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I Want to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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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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    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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    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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    I have stopped drinking

    and it's fantastic to be free of the poison!!
    onajourney55 onajourney55 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    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 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    More than 20 days, I didn't drink

    or smoked. Feeling good and I hope I can continue this.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses May 13

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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've really got to stop getting drunk

    for no reason. Not just drunk but the kind if drunk where you can't walk and everything spins, it just makes me really depressed and scares everyone. I'm trying to stop alcohol altogether but I'd be content just not drinking excessively.
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    Well I'm 32 years old

    and probably started drinking when I was 14-15. I grew up with my father being an alcoholic but a loving fully functioning one. I have associated most all Do with drinking. I have tried to think of happy memories that didn't involve alcohol and can count on one hand how many. In...
    Blackgold32 Blackgold32 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    I Still Can't Believe That I'm Doing This.

    I'm an all or nothing sort of girl. My drinking is either fine or out of hand. At the moment, I'm hung over and I don't want to feel this way EVER again. Sadly, this isn't the first time I've been hung over and it isn't even the worst. I've almost convinced myself that ...
    MissesMiaWallace MissesMiaWallace 26-30 3 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    hey everybody. I've decided today

    after thinking long and hard that I want to quit drinking. my family is full of alcoholics and I might be one too. I don't want that kind of life. I'm tired of getting drunk, throwing up in the middle of the night, getting depressed, feeling like a Jack *** and most importantly...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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    My entire life, tragic things have happened

    because of me being too drunk. I know it's hurting me mentally and physically but I can't imagine a weekend not drinking with friends and going out.
    boxingcactus boxingcactus 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    I need help. I drink way too much.

    It's going to kill me if I don't stop. I have a perfect life and lovey husband and kids. I have a good job and lovely home. But I can't stop drinking wine. I drink at home maybe 3/4 times a week a bottle or more on those days. I hate myself
    daisybell7 daisybell7 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    I don't enjoy the taste

    but the effect is great. Thens there's the cost but the effect is great. Thens there's the next day effect and the fist effect is still great. 3 cons vs 1 pro. My list goes on and on like this. Cons win so I will scale back even more now on drinking.
    Deuz Deuz 22-25, M Dec 23, 2014

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    Day 4... This is my daily self-affirmation,

    my promise to myself. I WILL feel better. I WILL get healthier. It's not too late.
    karlene53 karlene53 61-65, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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    I want to stop drinking cheap ****** alcohol,

    but I'm lazy and this was at the grocery..... I have a smudge of vodka left over..... By their powers combined....?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3

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    It's the morning after the night before

    and I think it's about time for a reality check. For the last few years I've had trouble controlling my alcohol intake. I don't drink during the week but by the time weekend comes I'll drink n drink n drink. I've felt like its a good way to blow off steam but I'm starting to...
    Jenny4567 Jenny4567 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I am new to this site.

    I want to stop drinking to save money and lose weight. I am finding it difficult. any help or advice please
    daisy54321 daisy54321 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    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

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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 17 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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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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    It is official 2 weeks

    or 14 days without drinking. Wow I am really proud of myself. I reviewed my journal I write in. The last time I was sober for a somewhat long time was 2/5/13. So almost a year and it was only 11 days before I broke. So this is the longest I have ever gone not drinking in...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F Dec 29, 2013

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    I have a serious issue

    when I drink. I am 22 and have had this problem since I was 16. I never know or "feel" drunk until I am blacked out. I am always the girl to black out and make an *** out of herself. so many people think I am a complete lunatic when I drink. When I am sober, I am energetic, fun...
    wisconsin93 wisconsin93 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    Now, this isn't me but I need advice.

    A friend of mine recently came into town and all that friend could do was drink. When I went to go see him, his hands were shaky. Is this something I should worry about? I mean, he's a great person but his drinking is troublesome. I want him to stop for good. And he hasn't eaten...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I just don't seemthe point anymore,

    honestly. I turn into a different person when I drink, don't even get me started when you blank out from drinkimg too much. All it brings to me now is a lot of regrets and pain. Last weekend will be the last time, atleast for a very long time.
    elenorr elenorr 18-21 1 Response Mar 1

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    Drinking Has Caused My So Much Shame!

    I am a 30 yr old female. Recently I got drunk at a work event and acted completely ridiculous!! I am so ashamed and sad because of my behavior. I am scared to go to work wondering what people think, if I'm going to get fired, just overall shame! I need to stop drinking because...
    Lost1228 Lost1228 26-30 3 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    I always end up embarrassing myself

    when I drink but It's hard not drinking when I go out.. Yesterday it was my ex-boyfriends party and I ended up getting sick all over his house and on myself. I've never been so embarrassed. His whole family were there and they probably hate me now. I don't think I can live this...
    flanbot flanbot 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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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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    I want to stop the "evening drink" routine.

    Coming home and then having drinks before bed. I don't typically get drunk but do get tipsy sometimes. It's a habit and I don't like it. I'm the daughter of an alcoholic and don't want my kids going thru what I have. If I don't control it now, I know I can easily slip down the...
    lizannblue77 lizannblue77 36-40, F Apr 27

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    Poison

    There is a poison that slips into my body every once and a while. A poison / slip into my body. Alcohol. I've been drink for a long time. Every one in my family does it, and I guess it rubbed off. I never wanted to. But I do. I drink because... Being drunk... It is a wonderful...
    Shadow6 Shadow6 18-21 9 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    At least, I want to stop drinking

    as much. Last time I drank, my hands went numb. That was different and weird. It lasted all night. I was out of energy for a couple days afterwards. So I haven't had anything to drink for the past couple months. I just get scared about my health.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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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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    Hangovers are the worst.

    Wasting thousands of dollars on what over time? I have grown a lot and avoid situations with alcohol but always revert back. Concerts bars sporting events dinner parties birthday parties. It never ends. My relationships have deteriorated over the years because of alcohol and bad...
    WeAreAllMadHere303 WeAreAllMadHere303 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    I am a 27 year old woman,

    with a history of abusing various substances and quite impulsive behavior since my mid-late teen. Somehow managed to function quite well (good grades at university, good jobs, very much into gym and fitness) Quit all drugs 3 months ago (used to do everything!) as I have just...
    dovebailee dovebailee 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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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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    I'm still in grip of alcohol.

    I just hope God will help me quit this.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 21

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    Turning Red Wine Into Water

    Today is my fourth day not drinking alcohol. It's not easy but red wine has been replaced with drinking water. I want to become healthier.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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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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    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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