I Want to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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    I don't drink very often.

    I would drink socially, even though I barely turn 21 this year...but I feel as if 21 is when I should stop drinking. I come from a family of alcoholics, every time I drink its never just one or two. Its an unhealthy amount. Multiple shots in an hour, hard liquor, beer, all...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 20

    Trying to stop drinking,

    I don't think I'm an alcoholic but alcohol has caused me a lot of heartache and I don't know why it's so hard to stop. Both of my parents do not drink, not even a glass of wine and I think it's for the same reason I need to. Every time I drink things escalate so quickly, my...
    SLFP SLFP
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    Tomorrow I have a wedding to attend.

    It's my first social function in almost 6 months. I got nervous today thinking about it. I don't know which way it will go. I might behave but since I've not been out in so long, it could go either way. Angst !
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    became an alcohol addict 2 years ago

    since my divorce now am having a health n mental problems am quitting this is my second day hope it will work this time n return to my normal life does anyone has similar successful trial
    Alicedreams Alicedreams
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 18, 2013
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    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

    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
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

    My Own Worst Enemy

    That would be me, of course. I really thought I could just hang out, have 1 or 2 glasses of wine like a normal person and stay on track. Nope, didn't happen. It's like an out of body experience. Next thing I know, the bottle's empty and I wake up the next day feeling like I...
    Jean9c Jean9c
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

    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

    here we go. This community helped me

    once to stop, I think I need to controll myself again. Lately I take stupid decisions and it never happened before, also, I feel confused. Since it could turn in something bad, I have to quit soon. So I start my Ep therapy again, I'll write a feeling,a motivation, an experience...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    Mar 10

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Oct 11, 2013

    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 Aug 26, 2015

    The worst feeling is not wanting to drink

    and saying that your done but continue to let alcohol control you.
    startingover34 startingover34
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    Day three on my "Break".

    I don't know if anyone really reads this, but putting it in print helps me stick to the plan. No more drinking... Not for a long while.
    Crosby43 Crosby43
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    So I'm currently hungover

    and full of remorse(nothing bad happened last night other than making a mess in the kitchen) Reading these posts is comforting because as far as I know none of my friends seem to have a drinking problem (not openly at least)..I don't think I can keep drinking... but I'm afraid...
    1Moment 1Moment
    31-35, M
    Nov 27, 2015
    yettiluch yettiluch
    31-35, M
    Nov 20, 2015

    Ugh too much stressed out.

    But I know I shouldn't go to alcohol again. I believe in myself.
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    It's 1 month since I've quit alcohol

    and smokes. Yay. It's an achievement I'll remember always. It's special because I quit mainly for my loved ones. And thanks to my girlfriend Mutiara, she's being very supportive and filled me with lots of confidence that I can give up these things. Next update 100 days..
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    Day 2 - Didn't drink

    and smoke. Next update after 5 days : )
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    it is my birthday, I've started drinking white

    wine before my guests arrive. Then I drink cyder, rose, champagne, more white wine... we go out around 12, drinking in the backseat of the cab, soon I'll be sick to my very core, soon another cab-driver will take me home and I'll be vometing all over the place. We laugh as th...
    Ennah Ennah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    I'm fed up with alcohol.

    ..I find I pour a glass of wine out of boredom..it makes house cleaning and chores and cooking more tolerable... I hide drinking from everyone..I've been taking more risks lately after drinking ,like going for bike ride,,,it's to stop drinking but I'm already drunk out on the...
    reace reace
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    I don't drink anymore

    but I had a tiny glass of wine yesterday and felt guilty. I always feel guilty when I did drink.
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    Day-4 Feeling very stressed.

    Didn't drink, didn't smoke.
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    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 Aug 22, 2015

    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
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    1 35cl bottle of whisky only this month!

    If I can finish with no drink , no drugs , no **** and no smokes I will have made it
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3
    26-30, M
    Mar 23

    Day 2 - Didn't drink,

    didn't smoke.
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    I use to drink a lot.

    it got to a point where if I told my boyfriend I've been drinking he wouldn't be surprised neither would some of my friends. They'd message me I've been drinking. it may have became a little problem or at least a start of a problem so on news years day I had my last of an...
    caketin8 caketin8
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 14

    Another fecking wedding tomorrow.

    Only it's further away down the country. I have two options. 1) stay with the majority and drink and have fun or 2) go home early with my parents ..... I kno what I would like to do .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    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

    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, 2015
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    3 Responses Jan 20

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

    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, 2015
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    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 Aug 25, 2015

    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, 2015

    here we go. This community helped me

    once to stop, I think I need to controll myself again. Lately I take stupid decisions and it never happened before, also, I feel confused. Since it could turn in something bad, I have to quit soon. So I start my Ep therapy again, I'll write a feeling,a motivation, an experience...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 10
    naz69 naz69
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015
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