- I can't quit. I drink at least 15 drinks per night. I drink at least a 5th and many beers on the weekend. I work hard and make good money but don't have anything to show for it except party and hang over.
- —Guest ak
The time has come....
- I started drinking after the loss of my both of parents. I actually started drinking during their bout with cancer and being the only one of five kids to take care of them. It didn't develop into a problem until after they passed away. I'd use very excuse to buy a 5th of vodka or tequila. I ended up wrecking relationships, quitting my job and began an endless career burning brides and couch surfing. I eventually ended up moving across the country because of the guilt and shame I bought upon myself. After living in a new state only 3 months. I began drinking heavily gain. Then I met a handsome man and fell in love. Long story short because of my drinking I lost a child at six months pregnant, wrecked my car, got a DUI, and now me and my fiancée are on the verge of splitting up because of me- and as much as I don't want to admit it - it's all MY fault. Period. Drinking ruins your life and the lives of those around you as we'll. I pray for my sanity to stay strong and kick the addiction.
- —Guest Dr Jekyll, Ms Hyde
It's an illness
- Each time I start again, it doesn't become more manageable. It wasn't until I got into trouble at work that I realized the alcohol was warping my brain. Insane thing about it all, this disease tells you you don't have a disease.
- —Guest Baffled
You can do it!
- From my experience moderation works. The idea to just stop altogether might be too overwhelming. Why stop something you enjoy completely? I was drinking heavily for 12 years. On my 30th birthday I have decided to have maximum of 2 pints of beer a day. I am 32 now and stuck to my plan. There were some bumps on the way.old friends reunions...but I can honestly say that I feel much better. I enjoy my beer. The amount I drink does not interfere with anything. To me if one suddenly stops for a period of time will experience severe relapses. And if you are a drinker the cravings will never disappear completely. Moderation to me seems more sensible. Got to be very discipline though. You know yourself. Good luck.
- —Guest john
I need to stop....
- before I get destroyed by it. Why I stop drinking and smoking..... anytime I take alcohol I do cause a lot of damages in the house, until the day I got drunk and got my girl friend beaten and got all her properties burnt. The following day I cried and regretted my actions. She say to me it is over. I stop because I dont want to get someone killed one day.
- —Guest stanley
Why I stopped
- I was on a two day bender that ended when I woke up on a concrete floor in my basement. I had no idea how I ended up there because like so many times before I had blacked out. It was a low point in my life and I am so ashamed of what I've become. I'm getting control of myself before its too late.
- —Guest greenguy
Sick and tired
- I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired! I have been a binge drinker since I was 13. Quit now for five months now. I feel fantastic!! I live a quiet life style now which sometimes irritates me, but then I think of my next morning waking up to my coffee and feeling fantastic!!! I love my life now! My head is clear and my moods hardly fluctuate .
- —Guest Pam
Quitting once and for all
- I quit this morning after I woke up in hotel with only a very vague recollection of how I got there. Anything could have happened to me. The feeling of self loathing is incredible. This is just the latest but it is the last
- —Guest Done with drinking
- I am today 36, married and with two children. I got drunk for the first time at 14, and started drinking regularly at 16. I have had ups and downs regarding drinking, for some time I will drink heavily and get very drunk often, and then I will spend some time just having some drinks per week and getting just a booze. I have quit drinking three times in my life for different reasons and for periods of 9 to 12 months. But I have always gone back to drink. Well I stopped drinking 6 months ago, thinking it would be for good, and up until today it is still very difficult not to grab a beer. I have never considered myself to be an alcohol addict, I am an average drinker in my community, and even people ask me all the time why I stopped drinking since they do not see me having a problem with it. But I have to ask myself, if I am not an addict, why is then so hard to not drink? And why do I crave to have a beer so bad? So right now I am really doubtful about my decision.
- —Guest Joel
it has to work this time
- Lost my girlfriend, tons of jobs, respect, money, knocked teeth out, was on a bender all week, just filled a trash bag full of empty can and bottles, I am scared but will pray for forgiveness and help day 1.
- —Guest trying again
Crashed my motorcycle
- Today is the day I decided to quit drinking. Last night I went out after drinking a good amount, which I have done many times before. This night ended with me crashing my motorcycle. My bike is in pretty bad condition and I'm a little hurt myself. Luckily I did not hurt anyone else, end up in jail, or even have killed myself. It was the biggest wake up call I could get. Its not even close to worth it.
- —Guest jeffrey
I Need Help
- Hi I could really use some genuine answers and no criticizing. This is really my life. Since my break up 4 years ago I have drank alcohol EVERY SINGLE DAY. No lie! for the past few months now I have to force my self to drink it because I figure it is a habit plus my body craves it. The only thing is that now I can hardly stand the taste and and it is like a chore to drink the crap! Every night It's like a ritual. last night I decided not to drink it and I did just fine. I am not sure what tonight holds for me but my plan is to simply quit. Hey, I know it sounds ridiculous that a person can simply quit but I've done it before unintentionally 5 years ago I quit cocaine and a few years before that ecstasy. Both of which I was on hard, so whose to say this won't be the same deal. The only difference is that with alcohol I always felt destine to be addicted to it, since my mother died from the very same thing. If anyone has experienced this and they have any clues to what the future might bring.
- —Guest Ashley
- I just want to quit alcohol. Please help me I am loosing my life. I feel alone and helpless. Anxiety is there.
- —Guest roy
I had enough of the chaos
- And so did my children and the other people who love me. I was a binge drinker and drank 24/7 for as many days as I could, until I was too ill to consume any more alcohol. I did this on and off for 15 years until I finally had enough - my kids deserve better and so do I. I love waking up and remembering the previous night, not having to piece together what kind of stupid crap I'd done, scrutinizing the phone bill to see who iId called and at what time. I like living an honest life and not being a slave to a bottle of poison.
I'm afraid to be let down again
- I am well aware that I have a drinking problem. Every time I drink I feel so bad about myself the next day that I don't for several days or even a week can go by. Then I get the obsession and I forget I'm an alcoholic who always wants more. I'm 31. my life is at a good point. I quit smoking, I work out and have a 6 month baby. I am an amazing mom but I drink now and than and I shouldn't. I always go over the limit and regret the next day. I get so stupid when I drink and I always want more. I don't drink everyday and can even hold off for a week or so, but than I crave a drink and bang, I forget I'm an alcoholic. I want to quit. I am ready, but seriously I am afraid.
- —Guest julia