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GOT to do it this time! 
Been trying to stay sober for 6 months now, have relapsed 3 times. Last summer I fell due to drinking and hit my head so hard I had a brain bleed and a …

drinking has made me feel like my life is over at 18 
this isn't a dramatic story; ive never drunk myself in to divorce, or losing a job, losing kids, losing a life ive built for myself. i never had any of …

drinking has made me feel like my life is over at 18 
this isn't a dramatic story; ive never drunk myself in to divorce, or losing a job, losing kids, losing a life ive built for myself. i never had any of …

Bottom Of The Bottle 
I was living a junkie lifestyle, only with alcohol. I know the struggles and how people deal with them. I sure as shit lost a lot of years at the bottom …

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, …

One of the worst drunks ever 
I am an alcoholic. I began consuming booze at the age of 10. This is because I descend from a family of alcohol drinkers. But for some reason, I am the …

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 …

Three Years Sober and Finally Happy. 
My drinking crept up on me and before I knew it, I was in hospital after an overdose. That was three years ago. Until that moment, I was in denial that …

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 …

Drinking and Art 
Am I an alcoholic? I think I am. Eight beers or more and a half pint of vodka every night isn't normal. Of course it's not. I don't get hangovers, and …

A killer in my own family and watching the same happen partner  
I felt like I've needed to get this off my chest for ages but can't help but brush it off as if it is the norm on my dad's side of my family we all have …

My life 
I am suffering from alcohol. I'm killing my family and I'm killing myself. This is an uncurable disease that destroys everything . all I want to do is …

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 …

Was alcohol causing my hair loss??? 
I stumbled across this sight by Googling “side effects of stopping drinking alcohol” and found it very informative. I started drinking at a young age and …

It Hurts 
It hurts. I'm an alcoholic. My father was alcoholic and died from it at 56 and I stand here today knowing that and still drink. I'm 34 and "think" I have …

My drinking is destroying my life.  
I started drinking when I was just 19, (I'm 22 now) and so far I've had two DUIs, and at least three charges of public intoxication. I've lost three jobs, …

My Sons 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 …

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Single mom deciding to stay with Police Captain boyfriend. 
Help me please. I am a 45 year old single mother of three young children. About a year ago I met a wonderful handsome Police Captain man on a popular …

I left my alcoholic husband in order to live 
Hi, my name is Nancy and I have lived my entire 56 years with an alcoholic... right? Well, if you take into account the 6 different husbands my mother …

I have only myself to blame, I made my own life miserable 
I rarely touched a drop of liquor my whole adult life. My story only points out to me that you can become an alcoholic at any age, and go down hill very,very …

Making my way through the crap!!! 
I am a 37 yr old divorced mother of 2 wonderful girls. I guess things started when I was growing up. I was an overweight child so I always tried to please …

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 …

Never again, so I thought 
I was married to an abusive alcoholic and have been divorced for almost 20 years. I swore to myself I would never get involved with anyone with a drinking …

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 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 …

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 …

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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 turns out is a 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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  1. It Hurts

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