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12 Oct 2008, 3:12 am

I'm glad I'm not alone in this! :)

But why are some members being allowed to gleefully break rules in the first place?



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12 Oct 2008, 6:00 am

From 18-20, I drank pretty heavily...and then my mom found a ton of empty beer bottles in my room (two large trash cans worth...hey, I was a lazy idiot) and confronted me about it.

After that, I used weed as a crutch, to the point that I got a prescription for it. Much like NocturnalQuilter said about alcohol, any weirdness that others perceived was generally attributed to the fact that I smoked about a gram of weed a day.

I've recently quit that, as I've come to realize that it simply makes my Asperger's worse.

Now I'm starting to find myself returning to alcohol. I know that I should probably worry about the fact that I'm starting to develop a taste for straight bourbon, but at least I have my short-term memory back...



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12 Oct 2008, 6:09 am

I prefer pot - I drink but I don't really like alcohol, I find it too harsh. I doubt whether I would ever become an alcoholic, I can't take the hangovers. It's also not in my gene pool. I don't mind a beer or 3, a few nights a week, but I can't drink like young people can. I don't drink much at all if there's no pot around.



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12 Oct 2008, 6:23 am

I drink quite a lot. Especially before I know that I have to go out and socialise with people. I just find it easier to be around people when I'm a little bit tipsy. I drink sometimes in the week as well, especially after a bad day at work - would say that at the moment, I get through about 3 bottles of wine a week. I would like to cut down, but situations and life make me need to drink.



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12 Oct 2008, 6:31 am

Funny. I've just started drinking wine as a custom. And I drink it alone, sometimes stewing in negative emotions like fear, anger, resentment, and sadness.



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12 Oct 2008, 7:52 am

i honestly raid the drink cupboard alot of the time when my mum and evry1 else is in bed


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12 Oct 2008, 7:57 am

I am well aware of how dangerous alcohol is for me. I have an uncle who was an alcoholic for a number of years, so I know the gene for alcohol-dependency runs in the family. The disease could claim me as it claimed that uncle of mine. He has his s**t together now, thank God.



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12 Oct 2008, 12:05 pm

NocturnalQuilter wrote:
I admit it freely- I drink. A lot. Usually 6 or more drink per day, every day. It helps me to numb the fear, stiffle the doubts and gloss over the idiotic things I tend to say or do ("Oh, he's just been drinking". I guess for much of my adult life I've rathered preferred to be The Drunk rather than That Guy with What's-It-Called.


Having 'been there' myself, I can tell you that, no, you don't want to be known as The Drunk. I've been called similar names in the past and it's a stigma you never shake, no matter how many years it's been between now and your last drink or last hit of speed.

Like you, I wanted to numb myself against the cold, hard world that treated me like s**t, and it worked for a while. But then one day you will wake up and think, "I don't want to live like this any more." You'll start wanting that which your similarly-aged peers have - a house, a car, a good job, etc - and you can't have all this because you've just spent ten years in a haze.

When I got to that point of realization, I started thinking thoughts like, "I don't want to live anymore." I attempted suicide 5 times in my life, and it wasn't until I quit drinking and doing dope that I finally found a way to salvage what was left of my life and begin facing it head-on.

You can't hide from life behind a bottle forever. Sooner or later, your body starts giving out in ways you never thought of and it will happen a lot sooner than you'd think. I knew a guy, a functioning alcoholic, who died of kidney failure at the age of 32. It was a slow and painful death. Trust me, you don't want to go that way. You don't want to be 'The Guy They Found Dead in a Cheap Motel Room.'


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12 Oct 2008, 1:12 pm

i drink too much, problem is they think i may have pda as well as aspergers, and then they tell me not to drink....derrrrr!



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12 Oct 2008, 1:59 pm

slowmutant wrote:
I'm glad I'm not alone in this! :)

But why are some members being allowed to gleefully break rules in the first place?

they are not 'allowed', they are just not detected and BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MODERATORS. We have always encouraged people to report violation of the rules to our attention. We can't be everywhere, you know.

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12 Oct 2008, 9:45 pm

sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
I'm glad I'm not alone in this! :)

But why are some members being allowed to gleefully break rules in the first place?

they are not 'allowed', they are just not detected and BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MODERATORS. We have always encouraged people to report violation of the rules to our attention. We can't be everywhere, you know.

Merle


Not like the agents in The Matrix? :(



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12 Oct 2008, 10:00 pm

slowmutant wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
I'm glad I'm not alone in this! :)

But why are some members being allowed to gleefully break rules in the first place?

they are not 'allowed', they are just not detected and BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MODERATORS. We have always encouraged people to report violation of the rules to our attention. We can't be everywhere, you know.

Merle


Not like the agents in The Matrix? :(


?? sorry, I fell asleep during the Matrix and don't remember much before I conked out.

Merle


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12 Oct 2008, 10:03 pm

sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
I'm glad I'm not alone in this! :)

But why are some members being allowed to gleefully break rules in the first place?

they are not 'allowed', they are just not detected and BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MODERATORS. We have always encouraged people to report violation of the rules to our attention. We can't be everywhere, you know.

Merle


Not like the agents in The Matrix? :(


?? sorry, I fell asleep during the Matrix and don't remember much before I conked out.

Merle


:lol:



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12 Oct 2008, 11:50 pm

sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
I'm glad I'm not alone in this! :)

But why are some members being allowed to gleefully break rules in the first place?

they are not 'allowed', they are just not detected and BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MODERATORS. We have always encouraged people to report violation of the rules to our attention. We can't be everywhere, you know.

Merle


Not like the agents in The Matrix? :(


?? sorry, I fell asleep during the Matrix and don't remember much before I conked out.

Merle


That happened to me when i tried to watch "the crow"


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13 Oct 2008, 12:01 am

Fuzzy wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
I'm glad I'm not alone in this! :)

But why are some members being allowed to gleefully break rules in the first place?

they are not 'allowed', they are just not detected and BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MODERATORS. We have always encouraged people to report violation of the rules to our attention. We can't be everywhere, you know.

Merle


Not like the agents in The Matrix? :(


?? sorry, I fell asleep during the Matrix and don't remember much before I conked out.

Merle


That happened to me when i tried to watch "the crow"


and Roger Rabbit. I don't know if it was the same reason, but I have been awake for more movies than those I have fallen asleep in.

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