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I Want to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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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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    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 26-30, M Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 need to stop drinking.

    ..Because one drink is never enough. I went over to a friends house on Saturday and, after too many tequilas, passed out. I woke up naked on the floor inside. No idea how I got there. My husband didn't come to the party and he's angry because people were messaging him to come get...
    lostgirl44 lostgirl44 26-30, F Mar 1

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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 3 Responses Jun 10

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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 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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    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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    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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