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I Quit Drinking For a Month

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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 with out a drink then I caved on Holloween. I am a healthy 31 year old with two daughters and a great husband. The reason I want to do this is so I can save money and mainly just form different healthy...
    allisonlian allisonlian 31-35 Aug 10, 2010

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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 week and having glasses of wine with dinner inbetween that. I am hoping I will lose a bit of weight, save some...
    AnnieApple AnnieApple 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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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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    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 this week when I've awakened in the morning and can't remember the night before. I even went shopping and don't...
    Calypso12 Calypso12 41-45 1 Response May 30, 2009

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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 year, watching her diet and training to run a marathon. However, she very much wants a "six pack" and is convinced if she gave up the...
    Takala Takala 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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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 generous glasses a night Sat. & Sun. and 1-2 (often none) during the weekdays. My husband hates if I drink more than 1-2 and...
    kayla69 kayla69 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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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.  I absolutely love and look forward all day to cocktail time when we light the candles, throw a log on the fire and curl up on our respective sofa's for a nip and...
    irishdaughter111 irishdaughter111 66-70 Jan 12, 2011

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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 there almost daily just so I could have my 12 for that night. I tried to excuse by saying its no problem, I work everyday...
    scoobysmax scoobysmax 36-40, M Oct 17, 2011

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    And that was over 25 years ago.

    I knew I was loosing control over my drinking and decided to do something about it. A couple fo weeks before Labor Day, I decided I would quit drinking for one month and then limit myself to becoming a social drinker. About half-way through that 30 days, I determined that it...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 5 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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 (i started slightly before Lent) and i have 2 weeks left. I have been rather social and have continued to go out with my friends. Some...
    Karlam Karlam 26-30, F Mar 21, 2010

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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 alcohol per se but I miss the socializing that went with it. My husband is still a very social guy and goes out most days after work for a few beers...
    lincoln2009 lincoln2009 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2009

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    wise025 wise025 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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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 with and after dinner to the tune of 3-4 more generous glasses.  Generally I was drinking at least a bottle and a...
    pricemills pricemills 36-40 5 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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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 ashamed after a long night of drinking. I black out a lot and that scares me and my boyfriend. I am very sensitive to it for...
    mcm33 mcm33 22-25, F Dec 28, 2010

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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 time. 6 is a lot in one night for me now. However, I could drink several beers most nights of the week. The biggest concerns are money...
    gimmefive gimmefive 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    I just can't. Not anymore... I find it unbearably hard to stop thinking about my ex when i'm sober... I have just one drink and i relapse. No matter where i am or what i'm...
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    I was never really addicted but I had one cigarette. I quit while I was ahead.
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    Drinking and awake at a holiday park in the warm summers night this is the life esp since not too far away from the ocean or beach!!!!
    Kelloggz90 Kelloggz90 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    9 months ago, I fell in love with you. 6 months ago, you left me without a goodbye. 5 months ago, you went back to visit, yet I never chose to see you. 2 months ago, I saw you once...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    To succeed, you need to treat yourself with respect and admiration. To succeed, you need a high opinion of yourself.1. Every time you criticize yourself about something, add a...
    mikihtaus mikihtaus 18-21 3 days ago

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    I don't quite know How to say How I feel. Those three words Are said too much. They're not enough. I love the cover of this song by Sleeping at Last.
    theairisfullofspices theairisfullofspices 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I want to quit drinking, but it's such an ingrained part of my life I don't know how. I drink when I cook, relax, and when I'm bored. I drink to pass time and to forget. Lately I...
    mikal27775 mikal27775 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love drinking milk from men their juice after many loads i find the tastes vary in some and love each one love going and getting my thirst filled regularly
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 5 days ago

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    Love when she will wear this shirt out when we go drinking. (With pic)
    Wifefourfun Wifefourfun 51-55, M 25 Responses 6 days ago

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    One month off the cigs and I still have a cold
    TrySN TrySN 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    8 months since she broke up with me. 20 months we were together. 8 months we were engaged. I still can't get her out of my head. She has many issues. I will quite likely be better...
    ScottyB3389 ScottyB3389 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've been using the patch for 2 weeks and feel maybe I can be a success at quitting. I've tried the patch many times and once was a nonsmoker for 5 months. But I've smoked for so...
    Nikkisela Nikkisela 61-65, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I do not have a mentor now, but I have been mentored by a nice gentleman before. Here is my confession of what I have not done well when I receive my mentoring and hope this would...
    anthonyshorts anthonyshorts 36-40, M Jan 27

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    My dad left when I was around five, but even before then we didn't have a good relationship. He was always drinking, he was rarely around, and he didn't like me because I wasn't a...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F Jan 26

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    I am fine working at home and sitting long hours. Can't stand the office environment very well. It is the other people that drive me insane. Last job was 3+ years writing...
    bender898989 bender898989 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I'm really glad... my father has been the recipient of a miracle! He was, essentially, a person without any abilities; he was unable to move anything on his left side, from his...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 25

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    If you can successfully manage people, you get more done and do more good with a group than you can as an individual. You are paid well because you are valuable to your company or...
    mikihtaus mikihtaus 18-21 Jan 25

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    So I've started a new pair of socks. I'm currently on day 4, already really stinky.
    jackattack491 jackattack491 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I never imagined the turn of events my life would go thru 2015. I truly believe that my new years resolution , i had set for myself that year, might have trigger a ticking time...
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F Jan 24

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    bhyman2 bhyman2 41-45, M Jan 23

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    I quit 2 years ago after 22 years and could still light up now 😳
    kalido kalido 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I am 24 but always have to show my id (legal drinking age here is 16 for beer, 18 for liquors). someone once thought my older brother was my dad... but I hope for good genes :)
    ChilePatagonia ChilePatagonia 22-25, F Jan 21

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    So, I never quit. As the supply of wax dwindled into nothing, the less we wanted to quit, like we just didn't feel ready. Of course we have an excuse: stress. Both of us have been...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 20