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Old 02-02-2019, 08:02 PM   #41 (permalink)
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- several good job I have no career path at the moment
- my mental health
- my family
-my moral compass
- my identity i have no idea of who I am and at 40 its so awful
- my health physically im destroyed going tru several kidney infections
- three suicide attempt
- a stay of 4 day at a mental hospital
- my marriage and the happiness of my spouse
- my sense of reality and self
- money
- opportunities
- care for my pets
- awful decision making and completely paralysis
- my reputation ( everybody knows I am a drunk and I know the looks)
- my will
- my enphaty i am a shell of a person and I don't give a F about anything
- my potential ( i could have been great you know)
- my self love I hate myself in a daily basis
- my life I have wasted so much time and di not made anything of myself
- my nice skin my hair my figure
- my body I use to be an athletic
- my peace
-my hope
-my faith (why did God let this happen to me?)
- my rationality
- my happiness
- the ability to have kids
- my friends
- anything social I am an introvert who like to drink alone
- it isolate me
- my own soul

so much more too
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:42 AM   #42 (permalink)
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What did alcohol take from you? How can you get it back?
As a one word answer, I would say it took away my dignity. I could name other things, but without thinking it through, I think most of those others would be related to dignity.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:01 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Drinking ruined my relationship with my kids. So glad that we are getting along very well now. I really value their respect.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:56 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Everything but, I hope to get it back.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:45 PM   #45 (permalink)
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For me its taken the ability to experience pleasure while sober. Also my health and fitness
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:39 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter.

I got it all back and more in sobriety.

And I'm staying that way.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:10 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Alcohol took away many things from me.

-My ability to see that I had severe issued with depression/anxiety
-My understanding of my emotions
-My ability to be present and mindful
-My career (good riddance it was beverage)
-My money - I used it to "buy" friendships with people who used me
-My body (I gave myself away too freely when drunk and felt so much shame the next day)
-My time with family
-My 20's - I wish I went to college, had normal friends and experiences
-My youth
-My marriage (he couldn't deal with having a wife who couldn't care about him enough to stop or control herself) - this is my biggest regret
-My energy to do my favorite things
-My fitness ( getting back on it!)
-Trust from people I know
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:34 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I don't blame alcohol for the things I've lost or missed out on I blame myself.
Onwards and upwards.
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:18 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Alcohol robbed me of my morals. In sobriety I am finding my morals are actually quite high. In active addiction I had none.
​​​​​​I feel the same way
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:43 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Alcohol didn't take anything from me. I gave it away to be with alcohol.
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Alcohol didn't take anything from me. I gave it away to be with alcohol.
Good point!
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:54 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I would have to say that I surrendered my freedom for alcohol. I love the ability to wake up and treat everyday as an adventure. Quite hard to do if you are looking for a drink or fighting a hangover.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:44 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Too much to list

My alcohol use began and the ripe old age of 6 when it was suggested as a ďmedicineĒ to help with the stress of being sexually abused by an Aunt and Uncle for a period of 7 years. At 7 I began smoking cigarettes and daily drinking at 8. My run lasted 50 years. Iím 62 years old and I have 6 years sober since May 3rd, 2013. So, what did alcohol take from me? In a nutshell, everything.
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I'm so very sorry you were betrayed and abused.

Congratulations on 6 years of sobriety.

Welcome to SR. I'm happy you're here.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:14 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Directly, indirectly or, as a result of the alcoholic lifestyle alcohol has taken my father, two uncles, a cousin and, itís starting to look like a brother in a short amount of time.

It wonít take me!
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Personality
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Quite a devastating list and thats just for starters
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It took my youth I started drinking heavily at 12. I never developed social skills mine are horrible to this day.
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:55 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Personality
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Quite a devastating list and thats just for starters
Same for me and then some.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:00 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Alcohol robbed me of the ability to interact normally with people. Alcoholism robbed me of the ability to interact at all.
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