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I Want to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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    I Want to Stop

    I want to stop drinking.  It  causes me so much distress in my life, like I didn't have enough already.  I'm naturally up and down all the time, have suffered with depression and anxiety most of my life, drinking has been a way of dealing with things, I'm not...
    PiscesForever PiscesForever 26-30, F 15 Responses Dec 5, 2007

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    My fight against drinking is going fine,

    I've been in 5 bars during the week-end without drinking a drop of beer. I know I will taste it again, because I am not addicted to it, and this could make you think a lot but I think it is a mental condition and mine is not critical, anyway I had to quit a little because I care...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 1

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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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    I'm a 34 year old man.

    I have a beautiful wife and a wonderful son. Recently iv been thinking about my drinking. I went to a wedding at the weekend and drank to much. I also drink a bit at home 2-3 times a week. After the wedding I felt terrible. I didn't do anything embarrassing but I just genuinely...
    prouddad1 prouddad1 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 6 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    I'm not an alcoholic.

    I've looked up the signs and symptoms of alcoholism. I don't crave it, I don't get DT's if I don't drink. I can take or leave alcohol, its always been this way. During my life I've used alcohol at times, mostly socially or recreational. Most of my life I have lived without...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    karlene53 karlene53 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Hi I have big problem I drink very often

    sometimes from sun up till sun down once I do that the next morning I do it again I get shaky sweaty don't get hungry n the only thing in my mind is to drink again I know am wrong but I can't stop I have miss work for weeks I really need help today I suppose to go to work and am...
    alvarez123 alvarez123 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I have stopped drinking

    and it's fantastic to be free of the poison!!
    onajourney55 onajourney55 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    ok... I quit. I decided,

    I quit drinking. This year has begun in such a bad way. Maybe is the reason because I'm drinking that much, but the problem is that I don't know. I don't drink everyday, but before I start doing crazy stuff, I quit. I have to change my life. I don't want to spend money on...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    So basically I've come to the realization

    that I look to the bottle to aid my thoughts and feelings far to often. Have taken the steps in realizing I need to cut alcohol from my life and look for new ways to get through my thoughts and feelings. Hopefully by jotting my thoughts and past experiences with alcohol down...
    dwlittle dwlittle 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Alcohol - Why Am I Am Doing This to Myself?

    I am 46 years old feamle.  I did not drink alcohol until I could tolerate a certain beer around age 24  I had one now and again with a man I met.  He had tons of friends and he was a heavy beer drinker.  He went to rehab about one year we were together...
    Charcoal1900 Charcoal1900 41-45 3 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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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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    Thinking about it today,

    I've been drinking for the past 10 years. Crazy! I have never thought of it in such away. So after last night and waking up this morning with this empty feeling inside of me and knowing my actions/behavior last night was unfair on my friends, family and girlfriend. I acted in...
    dwlittle dwlittle 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 31

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    It Would Probably Be For the Best.

    There are a large number of alcoholics in my family. Just about every relative i have drinks to some extent. I see nothing wrong with having a drink here and there... its only when you start using it to fix issues in life is it a problem.  My life is soaked in liquor. My...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 11 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    I want to also stop drinking.

    .. No more alcohol... I don't black out.. But it's not healthy... It's bad. I left drugs long ago, it's time for alcohol. It's time for me to be the best woman I could ever be :) xo
    macherxo macherxo 22-25, F Jan 18

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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 6 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Every Morning I Quit. Every Night I Drink.

    I am feeling like I am the biggest fool in my town right now. If I could hide somewhere and never face another person again, that would be perfect. I can't do this anymore. I HAVE to quit. Everyday after work I buy vodka and drink it in two swigs then go back to 7-eleven to...
    UmustBon1 UmustBon1 41-45, M 7 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    I Trying To Quit Alcohol

    I have been drinking daily for the past 4 years and I was taking 6 drinks everyday, I strongly feel I should quit. I don't have a reason to drinking like this . I have very good reasons to quit alcohol. I have a very very understanding wife and 2 little children who are good at...
    sbeebuu sbeebuu 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Today is day 18 of sobriety.

    It has been hard. My s.o. has a drinking problem. Alcohol has been what brought us together but also what's bringing us apart. I'm changing and he's not... After years of promising myself to limit drinking or abstaining only to go on benders, I have finally made the promise to...
    Golightly77 Golightly77 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Hey there! Check out my drunkablog.

