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I Want to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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    Its A New Day

    Ok so I have just missed a day and half from work because of the drinking. I've actually had enough. My belly is jiggling in a way it never has, I have dull grey skin and just have generally no oomph about me. Enough is enough. I was once a very pretty, slim vivacious girl. Now...
    Loubear466 Loubear466 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Been trying not to drink

    for months, things just keep getting worse every day I drink I understand it's the drinking but I just want to escape
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I made it to rehab, it's a 30 day program it's

    strange that I get to keep my phone just can't have it in groups. Still feel like **** and depressed but I hope this experience will help
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    Hoping to Hope

    I want to stop drinking alcohol. I've been a heavy...very heavy...drinker for more than 30 years. I know it's killing me. Recent medical tests say so. My own body says so. But I haven't found a treatment program that does anything but make me want to drink more. For me, AA is...
    Caughtinthetwister Caughtinthetwister 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    Day - 3 Today was very stressful.

    Yet didn't drink, didn't smoke. Feeling very alive.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I need to stop drinking.

    Starting today. I always get in trouble or something bad happens. The next day my mental state is brutal. I can't cope with those feelings anymore. Goodbye alcohol.
    Chelyngra Chelyngra 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Its my first day off the alcohol.

    I don't think I'm a alcoholic but I have alcohol problems. Getting drunk has led me to wasting money doing drugs and being a person I don't like. There are beers in my fridge right now and I would like a can, however, I've so far resisted the urge. I hope my will power holds out...
    Toon009 Toon009 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    The Disease From Hell

    Ok so you don't believe in the supernatural. I wouldn't either unless I had experienced it first hand. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. No one ever sets out to become an alcoholic. It is a gradual progression you don't see until its too late. I started...
    thegodchick thegodchick 36-40, F 10 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Pretty decent test tonight.

    Some friends wanted me to meet them at the bar to hang out. I went and stayed for about an hour. The only thing I ordered was a burger and a bottle of water. When I ordered a bottle of water when I sat at the bar I got a few strange looks. Someone even asked me if I quit...
    Smittysmit123 Smittysmit123 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Wake Up

    you don't wear the look of alcohol in your early 20's but rest assured you will. your face and body start to bloat. your face turns red. capillaries break like spider veins around your nose. your feet swell and your toenails get soft and the skin on your feet peels off. then you...
    thegodchick thegodchick 36-40, F 5 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Bubye...

    after smoking, drugs, and weed.. here come the time to say good bye to alcohol
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    I am happy to say that I haven't had a drink in

    about two months but I use other substances. Alcohol makes me depressed right away.
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F Jun 12

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    Never drinking again!

    !!! Well I probably am ...but this sucks!!!!
    rittybit rittybit 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I gave up last night.

    I was sober for 109 days. I have disappointed everyone including myself. It sucks, I have to start again. Quitting alcohol.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 9

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    It's been many days since I had my last drink

    and cigarette. I hope I can continue this further. Feeling low since few days but I'm being strong emotionally. I have control over myself. I just hope I won't lose myself because of few bad days. It's been hard but I'm happy with what I've achieved so far.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    The Substance That Owned Me

    I could never have imagined as a young girl the horror that was to become my life. How alcohol would own me, consume my life and destroy me. The lengths i would go to to conseal my sickness and obtain my poison showed no mercy. You don't even see it intil its too late. What...
    thegodchick thegodchick 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    I'm going to try to stop drinking again ,

    I have not had much luck lately but it's life or death at this point. Day 1
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    yesterday was my last day drinking.

    wish me luck. my psychiatrist has me on meds for my mood. I have something else to calm me at night. I joined the YMCA. ...praying to God that I change
    SocialBee78 SocialBee78 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I am abstaining from alcohol

    for one month, maybe longer. I occasionally binge drink which is really depressing. I hate that feeling, wanna ditch it forever.
    Bakken71 Bakken71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 12

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    I really need to stop drinking.

    it is starting to affect my personal and professional life. why can't I stop when I KNOW it only brings negativity to my life?
    twotoned twotoned 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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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 two months without it and my life was starting to come together. but after one night only having a few beers those few beers a week...
    alliekoo alliekoo 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Day 2 - Didn't drink

    and smoke. Next update after 5 days : )
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    I love to drink, but I drink too much.

    I don't know when I went to bed the last time completely sober. I'm a daily drinker, wine and beer. But now I decided I want to take a ‘break’ from booze. I grew up surrounded by a family who drank alcohol - some were moderate drinkers while others were full blown alcoholics...
    itsmemm itsmemm 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Six weeks and 3 days.

