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I Quit Drinking For a Month

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    Well, I'm Back Baby....day One All Over Again. - I lasted 4 days last time.  I hope I can do better starting today.
    irishdaughter111 irishdaughter111 66-70 1 Response Jan 28, 2011

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    Didn't Think I Could! - During Christmas, I decided to try and not drink for a month and I figured the 1st month of the new year would be a good time. I usually drink about 3-4...
    kayla69 kayla69 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    Birthday Present To Self, I'm Starting Out With Not Drinking For A Month Hoping To Go A Full Year!! - Well here I go again I tryed this last year when I turned 31 made it 3 months...
    allisonlian allisonlian 31-35 1 Response Aug 10, 2010

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    June Is My Month -  I was able to not drink for about a week when I started a new fitness program but now I am back to square one. I've been frightened a couple of times...
    Calypso12 Calypso12 41-45 1 Response May 30, 2009

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    Sober November - I am not drinking for November. A lot of it is to save money for a house deposit but I also know I drink far too much. I was getting drunk 2-3 times a...
    AnnieApple AnnieApple 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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    I'm Determined - I decided to quit drinking for the month of Sept.  My norm was-3-4 generous glasses of white wine during happy hour and cooking process, and then red wine...
    pricemills pricemills 36-40 5 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    Alcohol: To Be Or Not To Be??!! - I decided to use Lent this year as a reason to give up alcohol. I am not extremely religious but i do have my faith. Today it has been 5 weeks...
    Karlam Karlam 26-30, F Mar 21, 2010

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    Can I Stop Drinking For A Month? - I would like to quit drinking for a month. In fact, I promised my daugther I would. She has gotten quite health concsious (sp?) over the last...
    Takala Takala 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2010

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    Its Me Or The Beer - My dad was a major alcholic, so yes of course I grew to be the same. I was up to a 12 pack a day. I can remember asking my boss for $10.00 here and $20.00...
    scoobysmax scoobysmax 36-40, M Oct 17, 2011

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    I Quit Drinking For Six Weeks. Now What? - I started my six weeks of not drinking on September 15, 2009.  Tommorrow is Day One of Week Three.  I haven't missed the...
    lincoln2009 lincoln2009 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2009

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    Daily drinker wishes to stop this habit for at least a month - "Semi retired runner/writer/reader/movie going woman seeks peace of mind by giving up booze." That sums up my story...
    irishdaughter111 irishdaughter111 66-70 Jan 12, 2011

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    I Would Like To Quit For A Month..... - Hi. I was able to quit drinking for a few weeks, but I restarted. I'd like to quit for a month starting today. I don't drink a lot at one...
    gimmefive gimmefive 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    Quitting Until Feb 1 - Hello. I'm a 22 year old girl who has been drinking several times a week since I was about 16. It affects me more than most people and I feel guilty and...
    mcm33 mcm33 22-25, F Dec 28, 2010

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    ok... I quit. I decided, I quit drinking. This year has begun in such a bad way. Maybe is the reason because I'm drinking that much, but the problem is that I don't know. I don't...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    today is one of those days... I've been drinking all day yesterday, party, friends, girls... but today.. oh my God I feel like ****. I left my car near my house because I was too...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I feel sick. I've been drinking these last 2 days, with friends. 2 years ago I had a problem with alcohol and EP helped me to reset myself. I'm good to get back on the right road...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I quit about a month ago before I went on vaca.. I feel great.. Cigarettes don't control me anymore.. Of course I'm craving them like mad! I'm very proud of myself :)
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 23 Responses Mar 23

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    Chapter 7 - The Mental/Fatal BlowLate in October of 1994 I was at our local American Legion to give blood as an annual civic duty. (sometimes biannual)I always felt super good...
    Batboy69 Batboy69 56-60, M Mar 19

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    I quit smoking, for the umpteenth time, last June. I used to crave cigarettes. I saw two girls outside of Einstein's bagels yesterday; they were smoking. At that moment it...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    In the lateness of the hour I breathe melodies to life. Till my soul's soothed by the music that the herb could not suffice. My sanctuary, my prison, my haven, and my cell. Forever...
    summerdaniella summerdaniella 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I am very open with who I am and I never hesitate to reach out to people but quite honestly for once in my life I'd like someone to just stay for once. It's nice to hear how much...
    AricDaTurtle AricDaTurtle 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I feel like I already have him, but he doesn't feel the same. For MONTHS I have tried and tried and tried to forget about him and NOTHING has worked. :'(
    SammyBurke SammyBurke 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    10 days to quit nicotine. This time its gonna happen. God Love You.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Seems strange to want to quit something I'm so good at.... But I'm back into the drinking, more than I should be. I own a small business and have a stressful life.... Beer is not...
    Crosby43 Crosby43 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Venting to set myself free... Dear Soon-to-be Ex... As the divorce you have wanted so badly the last 17 months is near, I am writing this in order to let you go. To stop...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    My fight against drinking is going fine, I've been in 5 bars during the week-end without drinking a drop of beer. I know I will taste it again, because I am not addicted to it, and...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Who I used to be was an idiot. DWI at 20 and my first minor consumption a few months after. Quite a few stories about running from the police too. ;) I would go back and do it all...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F Mar 19

