- Don't punish yourself. That guilt feeling makes you want to drink. You are still a person. Xxx
- —Guest Steven
Story of my life, but not today
- Today is the day I quit drinking. I have been in and out of rehab but I am telling myself today I can do it. I am going to go to some meetings tomorrow. I just have to much to live for. I spoke with a really nice guy from a treatment center who was also a recovering alcoholic. It was nice because he could relate, unlike the rest of my friends and family. I worry too much, I drink too much and it's over. I'm so done right now. This last binge I had three big bottles in three days. Don't want to lose my job OR my family, and am tired of people thinking I'm crazy. Good luck to everyone and I can say, although I'm just starting back on this journey. Talk to people. You would be surprised how so many people suffer from this.
- —Guest Jessica
- I am 36 and got placed into a mental institution for the first time. I got out today. Was able to detox while in this mental institution. I have been drinking heavily for 8 months and have learned that when I drink I can become very dangerous and I black out. At this point and time I am fearful if I take another drink I could seriously hurt someone
- —Guest Please forgive me
Stop before its too late
- Quit binge drinking, rock bottom for that boat was when I went out to the bar, blacked out, came out of a black out 30 miles away at a casino and realized I put $3000 on 1/3rd of a roulette board...lost. (I did not drive,) luckily the only victim was my wallet and my liver this time...not chancing it again
- —Guest Dan
- I'm the life of the party. I drink and start making the jokes, about my wife and family. I'm not a very good person when I drink. My family deserves better, God gave me so much, and I've wasted so much of what he has given me. It is time to let go and let God!
- —Guest Tom the drunk !
One day at a time
- Ive also got five years and miss my family. But no matter how hard it gets I still dont need or want to drink. I choose not to get numb no more.
- —Guest Dawn Di Donna
- 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