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I don't drink to cope with my problems. I drink to forget. And then I feel guilty about drinking because of my problems. But today has been an unusually shitty day and I think it warrants mass consumption of alcohol. What about you guys? Drinkers or no?

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I used to drink a lot when i was severly depressed, sometimes evern alone. Last year i remember christmas eve....i took a six pack upstairs and non of my family members said anything..it was awful...so i drank myself numb...ya know..

however, my anxiety started to get worse and i found that i couldent drink anymore without getting overly anxious...i would start having an anxiety attack...so for me...drinking now makes the situation only worse for me...which i guess is a good and bad thing...i havent drank since last year, february, give or take.....and im scared to try it again confused.gif

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this thread will get closed by turtle, she likes to abuse her moderator privledges.

i smoke to cope

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IT doesn't actually make me forget my reason to be sad , instead, I think about that problem when I drink the alcohol.

Besides, it costs money, it does me no good (health), and I don't want to be dependent on it.

I'd rather try to cope with playing my guitar or piano, exercising, or playing Diablo 2 (one of the only videogames that interests me)

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thats so awesome, me too....I love music...and I love to sing...and thats a good way for me to cope...and to forget.....

I also am very chemically unbalanced too I think...so the whole drugs and alcohol thing didnt last that long for me.....

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I enjoy drinking with my mates. However, since my acne got worse, I've only been out about 4 times in the last 9 months. When I did go out I suppose by the end of the night I was thinking about my acne too much, but the next morning when I woke up and looked in the mirror it was still there. I actually felt a bit upset that I'd been walking about in such a public place the night before with all this crap on my face. I'd never drink myself into oblivion just to forget about my acne, because its only a short term relief

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When I go on a night out I'll drink so I'm not too self concious of my face. If I didn't drink I'd just think about my face all night so it helps me to forget.

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I've found that drinking just creates more problems anyway. I had quite a few bad experiences with alcohol (done a lot of stupid shit) and now I don't drink very often. And when I do it's in moderation. I'm not going to touch a drop of alcohol for the next 6 months while i'm on accutane either.

By the way I never drank out of depression, always socially and never very often anyway...

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I was in denial about it for so long.

Yeah I drank, smoked pot and all of the above, and have finally given all it up.

My drinking started out socially then quickly became a problem, not one I was willing to admit.

At one point I was drinking everyday before school. I would go up to the minit mart, using my brothers old DL which was expired, and buy 2 large cans of Keystone Light or just regular Keystone. Crack one of them open and head to school. Sit in the parking lot and just chug em. When I felt numb enough go to class; have another one at lunch and usually one more after school.

Oh yeah, a complete loser by the way. What I thought was interesting though is only the alcoholics and pot heads seemed to actually have no prejudices about me whatsoever; at least not that I could see. So to me I was making "friends" and numbing everything out.

Alcohol finally did me in november 1st '03. To tell you the truth I really don't even remember that night. I know the night before I had gotten really wasted and somehow made it home. Welll the next day I had some beers left and I downed all those. Now when you are drunk you can get some pretty bold or crazy ideas in your head. (that's why they call it impaired judgement) Anyways I concoted a plan to go to the supermarket to steal 2 12-pack cases of beer. One was Coors Light and I only remember that because of the police report. Anyways I ended up making it out of the store just fine with my 2 12-packs of beer. I vaguely remember anything about the rest of the night and then waking up about 8 hours later in what they call the "drunk tank" at the county jail. So after my DUI that was pretty much it for alcohol. I'm still paying $50 a month to be on probation, yes you have to pay to be on probation here, and $75 a month to the courts until who knows how long, besides how much trauma I did to my family.

Then it was weed. Man did I smoke weed. I would smoke weed like a kid with a whole candy shop to himself.

I'm going to get preachy here but I personally found deliverance from the bondage of alcoholism and drugs through Jesus Christ. I hope there are more out there that can too.

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closing a thread is not abnusing your priviliges, it's to prevent everyone from killing eachother here, like in weed forum.

I prefer not to destroy my health. I feel guilty about drinking coffee. Let alone other disgust out there.

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I don't drink to cope with my problems.  I drink to forget.  And then I feel guilty about drinking because of my problems.  But today has been an unusually shitty day and I think it warrants mass consumption of alcohol.  What about you guys?  Drinkers or no?

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i actually have never turned to drinking to cope.. ive done just fine with music and sometimes writing. although.. the "forgetting" effects of alcohol can be somewhat simulated when *not inebriated. like when im with my friends, i purposely push my dismay about my acne from my mind, and just be outgoing, hyper, etc. it does work to some extent.. i do manage to put away my embarassment about my face and just have a good time.. but afterwards it comes back as guilt, in a sense. sorta like "why the hell do psych yourself up to be miss social butterfly when you look like THIS?".. so then even after a good night, during which i actually had fun, i still go to sleep upset. anyways, i digress from the drinking. but thats just something i havnt done. to each his or her own.

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I drink to have fun. I snowboard like there's no manana to cope (and have fun of course), and i smoke the houka to feel goooooood.

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I exercise to cope and guess what?

That controls my acne eusa_dance.gif

so I guess it's a win/win...

sometimes I do a bit of boxing.. greeeat way to get your agressions out; highly recommendable

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