Do you use alcohol to numb your pain?

@megs85 (3145)
Australia
February 2, 2007 5:25am CST
Right now, yes. I am off my face drunk, trying to forget about all the bad things in my life. I know it isnt responsible, I know it isnt right, but havent you ever got to a stage when you have had enough and dont know wat to do? That is me...right this second. Hoping I make sense. Hoping I dont get negatives for my pain and my ways of dealing with it. Ive tried to be strong, but now... I jsut want the worls to stop, just for a minute, just to catch my breath...y'know?
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@manmaxman (850)
• India
3 Feb 07
ya some time to remove my pain and make me happy
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• United States
2 Feb 07
No, because that's just pathetic. Why not use real therapy, like listening to music or going out with friends? Drinking is only going to make it worse in the long run. I swear, some people just don't think.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Sometimes you have to be mean to get a point across to someone.
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@indywahm (808)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I do not drink now and have not for 4 years ,but i used to drink because I was unhappy. Now i just sit on my computer!LOL.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I tried to drink away the pain of my wife dying but it didnt work and it did hurt me more than I knew at the time.
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Hey megs :D This may get me a backlash but I don't think there's anything wrong w/ it. Now, I'm not advocating getting drunk everyday but if you've had a bad day & things are rising up in your head you know one of those days where everything from anytime is bothering you I think it's okay to get drunk & passout then start fresh tomorrow. I hope you're feeling better now ;) +'s 4 U :)
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• Netherlands
12 Feb 07
Yeah it may be the wrong way to go about it but you will do it the way you NEED to and this doesn't necessarily mean the right way. If this moment makes you feel better then no worries. Don't let people tell you how bad it is, because you already know that. Grief is such a thing that there is never a right answer when figuring out how to manage it. For each it is different. Some people can only feel better by the bottle but others will find another way. I hope that you will find your way through it and come out better. :)
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3 Feb 07
u knw the fact that u are writing this showz that u dont like being drunk...that u need help..!! then y are u doing it??...!! talk 2 a frend or some1 u trust abt ur probz...its gonna be more effective than getting pissed....n u sure wont get up wid a hangover in the mornig!!!!
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I think everyone at some time has done the same, I certainly have
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I can understand when your going thru bad things, but I keep in mind that no matter if I drank a lot to forget troubles, they'd still be there when I sobered up! I hope things get better for you!
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
I'm sorry you feel that way I did do that when I was younger but it didn't help at the time I thought it did but it only masks the problem. I hope you findyourself and works things out
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Yes, I know and I am sorry about what you're going through. Life is just that way sometimes and I wish that we don't have problems in our lives and just live a happy life forever. So, just hang in there because bad things don't last forever. They do change into something good eventually.
@Gmens91 (389)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Yes, I do. Sometimes it helps, as you forget your problems while drinking. But after I'm sober again the world seems to go crashing down on me faster than before. I know it's a bad habit, but I find peace and solitude, even for a moment.
@kash_if (201)
• Pakistan
3 Feb 07
no not at all i just keep on adding and storing all my pains ... :) and when iem happy i cancell out those pains with my happiness ... :)
3 Feb 07
I used to... when I was younger. I was a coward. Now that I'm older, I learned that the only way to ease the pain is to face it and never run away from it.
@kvijay (16)
• India
3 Feb 07
tats very bad 2 hear.i mean look drinkin in a social event s acceptabl but bein addicted or drinkin 4 ur said reason s not acceptabl
3 Feb 07
I don't because alcohal makes everything worse for me. It makes me feel really sick and dizzy. Maybe one day i'll get to the stage where i will be able to drink a lot of it but i hope not.
@pyadiki (306)
• India
3 Feb 07
yes some times i do use it , i mean i do drink ,because atleast it makes us forget our feeling or our sad stories and it gives us a good sleep also , but it cant be the permanent and once we will have to wake up and will have to make the adjustments with our life . dont worry be happy.
• United States
3 Feb 07
it won't help cure the pain
@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Yes I have very recently done this. I probably shouldn't have done it but sometimes it seems like the only way out for a short while. Its like you want to do anything to be able to escape your own life for a little while. The pain might be back tomorrow but right now you feel alot better. It helps keep you sane to do it every once in a while. Just a small way to escape.
@algie123 (289)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
I always drink whenever i was in the pain, it is the great way for me to numb the pain. I cant endure the intense pain my grandpa thought me to do it.
• United States
3 Feb 07
I haven't and I'll never will. I work on focusing my pain onto other things so I don't get to a point where I have to turn to other things to feel better. I used to cope with pain in other ways and they were pretty destructive as well. However, I've moved away from that on to better ways of coping.