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I Quit Drinking For a Month

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 28 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30, 2014

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

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    Got a new set of meds for my allergies. . . Keeping my fingers crossed that tonight will be the night i get 8hours of sleep. . . Am hoping;) . . . Had a cup of tea with Soy milk...
    MissGotHerGroove MissGotHerGroove 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It has been about a year since my last cigarette. While the struggle has gotten easier, the urge never really seems to go away. The good news is most of my friends also quit...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    All I ever knew was smoking, since I was raised by a smoker and I started myself when I was 12 years old. Back then, people didn't care about smoking around kids. It was the time...
    SicklySweetOne SicklySweetOne 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm a friendly person by nature and quite a sensitive person and I try to understand other people, some I do and some I don't, but I try. People at times mistake my friendliness as...
    thehumanhologramm thehumanhologramm 36-40, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    four) Yogurt cups of all measurements with lids on them turn into new storage containers. I utilize the larger sized kinds for leftover soups and stews. The lesser ones become new...
    Michael1852iii0 Michael1852iii0 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    so I was drinking my wine . parents allowed it . then mum takes my wine and splits it with dad. and gave me the glass . I was like really !?. it only has a sip
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    God I miss it. It's been a couple months though. all done with it
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    i went to the bar the other night and got so wasted i only remember bits and pieces. i become a terrible person and everything in my life goes wrong when i start up again. i went...
    alliekoo alliekoo 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I quit! It's been 1 year, 1 month, 19 days, 21 hours and 2 minutes since my last cigarette, I have not smoked 8,317 cigarettes and 66.5403 g of tar.
    rashedv rashedv 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    William4174qpo2 William4174qpo2 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    More than 2 months - No alcohol or cigarettes. There were days I was holding a knife to cut my wrist off. But I'm happy I'm not drinking.. Love you mo.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    One day, an Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman walked into a pub together. They each bought a pint of beer. Just as they were about to enjoy their creamy beverage, three...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm drinking beer and tequila backers. heads up
    Imhungrytoo Imhungrytoo 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    With infinite number of awesome apps doing the rounds, it is quite difficult to convince users to download an app. Instead of working towards a paid app, it is a good idea to work...
    desktopads desktopads 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    After 508 days sober, I started drinking again last night. Before you judge me, let me say that I went to rehab last year for cocaine and heroin addiction. Alcohol was never my...
    PaulaDancer PaulaDancer 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    June 13th I quit, here I am doing a lot better and enjoying things in life a little more. Not gonna lie, I still think about a cold beer every few hours.
    AgainstRobots AgainstRobots 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I did get my revenge. I picked at them here and there whenever and wherever I could. It amounted. It never felt like enough, though. I felt like I was never fully compensated. I...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    This was written by a friend. Thank you Indigo Sigh. As always you nailed it. By Indigo Sigh 1) Why don’t you tell me about it? I dislike this because he does it in such a...
    enchantress4ever2 enchantress4ever2 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been smoking cigarettes for 10 years now and I really want to quit but every time I do, there's always something there to remind me why I smoke. Silly excuses really. Feeling...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Secret: I force it when I get too dizzy so I don't blackout
    crystallinelina crystallinelina 18-21, F a week ago

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    Dear Me When you ever think of QUIT, think of your mother and your father and your innocence siblings. YOU CANNOT QUIT. Not even A THOUGHT. Don't. It's hard to go on. But...
    Quaenie Quaenie 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think once you have been married for 20+ years, you expect that the relationship is going to make it, even if it isn't perfect. I met my ex when I was 20 in FL, we were both...
    RJWLAW48 RJWLAW48 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I made a vanilla lavender lager. Smells amazing and is perfect for a summer evening.
    hikehard hikehard 26-30, M Jun 21

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