was filled with pain. Once upon a time, I believed that all of my problems were going to kill me. The pain of heartbreak- my boyfriend falling for somebody...
    itsaggggthang itsaggggthang 26-30, F Mar 8

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    My life has sucked a bit, and as such I have had plenty of opportunity to try out the range of painkillers out there from paracetamol to morphine, and not one of them work on me at...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    “The Awe-Inspiring Rain”I woke up fresh that morning it was the ending of march already but the weather was really cold due to the rain that was bucketing the streets...
    Fairy232 Fairy232 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I had RF ablation yesterday on my neck and all I can say is wow. I had a meltdown in the office before we even started & probably should have just walked out. I felt all the...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I drink way too much wine and need to quit. I can drink a bottle and half 3 times a week. I want to quit. I know I must quit. I almost make it a week without but then I cave...
    Kylor51 Kylor51 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 28

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