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784382 tn?1376934640
drinking problem?...me??
i never drank in highschool.... not until i hit 21... i hated drinking... i hated the way it made you feel.... i hated the way you felt the next day if you drank to much.... just wasnt my thing.... in highschool i liked to smoke pot.....

but now that in almost 25... i drink every day!.....i go to work and school from 7 am to 10 pm at night and after a long day i just wanna go home and have a drink....i will usually get a pint of barcardi and maybe drink half of it......it shots,,,,

i dont HAVE to have a drink everyday but i like too......sometimes i drink half and i dont even feel drunk/tipsy.....

am i an alcholic??
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495284 tn?1333897642
Hi turkee........Usually when we have to ask if we are an alcoholic or not the answer is right in front of us.  Drinking will take you down and take you down hard.  It is sneaky,sly and cunning.  There is an underlying issue that is causing you to relieve your stress by drinking.  Dont wait till you are 40 yrs old like i did to address the situation.  Alcoholism ruins or health and our lives and causes death.  There are so many healthy ways to deal with stress.  I dont want to see you go down.  You have a lifetime ahead of you.  Think about what i have said and look inside yourself.  Drinking is just a symptom of what is really going on.........sara
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784382 tn?1376934640
thanks sara... i will deff look deep into this.....
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There are a great bunch of people here and we will help you.  Your not alone, just remember that~~~~~~~sara
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u say u like to drink to feel the effect?how do u drink what u say and be able to focus on your work and school?doesn't this affect your performance in both?
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455167 tn?1259261471
Hi. Its difficult to say If you are an alcoholic, but If you are using it daily to cope, and as previously mentioned, are growing concerned about it, you likely do have a potential problem. My story is similar, in that I smoked a lot of weed in high school, and within a few years began to drink daily to relieve the stress of working and going to college. In time, this progressed to using more, and at times earlier in the day to get through my various activities. I then realized that something was wrong, but I didn't know what. I would encourage you to take this very seriously, you may be able to avoid the progressively worse repercussions that some of us have brought upon ourselves. Take care, GM
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I drank Bacardi every day for 33 years,only stopped through both of my pregnancies and for 12 months after I had brain surgery,because I was told I couldn't drink alcohol for 12 months as soon as 12 months was up I went straight back to drinking again.I was drinking 10 to 12 average drinks a night then getting up and leading a normal life during the day,nobody knew how much I drank,even my husband didn't realise the extent of my alcoholism.It took a blood test and finding out I'd damaged my liver for me to be honest with my doctor, my family and myself.I stopped C/T but I know I could easily start drinking again tomorrow,I loved the feeling alcohol gave me.Are you an alcoholic?only you can answer that.I know I'm an alcoholic because I miss the drinking sooo much,I have to keep telling myself it's for my own health,and that I can never drink alcohol again because I know it would get out of hand and I'd go back to drinking every day again.

Hope you can decide whether you have a problem or not-Denise
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1167108 tn?1328442913
The key question is why you drink? If you are doing it to avoid reality then you may be an alcoholic. I am not qualified to make that call.

Do you want to quit drinking? If so I suggest that you talk with AA and explain your situation.

I wish you the bets of luck and let me know if I can do anything to help you.
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999891 tn?1407279676
what is an alcoholic? who can say it is ok or safe to drink x amount? If drinking is causing problems for you or those around you then you need to stop, if you struggle or cant stop then you need help. I turned to drink because of insecurity, I finished up a depressed, paranoid and much more insecure.
Only you can decide if you need to stop, as sara suggested you need to look deep...to thine own self be true

Ray
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1184961 tn?1292577676
Hi you just answered a question I myself was wondering about me. I guess I no longer have to wonder. I am an alcoholic. Just because I drank years ago Then didn't for years, then became addicted to opiates, then enetered recovery., for some unknown reason I thought I could drink again. I quickly learned I wanted more. But did this MAKE me an alcoholic? When you said to turkee23  if you have to ask the answer is right in front of us I knew I had to quit trying to kid myself. Thank you for making me really take a look at myself
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495284 tn?1333897642
We are always here to talk and support you so lean on us.

turkee......how are you doing girl?
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