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Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by crc3thebest, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. crc3thebest

    crc3thebest Community Champion

    In the past, I was the life of the party! Everything was great back then, at least I thought. The partying was epic with all my friends, until a few passed away. I have never experienced such anguish in my whole life! We used to do everything together. You never experienced sorrow until a love one dies! My whole life revolved around getting wasted with friends and partying. Who cared about work? Our future can be controlled as long as you are able to do the work. We just have to strive through determination! Has anyone experienced losing a close friend or love one?
  2. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    That is how most people enter the drug and alcohol scene. Partying seems to take up their whole life. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your friends. I have seen friends of friends die and it is so tragic to witness.
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  3. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    The party scene is where I started too.
    I got out before things got really heavy.
    From what I hear a few of my old squad are in jail, and one died when he crashed his motorcycle riding drunk & high.
    I still pray for them and their family's and I hope they find peace.
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  4. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    It is possible to have party the night away without actually getting wasted. The problem with many young people today is that they always equate partying to booze, drugs and all those things that can ruin their youth. There's nothing wrong with partying as long as you stay grounded and just enjoy the company of family or friends. I'm kind of worried for a few of my friends who have this kind of mindset. I keep reminding them and am just crossing my fingers that somehow my simple reminders will get through them.
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  5. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    I get to outfit a lot of the party goers in my job and I know only too well how the parties go. Many are about lots of weed and drinks and I hear it's a lethal combination. Crc3thebest, I am glad you and others have put that behind you.
    I still love a good party, but when I do get out my parties are mostly old school with a moderate amount of booze.
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  6. CallipygianGamine

    CallipygianGamine Community Champion

    I was a bit of a party girl in my younger years, but I never witnessed anyone dying. The closest that ever happened was one of my former friends starting to develop some serious health issues from drinking too much. As far as I know, he realized he had a problem and turned himself around. Between that and some of the things that were starting to happen around us, I think it gave the majority of us enough of a scare to scale back and eventually stop.
  7. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    Fresh out of talking parties and two youngsters are her reminiscing about the good old house parties they used to attend that were fight free and MOSTLY drug free. One that I have been warning about his company said he was at a local "dub" and he saw so potential for violence he was more than concerned. Dub are these fetes where there have lots of weed and lewd behaviour. Mind you, weed is illegal in my country but it doesn't stop them.
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  8. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    You can also have a damn good time without any alcohol or drugs. Being sober is only as dull and boring as you make it. ;)
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  9. crc3thebest

    crc3thebest Community Champion

    Thanks for your support!
  10. crc3thebest

    crc3thebest Community Champion

    I am sorry to hear about what happened to your friends. Hope all is well!
  11. crc3thebest

    crc3thebest Community Champion

    Thanks, for posting a quite wise post! You definitely understand the reason why so many fall to the partying epidemic. Hope your friends make it through!
  12. kjonesm1

    kjonesm1 Community Champion

    I have been fortunate enough to not have any experience with death in my life. My friends and family, praise God, are intact. I'm sorry to hear about your loss and I'm sure you can still have fun without being wasted.
  13. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    Partying is not good. There can be both good and bad versions of partying, better decide reasonably.
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  14. crc3thebest

    crc3thebest Community Champion

    I agree there are many different types of parties, we all know which ones we should attend. Thanks for posting!
  15. gracer

    gracer Community Champion

    I used to do that too when I was younger. Partying the night away and waking up to a terrible headache from a terrible hangover and having the smell of alcohol and cigarettes with me. Luckily I was able to get myself out of that life. I am now happy and contented with my life. With regards to losing loved ones or friends to drugs or substances, I have had my share too. I have seen friends and relatives waste their life away from addiction and it's really heartbreaking.

    This is why we need to realize that life is truly beautiful if we leave addictions behind. Easy to say and hard to do but with passion and perseverance, it will happen in time.
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  16. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    No problem! Remember that you aren't alone and everyone on the forum is here to help you.
  17. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    I think to clarify this: Alcohol and drugs and partying do not mix well.
  18. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    I am so sorry for you loss. Do you still talk to any of them?
  19. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    That might be one of the greatest posts that I have ever seen on this forum. That is just the truth and I think these past few generations have failed to realize that fully, which sucks because sober life is really so nice.
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  20. dayyad

    dayyad Member

    I have to be honest I don't really understand the allure of party culture anymore. In my opinion seeing all the negative effects it can have on you and your family there is no reason good enough that justifies carrying on with it.
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