    I can't get the link to work too well, but here it is. Stay safe and sober! Best wishes, Spin. http://spindabottle.blogs.experienceproject.com/742499.html
    spindabottle spindabottle 36-40 Jan 20

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    I feel sick. I've been drinking these last 2

    days, with friends. 2 years ago I had a problem with alcohol and EP helped me to reset myself. I'm good to get back on the right road. I like beer, a lot, and I like to drink and chill, but this year I had few parties so I spent the whole month drinking a little too much. The...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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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 am 32yo..i have a 4 yro

    and another on the way in June..im drinking 5-6 nights a week...$100-$150 a week...i Quit drinking for 8 months in 2012...i even got a mountain bike for father's day! Then i went to a wedding...that was it...now i need help again, and its embarrassing!
    mattyb17 mattyb17 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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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 4 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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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 15 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    I'm always saying I will stop drinking I go out

    about twice a month and I get so drunk I always wake up with such guilty feelings like I'm the worst person in the world ,I get so loud when I'm drunk and I change completely,I really want to stop and live a clean and sober life but never seem to be able to really commit to it...
    trionar trionar 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Hi everyone. I had some problem with alcohol,

    specially last year. After a lot of war against it I learned how to drink and now I have got no more problems to avoid or enjoy alcohol. Everytime I live something bad related to it I want to write what I think about this experience, and yesterday I lived something bad, whereby...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 11

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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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    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 8 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    This time I exceeded the limits.

    Not about crazy or bad stuff or too much alcohol but few boozes in few weeks.. it's time to stop. During these bad times I realize I don't do things I like, for example I don't listen to music.. I just don't care. I skip doing things I like, as sports, play music... As for...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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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 Frustrating Life !!!

    I guess most of us who drink daily decides every morning 'Tonight i wont drink', like me. Right now its 10PM in my country and i have finished my 1st peg. Its only a few hours back, I strongly decided that I wont drink tonight. Rather I planned for making a nice dish at dinner...
    roym4all roym4all 31-35, M 8 Responses May 5, 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 2 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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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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    Day 3...One day at a time.

    .. or one hour... whatever it takes.
    karlene53 karlene53 56-60, F Jan 16

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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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    Vigilant6007 Vigilant6007 26-30, M Mar 28

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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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    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 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Embarrassing Myself Again

    I have been drinking more this year then I ever have due to not working, stress etc. I drink most days and find it hard to have just one beer. I got drunk at a family birthday get together yesterday for the last time! I want to quit drinking for life for health, money and my kids...
    voisons voisons 31-35 5 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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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 7 Responses Apr 3

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    I Called Aa This Morning

    I called AA for the first time this morning....Actually- I called 3 different numbers. All of the offices appear to be closed on Sundays- so I didn't actually get to talk to anyone. I will call again tomorrow morning and find a meeting for Tuesday morning. I haven't followed...
    metis metis 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    Get a Grip.

    I'm 27 years old and have been a drinker since my late teens. I've always been shy when it comes to people, and have always wanted to be one of those relaxed confident people in company, and a few drinks has been my way to do that. At the moment I'm changing career by going...
    Johnny81 Johnny81 26-30, M 7 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Seems strange to want to quit something I'm

    so good at.... But I'm back into the drinking, more than I should be. I own a small business and have a stressful life.... Beer is not the answer. Day two for me. Last time I felt this way I made it 14 months without.... It really helps to talk to others...but I need to do it...
    Crosby43 Crosby43 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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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 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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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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    I don't think I am abusing alcohol

    or dependent on it but I see myself starting down this path. Though I don't need more alcohol to get buzzed or tipsy, I am realizing that I'm trying to hold that buzz for longer and longer and - of course - I end up drunk and that's when I start doing stupid things. I spend more...
    QueenNox QueenNox 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    today is one of those days.

    .. I've been drinking all day yesterday, party, friends, girls... but today.. oh my God I feel like ****. I left my car near my house because I was too drunk to drive, and I went to meet a friend of mine downtown. We drinked voldka lemon (and I never drink those drinks).. I came...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    No Hangover - But Self-confidence Needs A Boost

    I survived the weekend without booze. It was tough but I did it. Friday night was the worst - I was not on "home territory" and knew hardly anyone at the two social events I attended. But no-one reacted to my not drinking alcohol. Saturday night was a bit easier - I was with good...
    artdeco artdeco 36-40 3 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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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 am a 38 year old married mother of 2.

    I have been drinking alcohol since I was about 14. Drinking started early for me and many of my friends, it's always been very acceptable to "binge drink" on the weekends or whenever the party started. Looking back there have been a lot Of bad things that alcohol has been a part...
    jenfromtheblock jenfromtheblock 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    Jan. 22. New Energy Coming.

    Fun becomes fun, love becomes love, and life becomes worth living. And we become grateful. —Beyond Codependency (by Melody Beattie) There is a new energy, a new feeling coming into our life. We cannot base our expectations about how we will feel tomorrow, or even a few...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    i need help I know if I stop drinking y life

    will change fro the better I just need to stop I live in San Diego HELP HELP HELP HELP
    izakangel izakangel 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    I want to stop drinking.

    I know I drink because I'm extremely depressed. I'm going through a separation which doesn't help. I need to stop.
    totalinertia totalinertia 41-45 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I want to live my life just like this week-end:

    free. Free from my mind, away from the bar, far away from that world that tells me that I have to meet girls in a bar drinking something, free from all those bullshits. First thing I did this morning was running, although my backache, but I feel better now, I am concentrated...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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 14 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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