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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
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I see you've never been married or had an SO.

It's to hide the fact we were drinking so much. The idea is to someday clean them out in secret.



I knew a guy recently that did this

I've had my struggles with alcohol so I'll never judge anyone. Thankfully I never got to the hiding bottles stage.


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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
The beatings will continue until morale improves.

My favorite quote I’ve ever seen on a t shirt from the Mangy Moose-JH, Wyoming


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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
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I knew a guy recently that did this


It's common. I moved once and found my shed full of bottles. Knew I'd put a few there but no idea it wasn't that many. Closet and sock drawer too


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soccerfüt
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
frick hiding the empties.

I’d hide the full ones.

It just means more.


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Knight of Old
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
Because they remind them of what they want but don't have?...


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SpqrTiger
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
Because they subconsciously want to be discovered.



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deeprig9
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
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But oh, he lived by himself.


That's weird. Nobody to hide it from, just hiding the empty bottles.

I'm sorry for your loss.


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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
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The beatings will continue until morale improves. My favorite quote I’ve ever seen on a t shirt from the Mangy Moose-JH, Wyomin


I have that shirt!



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HerbEaverstinks
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
Why don't you tell me, Tammy Wynette.


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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
Not odd at all actually. It's usually due to shame or hiding it from loved ones. My ex fiance was a severe alcoholic, I found at least 50 bottles, hidden in random places, after she left for rehab. Our bathroom curtains had a knot in them, found a half empty bottle in each. They are often so fricked up they forget where they hid them. It was a nightmare.


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How did your BIL die?


We don’t know. Likely a heart attack. He was in really bad shape, been divorced two times, struggled badly with alcoholism, just messed up. Everyone knew it was just a matter of time. Incredibly smart however. Too smart for his own good if that makes sense.


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Giantkiller
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
Because they accumulate so quickly.


Bama and Beer
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
The shakes, withdrawals are real.


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MrLarson
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
You don't want anyone to know how much you are drinking, not family or the garbage man. I believe it's shame/embarrassment that drives you to that point.

I've had times in my life that'd I'd have to hit different liquor stores up on the way home because I didn't want one place to realize how much alcohol I was buying/drinking.

It really is a nightmare of a life.


tidalmouse
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
I'd think to get it out of their sight.

Out of sight,out of mind.Yet,instead of permanently disposing of the empties;there are some that "hide" them.Under the bed,etc..

When an alcoholic has reached that point,it's truly sad.


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Bama and Beer
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
I've never switched stores, never cared. 7am buying 3 mag bottles of wine and do it all again the next morning


MrLarson
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
It would go like this buying

Day one - a handle
Day two - a handle
Day three - had enough for the night
Day four - a handle
Day five - a handle
Day six - a handle because it's Saturday and I could start early.

Day seven - try to recover so I could start over Monday when I got off work.

It was a miserable life.
This post was edited on 11/9 at 4:53 am


cbdman
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
How'd you even function at that rate?!?


MrLarson
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re: Why do alcoholics hide empty bottles?
Barely

Doing 2/3's of a handle a night for 10+ years. I'm not sure how I'm still alive.

ETA:

Plus I'd hydrate like a mofo all day, 10-12 bottles of water to flush out my system.
This post was edited on 11/9 at 5:30 am


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