Bound To Be

January 31, 2011
By , Pevely, MO
When i was a freshman, I was told that I was bound to wind up an alcoholic just because my dad was.

'There is an 85% chance that if your parents are alcoholics, you will be one too.' That scared me. I didn't want to grow up to be an alcoholic! I didn't want to drink myself to death! And I also didn't want my little brother or sister to either. But, she convinced me, so I took a turn and drank whenever the opportunity presented itself. No. I never got drunk. I never even got tipsy, but i drank, because i figured I should get a head start on it while i was young.

Then came my sophomore year. All of my thoughts about alcohol changed. My best friend decided she wanted to get drunk. She called a bunch of people, and told a bunch of lies. Now I look at the mess she is in. None of her friends trust her. None of them believe anything she says. She has no one all because she was stupid and got drunk.

Now, looking at her i realize i don't want to live that life. I don't want to lose my friends and family. I don't want to screw up my whole life just because a teacher said I would be an alcoholic. Now, I am looking above it all. I don't drink a drop of alcohol, though, sometimes it calls to me. I am strong enough now to refuse it. And i wish everyone my age could be strong enough to refuse it too.

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hope95 said...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm
i am thankful that i waz/am able 2 stay away from da stuff buts itz still tempting sometimes. i just hope everything iz going better for you. i am new 2 this website n every time i get upset i get on here n i somehow feel better. hopefully the people on here n da things they do can help u as they have me:) life will always have their complications, we just have 2 find our own way 2 deal wit them n get on wit our lives n i want u 2 kno that anything i say on here... im not lookin 4 pity i just ho... (more »)
kp...midd-town said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm
both of mi parents are/were alcoholics and i have done mi best not to be like them. mi father passed away wen i was 6 of lung cancer and mi mom got pressured into drugs. everybody said i would end up just like her and i have spent the rest of mi life trying to disprove them. i love mi mother very much and i am so proud that she finally gave up the booze.... too bad it waz after the damage waz done:(?
htrae22 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm
i am so sorry you have to go through that you seem like a very nice person
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