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Unhappy it needs to stop. - December 28th 2011, 11:23 PM

My sister is in college and she always brings me to parties with her and her boyfriend and some other friends. The first few parties I drank and had fun, which i enjoyed and i didnt think about how alcohol was damaging my brain especially since I am so young. Then when i would go to parties, i would tell myself to not drink but by the end of the night i was drunk. I have a problem and i need to stop. I dont know how though. Its not when Im just at parties. when im at home, my parents have wine coolers and i sneak them out of the fridge and drink them occasionally. Any helpful tips on how to stop?
   
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Re: it needs to stop. - December 29th 2011, 01:11 AM

Hey Gabrylle,

Some people get the opportunities to grow up quicker then others which can actually be a disadvantage. In all honesty you probably shouldn't be partying with your older sister at the moment. I understand you like to be with her but its really not in your best interest to be exposed to that just yet. You have to be able to manage and control your intake of any substance. Your best bet is not to take any alcohol at all. Alcohol really makes me crave other substances and tends to lower ones wits so people actually dare to try another drug in the first place, think of the snowball affect its not worth it.

The answer to stopping is a matter of not going to an older age group party. That's not to say you and your sister can't hangout and do things just in a more positive environment. Drinking is socially acceptable but that doesn't mean its not addicting, some would argue its the most addicting but that's not for me to say.
   
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Re: it needs to stop. - December 29th 2011, 01:47 AM

I agree with Ryan.

First off, I just want to say that I'm glad you recognized that it needs to end - most people wont admit it nor recognize it. I would stop going to parties with your sister - and tell her why. She may think its a stupid reason for a little bit, but as she gets alittle older she will understand that it was a good thing you stopped going to those parties. You have to remember, with drinking comes more problems - and around teenage years that can even mean pregnancy or rape (which unfortunately happens often).

After you tell your sister the truth and stop going to the parties, its time to change the home front. I would try your hardest to stay away from that cabinet (although I know you have been trying). If that hasn't worked then maybe tell your parents to lock it up so 'no one' can get into it.

I hope that you go towards the right path - but I am very proud of you and the current choice you have made which is to lead yourself on a path to a more healthy lifestyle.


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Re: it needs to stop. - December 29th 2011, 02:23 AM

thank you ryan and chris
   
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Re: it needs to stop. - December 29th 2011, 03:45 AM

If you ever need to talk to anyone about it - or if you need more help you can always feel free to PM us. I know sometimes peer pressure and other things can affect a person - so I just want you to know that I'm here for you.

I hope everything works out.


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Re: it needs to stop. - December 29th 2011, 06:19 AM

thank you chris! and ill keep you in mind if i even need help
   
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