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Old 03-13-18, 07:06 PM   #1
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I drink to numb my anxiety and anger stemming from interpersonal conflict. Regulates my mental state and mood. Makes me more like myself, happy, relaxed, fun. Can anyone relate?
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i drink to regulate my anxiety and increase my ability to not care, does that count
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yeah, pretty much. helps with decompression. i don't drink as much anymore but when i did it was definitely for those reasons. i think those are the common ones.
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i mostly agree with the postings above here...i am a habit drinker,not an alcoholic,my whole family was addicted,my Dad drunk to forget his sorrow he said,but the next day he was in deeper shit then before...lots of people get some booze in their hands to get a buzz,a daze,a deja vue feeling of happiness,i agree with surf and 20something when they say decompress or take some tensions away,never forget that alcohol is a hard drug which causes violence,agression,anger,anxiety...the whole shabang of mental disorders from A to Z?and if i tell you the story of my ex U.K girlfriend who got raped while drunk and on top of that became pregnant because of that fact and decided to bring up her daughter as a single Mom...the OP says=regulates my mental state and mood??
O.K..but that mood is temporarily and when the buzz is over you get dumped into the same life shit then before maybe?i can only say i am not against booze at all,because as i said i am a habit drinker,but if the booze leads oneself to irresponsable behaviour,uncontrolled sex,mood switches...then i say a big no,i know some girls or friends over here who cannot control,it's never enough buzz,if we cannot learn to control or moderate ourself in lots of issues in life then we're asking for shit,is it not?stability is something we should go for in life,booze gives a fake feeling of selfworth,stability...it's just in a daze,often a fake or tricky one...i don't think interpersonal problems are solved by boozing,i think conversations solve problems sometimes,if people listen to what is said and do not live in an internet fixation?or frustration?life has to be lived and in order to do that action is needed==action creates reaction...booze makes us think in a numb way..it freezes positive thinking sometimes..and it creates pessimism...
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I don't drink to get drunk. I don't seek out "fun." I just drink to numb the anger.
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i drink to regulate my anxiety and increase my ability to not care, does that count
Yeah that counts. I can relate.
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