I I'm Scared of Becoming An Alcoholic

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic.

    Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother Like Daughter". She's the reason Im scared of having children. I cannot treat them like she treats me. I just can't.
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    So Easy....

    There are times when I have gone out and got completely wasted, because I thought it would have been better than facing the situation. Dealing with something numb, at the time, felt like a great idea, but it only made the reality a million times worse. I have dealt with the more...
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    3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

    Insidious Drinking

    When I graduated from high school, I had hardly tasted alcohol. The most I had ever done was take small sips from my father's beer as a child, simply because I was curious; I found the flavor revolting and wondered how anyone could care for such a drink. I think the taboo my...
    CityGirl1990 CityGirl1990
    1 Response Apr 28, 2012

    Last night I got really drunk.

    I feel bad about it. My mum and my boyfriend are concerned about me. It has always been a fear of mine but recently, my drinking has been going down hill. I drink when I'm depressed and to forget my problems. I like the feeling of being drunk. It's more difficult now as I've...
    HealingRose HealingRose
    18-21, F
    Dec 9, 2013


    I'd like to be able to drink, but when I do drink a bit, that makes me want to do it every day. And instead of self hard I want to get drunk, and I did that for a bit, and it's not good. I don't drink at all now because I fear becoming an alcoholic. My father and grandfather are...
    lynnirose lynnirose
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    It's In My Blood.

    Out of caution, I don't drink. I went in phases, I'd never drink, then I would every night, then I wouldn't.... Now I'm back on not drinking. I never been actually completely pissed drunk, on purpose I haven't been, I know I can compose myself when intoxicated but I don't know...
    YesMonty YesMonty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2012

    I have bad depression

    and the whole side of my dads family have been alcoholics.... I don't wanna be drunk every day all day to deal with my depression
    BabyKyle14 BabyKyle14
    18-21, M
    Sep 24, 2015

    Like Father, Like Daughter.

     We can start with the fact that we all know that being a child of an alcoholic makes you more prone to alcoholism. I've been told this for as long as I can remember due to the fact that my dad is an alcoholic, my aunt is a recovering-alcoholic, my grandpa was an alcoholic...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jan 13, 2009

    I steal beer and drink out of depression

    even though I'm only 16 I find it as a competing mechanism although I get beaten by my stepdad when I am found wasted
    Sarahsworldofpain Sarahsworldofpain
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    I Want To Be Better Than I Am Right Now

    I think I have a drinking problem. I drink maybe once a month -- however, I'm a binge drinker. I will forget entire conversations. I think it is really scary. My dad had a drinking problem which I found out about recently. He barely drinks anymore but it always freaks out my...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer
    26-30, F
    Jul 24, 2013

    Alcohol and depression don't mix

    but it sure makes you feel good when you have a few drinks in me forget about everything. It's why I avoid drinking because I'm afraid I'll start to like the way I feel drunk and want to do it more and more often.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 2, 2015

    Is alcoholism hereditary?

    The trait seems to run in my family. Or is the trait that we do not like to deal with things, so we drink? I don't know. But I do use it as a coping tool sometimes.
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    3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    It Can't Just Be Me

      This is probably my greatest fear. I feel comfortable if I have control over as much of my daily world as possible and I don’t want any addictions to get a hold on me. That’s the theory. I’ve seen alcohol creeping up over the last year of two, like a...
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    5 Responses Jan 13, 2009
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