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I Want to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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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 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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

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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 3 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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    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

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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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    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 Jan 14

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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 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

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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, 2015

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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    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 .
    Gladez Gladez 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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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 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

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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, 2015

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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 2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 22, 2015

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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 5 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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 !
    Gladez Gladez 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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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 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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

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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, 2015

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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 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    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 3 Responses Sep 12, 2015

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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 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

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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 Aug 26, 2015

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    Day 2 - Didn't drink,

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

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 1 Response Jul 20, 2015

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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, 2015

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    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Day-4 Feeling very stressed.

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

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