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I Want to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Staying Off The Sauce

    I have recently decided to stay away from old friends all together and find new people that don't get plastered all the time and that don't drink at all. I am concerned because I dont want my drinking to get to the point of wrecking cars or getting in trouble. I can feel it, if I...
    DaveItalian DaveItalian 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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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'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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    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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    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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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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    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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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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    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'm still in grip of alcohol.

    I just hope God will help me quit this.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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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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    More than 2 months - No alcohol

    or cigarettes. There were days I was holding a knife to cut my wrist off. But I'm happy I'm not drinking.. Love you mo.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 29

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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'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

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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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    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 14 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 17

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    On this day in April I gave up alcohol

    and smokes. It's been 3 months. Fantastic journey all the way. I'm sure I won't be drinking again. I'm addicted to being sober.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 13

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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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    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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    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've gotten drunk one too many times.

    I take zoloft for depression and it conflicts with alcohol. So, not only do I become drunk really quickly, not only do I drink excessively, but I become depressed for days after I drink. There are 2 stories I want to share with you that I'm extremely ashamed of: 1 night I got...
    margaritalovesyou margaritalovesyou 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    So is Saturday morning 10am

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

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