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How Do You Know... - January 8th 2009, 04:20 AM

If you're addicted to alcohol?
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Re: How Do You Know... - January 8th 2009, 05:22 AM

If you are addicted to alcohol, or anything in that matter. You will need it, both mentally & physically. You will crave it & need it to feel 'normal' or 'ok'.

If your an addict, you would generally put your addiction first & do whatever you can to feed it.

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Re: How Do You Know... - January 8th 2009, 10:04 AM

Do you ever find yourself drinking alone?
Do your friends, or family, ever comment on your drinking?
Do people get angry with you when you drink?
Do you ever black out after drinking, and lose time?
Do you ever drink at odd hours, like in the morning?
Do you feel like you aren't at your best, when you are sober?

All of these questions, and more, are things health professionals may ask you when determining whether or not you are addicted to alcohol.

I reckon that, chances are, if you think you have a problem with drinking, you do. Try attending an AA meeting, just because you can, and talk to some people who have been there.



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Re: How Do You Know... - January 8th 2009, 01:05 PM

Well, the thing is, I'm underage. I don't know how that'd work... ><
That's my main concern about getting help.
   
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Re: How Do You Know... - January 8th 2009, 09:17 PM

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Well, the thing is, I'm underage. I don't know how that'd work... ><
That's my main concern about getting help.
Health professionals, the people at AA, NA, so on, so forth, they don't care about the legality of recreational drug and alcohol use. They just want to help you.



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Re: How Do You Know... - January 9th 2009, 12:11 AM

I'm 15 too but I got the liqour nightly, daily, frickin hourly!
I used to be a self proclaimed alcoholic and well I fought those demons and now I'm fine but if you put a bottle of liqour infront of me I'll damn straight drinker, frig, I'll down er in a matter of seconds.



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Re: How Do You Know... - January 9th 2009, 12:49 AM

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Health professionals, the people at AA, NA, so on, so forth, they don't care about the legality of recreational drug and alcohol use. They just want to help you.

Alright, thank you. That's what I needed to know. I'll be sure to go to a meeting or two. See if they can actually help me out. Man craving it like crazy tonight.
   
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Re: How Do You Know... - January 9th 2009, 02:15 AM

Let me, for clarity's sake, amend my previous statement to say they do not care about the legality of PAST recreational drug and alcohol use. They will always (or should always) encourage you to discontinue your use of illicit substances. That is to say, no one is going to go about turning you in, when you are asking for help.



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Re: How Do You Know... - January 9th 2009, 03:58 PM

Yeah, I get that. Thank you for replying. ^^
   
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