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Old 01-11-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question "Stuck"

Ive been partying on & off for the past 7 yrs now. I just turned 26 two days ago. For the past 9 months Ive been out to the bar every single weekend. I am having a really difficult time trying to let go of being a 'party girl'. Although I am not physically addicted to alcohol, I am addicted to the drinking/bar enviroment. How do I get away from this??
The idle mind is the Devil's workshop.

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Old 01-11-2008, 02:19 PM   #2
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Re: "Stuck"

Well, the city you live in doesn't help, does it? You just have to associate yourself with different friends, environment.. and make it a concius effort to find something else to do. It's sort of like any other addiction. Just my humble opinion..


Old 01-11-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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Re: "Stuck"

You know, i was just going to say that. I live right outside the city but i go in all the time..if you are not going to bars/clubs at night, what else is there to do? That is a huge problem.

Old 01-11-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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Re: "Stuck"

Well, I do admit that I somewhat enjoy the party scene. However, my health doesnt agree. Im not suppose to drink, at all. Its strange, during the week its never on my mind, but once Friday comes, its like a switch turns on & I immediatly think " I wanna go out tonight, I want to party".
I guess im having a hard time finding something to subsitute it with.

btw, I dont live in Manhattan, Im in one of the 5 boroughs. A small place actually.
The idle mind is the Devil's workshop.

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Old 01-11-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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Re: "Stuck"

If you're not supposed to drink at all, than you do have a problem.

I was the same way, not supposed to drink because of hepatitic C, but kept drinking moderately on weekends, until I got really really sick, caused permanent severe liver damage, and now suffer great deals of pain because of it.....then managed to get hooked on opiates as well. Some things you can't change once they happen, so perhaps you should try to find some new friends and new routines....Sounds like it's time..something to think about!

Old 01-14-2008, 10:18 AM   #6
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Re: "Stuck"

Well, I am trying my hardest to stay away. Ive realized there is too much crap that comes after partying. I just hope I am strong enough.
The idle mind is the Devil's workshop.

Old 01-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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Re: "Stuck"

I used to party wayyyy too much too. I'm almost 23 and im only in my sophmore year of college. that's pathetic..

IT was always easier for me to pary with everyone becuase my parents have money and i do fine in school no matter what, and im a good looking guy and i can start a conversation with the light pole. Well anyways, i started drinking and smoking and doing whatever i could get my hands on and it turned into a everyday thing.

One thing you have to understand is we, as humans are creatures of habit.
So anything you do habitually will turn into a ritual and that creates addiction alot of the times. Whether that be to partying,games,sex,drugs, whatever.

you have to break away from the scene you are in now to force a change. You need to get away from all the bad people and start over. Your true friends will understand and hopefully when your head is clear you will for sure know who's there for you and who's not.

Most of all you gotta want to change for you. You have to live with you all day everyday and if that isnt the life you want then you gotta be willing to make a change. I hope the best for you and its not easy but trust me it gets much better. Im still trying myself so im just getting there but i will keep you in my prayers and good luck!

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