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    i drANK once from drinking beer,not my idea,my brother and his friends got me lit up,playing coin toss,of coarse i missed all the shots,im a girl,so i had to drink alllllll of them...
    debra15 debra15 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I need help please. My boyfriend and I live 10, 000 miles apart. We have only been together for seven months and know each other for a year. But I am sure that I want to go the...
    stef338422 stef338422 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I vomited at a party from drinking. Then I went to my truck brushed my teeth and went back to drinking while my friends were chanting "party legend!" Then I vomited again shortly...
    FullofFood FullofFood 16-17, M Mar 23

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    Last night I was stupid, I was upset, and I was hurting, and I thought the best thing to do, to take away the pain was to drink 1/2 bottle of Vodka. Needless to say, today I feel...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Quit Smoking Day 5 : Just Woke Up and feeling so lazy. One thing know i have learnt in the past 1 year and 9 months of teyjng to quit smoking and failing every time that the only...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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    My husband and I were working and everything was great. Then one day my mom had breast cancer and she had allzheimers but it wasn't bad. But when she started chemo the allzheimers...
    cyrak cyrak 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    I tell you it wasn't easy.. I was in therapy and those were the hardest 6 months of my life, but I managed to quit. Those were times I am not proud of and still sometimes I feel...
    misterweirdo misterweirdo 22-25, M Mar 30

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    This time I exceeded the limits. Not about crazy or bad stuff or too much alcohol but few boozes in few weeks.. it's time to stop. During these bad times I realize I don't do...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Whenever I drink I just have such a fun time. Lately I've been drinking more one because it's just a great time with great people and two because it makes all my anxiety symptoms...
    DeliriousAquarius DeliriousAquarius 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    My head hurts. I'm gonna stop drinking from tomorrow. Lol.
    Vigilant6007 Vigilant6007 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I didn't exactly quit, I went down the part-time; now I'm feeling an emptiness. Wondering if I made a good decision for myself. Am 30 years old, and the job was good for my career...
    Kathyis30 Kathyis30 26-30, F Apr 7

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    After months of looking for a job, I’ve recently settled for a minimum wage thing in a popular “Family Restaurant” that specializes in pizza and Italian food. I won’t name...
    JennyFilth JennyFilth 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think I'm growing addicted to gambling. I only tend to gamble online and have only betted at the shops twice and can't see it becoming much of a habit. I bet on football games as...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Day three on my "Break". I don't know if anyone really reads this, but putting it in print helps me stick to the plan. No more drinking... Not for a long while.
    Crosby43 Crosby43 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 3

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    I want to live my life just like this week-end: free. Free from my mind, away from the bar, far away from that world that tells me that I have to meet girls in a bar drinking...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    As from today I am giving up cigarettes and alcohol. Others can do as they please but not in my flat. I will continue to eat and drink other liquids. I'm 47 and it sounds like a...
    shy51ne shy51ne 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I went from a pack a day to cold turkey. finally I'm done with that nasty habit! 7 months and it feels so good to breathe, I can run again, exercising doesn't feel so much like a...
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    After 7 months of struggle staying clean, I finally gave in, to that husky voice of temptation asking me to smoke again, to that delicate cylinder container that housed a dose of...
    SinisterSmile SinisterSmile 22-25 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    DON'T QUIT When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road your trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile but you...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Im tired. Im madly in love with my little boy so I dont want to give my life up just yet. I just want an honest break from life. I feel like my mind runs for so long that I cant...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F Mar 29

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    I pose nude for drawing, painting and sculpting classes at several local colleges. I think a lot of people think it is sexual and I assure you it is not. I did get aroused the...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M Apr 6

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    Finally I Quit Smoking Today... I would not like to use the word "again" this time because now i have experienced that i am not doing anything its My God My Higher Power that is...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M a week ago

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    About 8 years ago, my mother went on a buisness trip for a four day weekend. She had one of her close friends Ann (30) babysit me for the weekend. Weirldly enough, she had a tthree...
    uncluckyguy44 uncluckyguy44 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20