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sinsboldly
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17 Sep 2016, 6:43 pm

ocdgirl123 wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
ocdgirl123 wrote:
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I'm a little confused. What makes you think I'm an alcoholic? It just because I'm an Aspie?


it's probably because I used your quote to just post my own story. :oops: I apologize, I meant absolutely no commentary
upon your own behaviour or lack of it. I will try to find out how to post without 'replying' to a specific post. :oops:

but I wasn't directing it to YOU, ocdgirl123, I just couldn't find the 'post' button and so hit your reply instead. Sorry

Merle


Apology accepted. :)


Thank you, :)


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17 Sep 2016, 6:55 pm

I don't drink. I can't imagine why somebody would want to consciously reduce their brain function, if only temporarily. Well, actually one time when I was very depressed and anxious, I thought 'I wish I could just switch my brain off', and at that moment I realised why some people choose to drink. I still didn't though, I just cried myself to sleep.

I will never understand social drinking, and the calories associated with alcohol are enough to keep me away.



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18 Sep 2016, 10:28 pm

yeah i might i drink too much. enxiety depression lonliness boredom etc. a few times family has voiced concern but mostly its not noticable. selfmedication for "sensory overload" is a big one. more than a couple days without and the world starts crushing in. ive thought of aa but its hard to know the difference between self medication and alcoholism or if there is any.



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18 Sep 2016, 10:38 pm

people seem to associate drinking alone as unhealthy but it seems as if the standard should be different for the a spectrum or rather depending on personality type



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19 Sep 2016, 6:03 am

Drinking was great for my social anxiety but the downside of me being drunk & social was I turned into a violent a***hole - I no longer drink.


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19 Sep 2016, 6:57 am

I live in abstinence since many years and I think that the resignation of drinking alcohol is good choice. More money, no unpleasant states after drinking too much, no dangers associated with being not sober. I think that it is stupid that some people may think that person who does not drink alcohol is a "weirdo".



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19 Sep 2016, 7:05 am

my body won't tolerate alcohol. but I am an outlier in my family, the rest of whom handle alcohol no prob. if I could drink i'd be blotto. :hic:



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19 Sep 2016, 7:18 am

I am what could be considered a "high functioning alcoholic".

I drink on a nearly daily basis. Whether it is seen as abuse or not is purely based on cause & effect. Biological self destruction aside.

I have other differences that work together to justify my need for ethanol.

I am intoxicated as I speak if that makes a difference...