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I Struggle With Alcohol

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    Why I Practice Alcoholism

    I was sober in AA for 10 years. I went out. Sober 6 months. Then out. Sober for 2 years. Then out. Now I'm a practicing functional alcoholic. Here's the thing: When I am sober, I get super depressed because I spend all my time doing stuff for other people. Could I do stuff for...
    FullRyan FullRyan 36-40, M Jun 19, 2012

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    Its so easy to turn to alcohol

    when life gets too rough ... It's only a temporary solution but once that stage is done then u wake up with a mean hangover an full of regret from poor bad choices/actions one makes when under the influence I need help :(
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    One Drink. Always Ends Up...

    Never thought it took control of my life. Im a teenager. And i like to party alot. At first i hated alcohol!! I hated it!! And now like i only drank when my dad said it was okay, but i steal it from him now...it started at parties i would drink to much and pass out...than it...
    XxxLaurenBugXxx XxxLaurenBugXxx 13-15, F May 20, 2012

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    Drinking Is Ruining My Life

    I am 21 years old. I am an alcoholic. I started drinking at age 9, with sips of beer here and there. I got drunk the first time at age 12. I was in jail by 17 because of my drinking, and i also went to rehab the first time at age 17. I thought i know it all and could handle my...
    mememe200 mememe200 18-21 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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