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I Quit Drinking For a Month

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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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    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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    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    Subject: Detroit "Suburb" Dearborn, Michigan makes the news (This is from a fellow who says he lives and works in Dearborn!) Can't work in the school system front offices if...
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I just smoked my last cig. I just quit and I kinda feel like crying. I smoke when I'm lonely which has been a lot in the last year. I have always hated the way it makes me feel but...
    Gilliankay Gilliankay 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    It's just that everything happened so fast. I want to quit, work for a while, and see if I really want to be a lawyer. But everyone is against it. I don't know if no one can...
    northsky northsky 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I pretend it doesn't bother me-the months without something as innocent and comforting as a hug, or a genuine and tender touch. I pretend I haven't been crying for months when no...
    bellaenchant95 bellaenchant95 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    My story is of course about leaving behind love. However my story is pretty much the hardest thing I've ever done. I've turned to ep because I wanted to know what other people have...
    Gurl27 Gurl27 13-15, F Jul 12

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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My insurance will cover my psychiatrist bills. They've been giving him the runaround for months now and I just now found out about it. We cannot afford this as we are broke already...
    Britt25 Britt25 41-45, F Jul 5

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    I have never really been much of a drinker. I didn't have my first drink until I was 16 and I got a bit tipsy. Even at social events, I don't have an alcoholic beverage. I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 40 mins ago

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    people here are very good some come here to have fun with girls but seriously girls here are quite different and men here are very intelligent .and its been a month iv joined in...
    shekarleader shekarleader 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    This is like the most awkward situation I've ever been in my entire life to be quite honest.. anyways my mom has this friend who is married to a guy who has 2 daughters (9)(16...
    britay09 britay09 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Well I'm 32 years old and probably started drinking when I was 14-15. I grew up with my father being an alcoholic but a loving fully functioning one. I have associated most all Do...
    Blackgold32 Blackgold32 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My niece, Sarah is one of those people.I was so shocked when I got a call from my sister, Gemma's husband that she had arrived. On my birthday, none the less. And I was even more...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    I have twin girls born in 1988. My marriage was highly abusive and after 7 years I had to get out. I had custody until they were 13 then because of a comment that was disrespectful...
    trish03 trish03 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    I quit smoking by using champix in 2010 and lasted 10 months.... I was idiot enough to start again but this is now my 3rd attempt at quitting and today is day1 no smokes. Hint from...
    wishy77b wishy77b 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    My friends rejected me after I left the father of my child and stopped going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. When I was younger I had a drinking problem. I liked to drink so much...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 8

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    Drinking alone isn't bad. But a bit hard to play drinking games though .. What is your favorite drinking game or sexuall position??
    Darkpriest85 Darkpriest85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I need to stop drinking alcohol but am doubting my ability to do so. I feel I hit rock bottom three days ago when I drank one litre of vodka in an hour and a half and required an...
    alexismyth alexismyth 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Was out last night and had quite a lot to drink. Now it's the next day and I'm just at home, more or less recovered and I feel miserable. I hate this feeling.
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My life is quite itself, and it's comfortable by now. Or, at least it could be described as such. Though, whenever I sit alone, drinking my tea while looking at the scenery outside...
    umetate umetate 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I quit after switching to an eCig for a couple months. No cigs, real or electronic, for 18 months now - yes! I think about lighting up all the time but have managed not to. I...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm so horny right now I haven't gotten sexy in 3 months I willing to traveling the Bronx or life chat
    Dloveski Dloveski 36-40, M Jul 5

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    What can I say, I love drinking. I remember I used to be a drunk but I've straightened up. I like drinking moon shine, vodka, beer, margarita, and wine sometimes.
    ArielleLove ArielleLove 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I am a 49 year old woman and have had issues with alcohol since I was in my twenties. I have gone long periods without drinking but when I start again, it quickly spirals out of...
    Ysabel2 Ysabel2 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 11 years, married for 9. We have 3 children (elementary school age) and I've been a good wife. No, a GREAT wife. By his own admission. He...
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