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Alcohol Made me a Lunatic 
My name is Goodman and I would like to share my story. I started drinking at school with friends at the age of 18. At first, it was fun and had no effects …

Love at First Sight 
I spent over 5 years enamored with a guy named (****). He was so exciting for me. He was in a band, he was older, he was dangerous. Little did I know how …

I Had To Leave my Husband Because of his Drinking 
I met my husband in January of 2015. He told me at that time that he drank a few beers each night but that he wasn't an alcoholic. We ended up together, …

Wasted Life as an Alcoholic 
I've been an alcoholic my whole life. 40+ years of my 52 years of life have been wasted by me and my disease. I basically have 2 lives; my life before …

My Journey in AA, and My Journey After AA 
Background: Grew up with an alcoholic mom. To be honest I do not remember her as being anything else...she ALWAYS drank and was either angry or sad. In …

Born again! No, really! 
My name is Frank and I'm an alcoholic, among other things. My first drink was when I was 5 years old. I've been sober now for over 4 years and I'm 53 years …

The fun was over at 19. I am Joe, and I am an alcoholic 
I drank for the first time when I was 13. I didn't get drunk, but I felt a sense of connection with the people I was drinking with (3 friends of mine) …

Growing Up With An Alcoholic Mother 
I love my mother dearly. She is, hands down, one of the kindest people that I know. I remember when I was in elementary school, we were driving past an …

My Sons life of Heavy Drinking and Self Abusing his Health Worries Me 
I used to wonder if he had a problem with drink when he was younger being around 17-19 yrs of age as one of his friends alerted me to his habits, not in …

Stay at Home Mom With 5 Kids and an Alcoholic Husband 
Me and my husband have been married for 6 years now. We have 5 children, 2 of them adopted. He is a loving father, and works very hard to provide for his …

My Last Try At Sobriety 
My name is Brenda, I'm 6 days sober today and I've recently turned 26 years old. I never thought I would be where I am today; translation I'm an alcoholic. …

Nowhere To Go 
I have been married for 30 years and my husband has been a heavy drinker the last 8 years. He is now a non-functioning drunk. He hides his bottles all …

Change Destructive Patterns 
I grew up with a parent and relatives who always drank - you weren’t having a good time unless you were drinking. In my teens I started drinking with friends …

Getting a Divorce Due to my Husbands Alcoholism 
We've been together for 22 years and I still love him very much. Everything started falling apart about 6 months ago when I really noticed my husband …

Miracle Treatment The Sinclair Method 
I stopped drinking more times than I can count. During my last stint in rehab I was given naltrexone with no explanation how it worked. I took it daily …

My Life with Alcohol 
Alcohol has been an evil presence in my life since I was born. Both my mom and dad were chronic drunks. My dad in a drunken state raped my mom after they …

I started drinking again, but this time I lost more 
I am up and unable to sleep. Four days ago I relapsed. I was in a black out. I didn't realize that my first day I texted my boss and her husband (I don't …

Pop's Blue Ribbon 
Pop’s blue ribbon I heard all the time, “ You can only help him if he want’s to be helped” and “ Alcoholism is a disease, your …

Concerned about my
health going forward
About me... I'm 36 years old, male. I live alone and have no children. I drink basically every night of the week except Sunday. That's the day I give my …

My mothers drinking wrecked everything she touched  
My mother’s neighbor found her on the bathroom floor twelve days ago. She was 69 years old and in the acute stage of Wernicke-Korsakoff (wet brain) Syndrome. …

My Mother is Addicted to AA 
My mother is has been an alcoholic-addict my entire life, I try not to dwell on the negative implications this has had on me and focus on how I can support …

The end of an alcoholic named Art 
My sister called this morning to inform me that her friend Art had passed away. Art was a chronic alcoholic of the very worst kind. His disease and addiction …

How to help a good neighbor who has a drinking problem 
Such a sad story. Every since I lived in my home I knew something wasn't okay with my neighbor. She always seemed a little odd, but isn't every one in …

The ultimate marriage vow "For better or worse" How far do we take that? 
We have been married going on 22yrs, no kids. Have a house & small cottage up north, classic car, etc.. It all starting going downhill after he had foot …

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Alcoholic Husband Has Everyone Fooled 
So after getting home last night and not saying where he had been....I asked. That lead to him flipping the couch I was lying down on watching tv. I came …

Dating an Alcoholic 
What you have, lots of bars, parties, eating dinner in a restaurant and sitting at the bar instead of a table because he’s more at home there. Goals …

Clear, Sleepless, but Sober 
Don't let the title fool you, I just had a beer 5 hours ago. It was just the one, but last night, I got so drunk, my boyfriend told me I had completely …

My Name's Becca, and I'm an Alcoholic. 
My whole life had been surrounded by some sort of addiction. I was born in a family with an alcoholic/addict father. I thank god every day I have an amazing …

Can't stop once i start . 
I stopped drinking because I find that once I start drinking that I cannot stop drinking . I have been trying to stay sober for the past 6 years and …

My Life without Alcohol 
Sobriety is a must for me not an option. When I used to drink, I was like mad. I used to delay going to work just to have a few drinks. Then finally I …

Dreaming and Driving 
Last night I dreamt, vividly, and woke with a start and a deep feeling of gratitude about what hadn't happened. In my dream I came out of a blackout to …

I think I'm going mad! 
The room was dark and musty, empty bottles rolled around on the polished timber floor as if they were trying to get away as fast as possible. The air was …

I've Had More Bad Experiences Than I Would Like To Admit.... 
I’m an ex-alcoholic. I drank to cover up my social anxiety. Everyone has their own reasons, but that was mine. It became an addiction, but I never thought …

Becoming Self Aware 
We all think that we are self-aware. It's what distinguishes us from lower life forms. We are taught it in school, and we believe it. But it is rarely …

Calvin's Story 
I am an alcoholic who hasn't consumed any alcohol for more than 13 years. I don't have physical cravings for alcohol any longer but do carry some fond …

My husband's ability to stop his addiction has been a blessing 
Five years ago...I was home with my three year old little boy, and my two week old daughter, waiting for my husband to return from work. It was about 6:30... …

I reconnected with an old friend who turned out to be a chronic alcoholic 
We were pals in our 20s. We married other people. We lost contact about 15 years ago - life happens. We reconnected in January this year. It was like I …

My Mom Thinks Shes Not That Bad 
For many years my mom was a very functional alcoholic. She always had a couple beers on the go. For my parents 25th anniversary someone even made her …

Couldn't Face The Neighbours For Days 
Unknown to us, my ex-husband's cousin who came to visit was an alcoholic (a well-kept secret by his family). He was a breath of fresh air to have around. …

My story 
Well I started drinking when I was about 14. The first time I started I did not like it, I got sick and threw up. But gradually I started to do it on …

My dads that guy! 
Where do I start? Both my parents are alcoholics, both remarried to alcoholics and I have two brothers who are also alcoholics, one older one younger and …

It Could Have Been Worse 
I remember growing up and having to go to a babysitter's house after school. I was there usually for 3 or 4 hours every day during the work week. I …

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