    Another mile stone for me. Lots of strange emotions super super highs where I love the world and lows being super tired. But it's been good. Establishing new healthy hobbies and habits. Vein patient. Amazing that good things happen all the time. Instead of bad things always...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F Jun 7, 2014

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    7 p. m. and I'm still feeling hungover from

    vodka last night. This has been the one of the worse ones EVER. But I'm making it through my workday. I can't do this anymore.
    BlackSheep613 BlackSheep613 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Day 2 - Didn't drink,

    didn't smoke.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know how it started,

    but nowadays I find myself buying and consuming a bottle of wine. I love being drunk; alcohol helps me forget about my problems or at least not be upset or tormented by them. I know I should stop, it's not healthy, and all the calories aren't going to do me any good, but it's...
    princessfenty princessfenty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    but recently I feel more

    and more attracted to liquor shops.... it's what's on my mind all the time. I want to drown myself in drinking until I remember no more. but I won't do it. I will keep my promises.
    nealbrute nealbrute 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Day 29 of pure sobriety,

    it is awesome!!! not saying it has been easy ...I would be lying if I did . Is it worth it?????????????????? YES every second of it!!! My life is different now..... it is clear....I enjoy it ....the battle is worth it .....no bottle is worth this AWESOME feeling . So if you are...
    liza2001 liza2001 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Well, it's a month now I've quit alcohol

    and cigarettes. Life is going well. And I'm confident, even if I may face any difficulties I won't go to alcohol again. I can fight it. Thank u everyone for encouraging me. It's a battle won with your help : )
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 1 Response May 24

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    Day 1 When drunk I'm tired of reacting to some

    things in a manner that that doesn't represent the real me. I'm tired of over-drinking to the point of being obliterated. I Don't always drink or drink in excess but occasionally when I do get overly drunk I don't react to some situations the way I would when sober and I cause...
    Smitty987 Smitty987 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    well I haven't had a drink in months

    because I know it just makes me depressed but I don't deserve any congrats on it because I was substuting it with taking dilaudid and that had bad effects. I took 24 mg in one day and wound up overdosing and woke up on the floor with paramedics around me with my partner standing...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    So it's Friday afternoon

    and i'm fin w work, so now i start drinking. I drink to escape. Not even goin out 2nite. Can any1 relate?
    Asmith001 Asmith001 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm sober today for the first time in 45 days.

    I'm feeling very happy. I'm recovering :)
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M Apr 17

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    Allen Carr's Easy Way To Control Alcohol

    For the last year and a half I have been drinking alcohol nearly every evening, at least half a bottle of wine or two pints of beer a night, and it is gradually increasing.  The trouble began after a very stressful disciplinary and unfair dismissal at my last job following 18...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 30 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    I drank again last night.

    I was very depressed. I just wanna end this. I don't want my gf to leave me. I don't want my family to hate me. I don't wanna be in hangover. I wanna take care of my health. I have promised my gf I won't drink again in my life. I went break this promise. I'm hurting people bcz...
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Bored. Bored. And More Bored.

    I've realized that I dranked a lot over the years in part because I was bored. I've had a couple of occasions in the past few days where I wanted to drink because it was something to do. Holding a glass of red wine was considered a valid activity in my world. I've also slept...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    It's been 1 week since I didn't drink

    and smoke. Feeling great. Thanks to my girlfriend who supported me all the way.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Day Four

    What a roller coaster ride I had yesterday... almost slipped ...yeps even after going to an AA meeting . This is not easy!!!! so let me share with you my day if i may, So i went to my first meeting , sat there listen , shared and cried. all felt well and welcoming. Listen to...
    liza2001 liza2001 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Saturday August 8th 2015,

    was my last evening with alcohol. I do not want to drink anymore. I hope to stay sober the rest of my life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13

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    I Feel Like An Embarrassed Idiot

    I'm a 34 year old single female who has no idea when to know enough is enough when drinking. I pretty sure I made a complete fool of myself yet again on Sat night. I was really drunk (although at the time thought I was invincible). I had been at a BBQ and drank nearly 2 bottles...
    Lady1111 Lady1111 31-35 18 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    It Started At 33...

    Well here goes. Guess there is a first time for everything... This is my first public post. Not an easy task for a person such as myself - I don't like to share my thoughts too much, but I'm guessing it may help me along the way. :-) I didn't start drinking until the age of...
    Nedpetts Nedpetts 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I have been a piece of ****.

    Im a completely different person when I get drunk and I HATE that person. And now she's ruined the best thing that ever happened to me, and I feel so alone. It's hard not to drink when you work in a bar. Not necessarily because I have access to alcohol, but because it's...
    BcozFU BcozFU 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    Why I'm Stopping Drinking

    I really need to stop drinking.  I'm glad I found this site, it is just what I was looking for.  I am a 36 year old SAHM mom of a 1 and 3 year old little girls.  I think I have always had somewhat of a drinking problem, but everyone I know drinks too so that's how I...
    Hojomom Hojomom 36-40 13 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    So is Saturday morning 10am

    and I'm at the freaking bar drinking , FML
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 13