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Why do you drink? - May 27th 2009, 01:07 AM

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I was just wondering why people drink. I might be becoming an alcoholic, I don't know. I'm needing beer more and more often now. I fucking feel like shit. For me it's better to feel numb than knowing my own mother hated me so much that she rejected from birth. It feels better to not feel anything, even though I know I shouldn't block it out like this. God, I fucking hate it!!!
   
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Re: Why do you drink? - May 28th 2009, 01:24 AM

the reason why i drink is to get away from the annoying problems of this world and just have fun with my friends. i like the feeling of being a little tipsy. even though im underage and shouldnt be drinking at all, i still know when to stop b4 things get out of hand.


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Re: Why do you drink? - May 29th 2009, 06:55 AM

I drink to calm the voices in my head, to have a moment of peace. Plus for me, when I'm drinking I'm not depressed, and not being depressed is an addicting feeling.


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Re: Why do you drink? - May 29th 2009, 08:08 AM

To have fun, I don't "need" drink, but am doing so more.
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Re: Why do you drink? - May 29th 2009, 10:03 AM

to be completely honest, because i'd look like a right weirdo if i didn't at most of the parties i go to. everyone drinks, thats just how it is. its probably different around the world, possibly in the states? idk. but around here, pretty much everyone drinks socially from the time they're about 14.


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Re: Why do you drink? - May 29th 2009, 10:09 AM

em cos its lots and lots of fun!

i suppose i drink more when im stressed or i'll look forward to it more but its not a conscious decision, i dont try to reflect my problems in how drunk i get.


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Re: Why do you drink? - May 29th 2009, 12:42 PM

to mask the feelings that i have.
the past and now, things i cant let go of.
to pass out, and try to have a dreamless sleep.
t ofeel like someone different.
this is all when im on my own, alone in my room.
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Re: Why do you drink? - May 29th 2009, 03:16 PM

I like to drink to escape my problems, they seem to go away after drinking. I also love the feeling I get, it's so much better than how I'd be normally.
   
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Re: Why do you drink? - May 29th 2009, 05:56 PM

Well, the reason I drink now is way different then why I started in the fist place.

Why did you originally start drinking?
I originally started drinking out of curiosity and a feeling or semi rebelliousness. I wanted to feel more adult and experience something new. My dad was actually the first person to give me alcohol. I was in middle school and we had been playing poker all night. Before then I was only allowed to taste sips of my parents wine so I felt very mature being allowed to try something stronger.

Why did you continue to drink or why do you drink now?
I honestly continued because I liked the taste and it was something to do. It was a simple way to relax with friends on the weekends and it took the edge off my social anxiety (it's liquid courage for sure).

Do you currently drink? Why or why not?
I don't drink often and I usually only do when I am super stressed. I cut back significantly on my drinking after I had several bad drunk experiences. One night I blacked out and ended up throwing up all night while unconscious. Needless to say that scared me into drinking in moderation.

I would say that the most important things about alcohol consumption are to know your limits (and of course not push them), be in a safe environment, and realize when medical attention might be necessary for someone who is possibly suffering from alcohol poisoning (or anything else that requires medical attention). It is easy to assume someone is going to be okay when their not. The safest plan would be to just refrain from drinking altogether. Sober fun is possible people. Alcoholism is not something you want to gamble with. Make smart choices!

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Re: Why do you drink? - May 30th 2009, 12:31 AM

For me drinking is a break from reality. I do find myself drinking more frequently and I don't see it as a major problem now but it could potientially be. I drink out of being bored or just feeling down. After a drink for a while I feel more alive on more of a high and I know it isn't good to rely on alcohol to feel good.
I feel more confident once I've had a drink, confidence I wouldn't even know was there.
I just feel like a different me drunk or tipsy, a better me.
   
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Re: Why do you drink? - May 30th 2009, 06:31 PM

There are plethoras of different reasons as to why people drink or do drugs. It's for fun, a pasttime when you're bored, to socialize, to gain a false sense of confidence, to escape emotional or physical issues. The possibilities are quite endless.
   
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Re: Why do you drink? - June 1st 2009, 06:24 PM

i drink for many reasons. every now and then i just want to feel less or not be afraid of what i feel.

sometimes drinking numbs me, especially if i smoke weed too. it is the easiest way for me to deal with all my feelings, because i am not really dealing with them, i am burying them deeper.

and when i just drink, like become very drunk, i just don't care what people think about my feelings and it is easier for me to release. it is an escape route.


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