I Want to Stop Drinking

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    Working On The "why"

    How is it possible that almost every time I drink now, I drink to excess, and I get into some sort of altercation or disagreement. WTF is wrong with me? I really thought I had this alcohol thing under control. However, the past year has seen my drinking get progressively worse...
    myabsolution myabsolution
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2013

    Help Me Stop Drinking

    I am a 38 year old female.  I have a wonderful husband and 12 year old daughter.  I drink every evening, sometimes up to 6 beers a night.  Most nights I don't get drunk, just relaxed.  No one seems to think I have a problem..... I just dont' want to do it...
    fishermanswife fishermanswife
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 22, 2013

    Tomorrow it will be 10 days without drinking.

    The last time I went 9 days without drinking. I guess in some ways people would think wow that's not really that great. But considering the last time I went two weeks without drinking was probably feb or March this year. I want to say I got it this time. But I have said that...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    Dec 24, 2013

    Week 1

    I haven't posted in a while because I felt like a failure and I would let you all down from going back and forth battling drinking. I've called out sick, lied, ended up in the hospital. A week in rehab got out and drank instantly. Stayed with a friend and just hid my drinking...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    Nov 21, 2013

    I Want To Be Me Again

    Up until I was 26, I really never touched alcohol. Once in awhile, sure, but not often and never to extreme. When I turned 23 I opted to have the gastric bypass surgery and proceeded to loose almost 200lbs, bringing out the social person who had always been there, but too self...
    krelva krelva
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    15 days sober. Around the Christmas holidays.

    And then New Years come around. I make my New Years resolution. Not to drink for a year. But in my mind "I'll have my last drink" well that turned into a 5 day binger. With severe withdraws that I took myself to the hospital. They have me Ativan and that was a life saver. Am I...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    Jan 5, 2014

    I think drinking beer is causing me to plateau

    with weight loss. I feel kind of lost, too. It makes me feel anxious and I have awful mood swings when I'm drinking. I think I should stop, but so much of my family/social life revolves around alcohol. Or maybe I just feel guilty for drinking because of the empty calories...who...
    klingesm klingesm
    26-30, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    I went to the grocery store the other day

    and had a black cloud of sadness come over me. I started to cry. I thought about all the things I did the screw up my life or things I did that ashamed me while drinking. I want to say my drinking got bad about 3 years ago. But, actually now that I think about it, it was more...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    Sport Don't Make Me Drink

    again this ******* problem with drinking.Full of stress.. feeling like a failure, I'm not going on with my life.. and bam...drinking night till I destroy myself. ****.I am ok this year, The last one was the crazy one. Then I found sport again and I didn't drink like last year. I...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    Sep 30, 2013
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