I Stopped Drinking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    11 Days!

    It has been 11 days since my last drink! I feel fantastic and am thinking so clearly. I have been so focused on losing weight that thoughts of wine right now make me gag because I know what I was doing to my body. I have lost 4 pounds in one week and can't wait to see where this...
    linda1567 linda1567
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013

    365 days sober, well 367 to be exact

    but I made it through my first year and then some, sober. I am dreading the upcoming Holiday parties that I will be attending, not because I am tempted to drink, but because I am still not comfortable being around it when I can't be doing it. I have accepted I can no longer...
    sober79 sober79
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

    Today's The Day

    After another humiliating angry drunken weekend i decided enough is enough. I have wanted to give up drinking for years as i am i nightmare of a drunk i dont seem 2 be able to handle it or say no. My father died right before my eyes 6 months ago and since then it has become a...
    robwalsh55 robwalsh55
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2012


    Maybe not everybody thinks this way but for me............. Alcohol in the dictionary ...the meaning should mean this..........Addictiive..............Gives false hope.............and most of all ....can take your life ..................  
    kumbiagrl28 kumbiagrl28
    31-35, F
    May 16, 2011

    8 Months

    Well almost i stopped some time in january 2009. I've never had a big drinking problem, a bit obinge drinking here and there. For a couple years it was a once a week thing. Before that it was a once a month thing. Despite that it was never an addiction for me i am happy to have...
    hawlemnyair hawlemnyair
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    The Hardist Boyfriend

    Alcohol has been the hardist boyfriend to kick out..........hes lied to me....took my money........and sent me to jail...Every weekend he would come in my life  and for four years he caused me drama......Not to long ago I kicked Mr vodka out..........Do i miss him?......never...
    kumbiagrl28 kumbiagrl28
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2011

    Stopped Drinking At Least For A While

    I stopped drinking as soon as I found out I was pregnant. My husband & I poured out all the liquor the other night.
    runws64 runws64
    31-35, F
    Aug 25, 2013

    Me Too...

    I'm  coming up on 18 months sober.  It's one of the best, but hardest things I've done.  Especially on nites like this when my mind won't shut off!!  But the benefits are worth it! Maybe we can help/encourage each other, huh?!Hugs
    SystrSpooky SystrSpooky
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 31, 2011

    Week One Done!

    I have a very addictive personality and wine has become my drink of choice. Last week I woke up with the worst hangover ever and decided that I would try to stop. So here I am a week later and not a drop to drink. I'm so proud of myself and am trying to incorporate a diet and...
    linda1567 linda1567
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2013

    Lost Weekends

    I too have a problem with alcohol that ONCE had me. After multiple hospital detoxes that were temporary fixes [good places to score women, though] I decided to Cowboy Up and stop. ON MY OWN. I don't like AA, have tried it, thank you, over a dozen groups and more "meetings...
    freeed freeed
    66-70, M
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    30 Days Sober!

    I am 30 days sober today and I have never felt better. I have never been good at drinking, but I enjoyed it immensely. The truth is, I know that nothing good ever happened after even just three beers. If I could have only stopped there!! I envy people who can. I have tried to...
    sober79 sober79
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    3 Months Sober

    Drank since I was 12, lost Lovers, Jobs, Friends, Dignity, Opportunities, put off doing things because I knew I was a drinker, made excuses to carry on even when it wasn't fun anymore. Used a bit of self hypnosis in October that worked fantastically! Confronted why I drank first...
    Murungu72 Murungu72
    1 Response Jan 1, 2013

    I know I shouldn't feel like a failure,

    because I'm not. I've come a really long way in life, and I might be young, but I have over come major obstacles in my life. But right now, at this moment, my actions I did two weeks ago make me feel like a failure. Let me explain; I'm a study aboard student and I'm currently in...
    foreverfree91 foreverfree91
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2014

    I Was Never More Than A Lightweight To Begin With.

    For me it was a spiritual thing. I grew up in the church, and it was a church where nobody thought anything of a little beer. In fact when I grew up it seemed strange to people when I refused a beer at a social event. Now my world has broadened. I'm still a Christian but I'm...
    kkfinejustfine kkfinejustfine
    31-35, F
    Sep 6, 2012

    I Stopped Drinking

    I stopped drinking,Wanna know why,Feel over,When that happens,You strike your head,While you're out,Drinking,No longer a problem!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 28, 2012

    Self Hypnosis Exercise That Helps

    I won't bore You with my story, and I take it You are looking at what makes You drink, so here is the tip. Find somewhere quiet every day for ten minutes, even if the only quiet You can get is walking to work, or walking around the block at lunch. Think of the last time You got...
    Murungu72 Murungu72
    Jan 2, 2013

    By Myself As Usual

    I stopped drinking 1 and a half years ago. No congratulations no recognition. I should have gone to aa but I didnt. Maybe I will but is it too late?
    notgoing notgoing
    7 Responses May 10, 2009

    I've Made A Complete Azz Outta Myself!

    I have woke up in strange places. I have embarrassed myself to no end talking wreck-less. Been arrested for doing dumb shyt. Don't talk about the weight gain--through the roof!!! Alcohol is my nemesis!!!!
    TrustNobody TrustNobody
    26-30, F
    Jan 15, 2010

    I have never written anything like before

    so I am sorry if it seems a little all over the place. I just need to get it all out. Not even sure how to start this, but here it goes... My name is Jessica & I am 31 years old. Been through alot of tragedy and lost in my life. Started out with a mother who struggled with...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    I'm Assuming It's An Effect of the Meds.

    I had been a heavy drinker for most of my adult life.  It had always been my escape.  I'd refer to drinking as "going to my happy place".  This year I started taking anti-depressants and without intending to I've gone off drinking.  I just don't feel...
    Dropbear Dropbear
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    Thinkin' Thinkin'...

    I'm now two months sober. :) YAY!
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Aug 2, 2009
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