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THESE ARE STATEMENTS FROM DRUNK DRIVERS REGARDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEIR ARRESTS.


THEY ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF PEOPLE IN DENIAL OF THEIR ADDICTION. THESE EXCUSES ARE ATTEMPTS TO RATIONALIZE THEIR BEHAVIOR AND JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS.


THE CLIENTS WILL BLAME OTHER PEOPLE, CLAIM THEIR ARREST IS A ONE-TIME OCCURRENCE OR ABERRATION.


THEY WILL USE THE WEATHER OR SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AS AN EXCUSE FOR THEIR ACCIDENTS.


THESE STATEMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE INSANITY OF THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION AND QUITE OFTEN CONTRADICT EARLIER TESTIMONY.

© 2014 Christopher Keeley, LICSW


DENIAL / RATIONALIZE / JUSTIFY / MINIMIZE


1) “ I AM NOT MUCH OF A DRINKER.”

2) “ I AM FULLY CAPABLENOT ONE TO GET DRUNK.”

3) “ WHEN I DO DRINK I DO NOT DRIVE.”

4) “ I DO NOT THINK IT IS A BIG PROBLEMSMOKING YES BUT NOT DRINKING.”

5) “ I DID GREAT ON THE FIELD TEST.”

6) “ THE SIZE OF THE DRINKS WERE HEALTHY , PRETTY GOOD ONES.”

7) “ I COULD NEVER DRINK EVERY DAY. “

8) “ I DO NOT GET DRUNK AND WASTE THE WHOLE NEXT DAY.”

9) “ BEING DRUNK TO ME IS WHERE I HAVE A HANGOVER THE NEXT DAY.”

10) “ I DO NOT GET TO THE POINT OF FALLING DOWN OR BLACKING OUT.”

11) “ IF I GO OUT , I WAIT AN HOUR BEFORE I LEAVE THE CLUB, IF I AM DRIVING.”

12) “ I WAS NOT REAL DRUNK, BUT I WAS OVER THE LIMIT.”

13) “ I NEVER GET DRUNK, I HAVE A SOCIAL DRINK. “

14) “ I WAS REALLY YOUNG THE LAST TIME I GOT DRUNK , WHEN I WAS 17 … I DID NOT DRINK IN HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS CLEANCUT AND PLAYED SPORTS. “

15) “ I DID EXCELLENT ON THE FIELD TEST , I WAS NOT STUMBLING OR EVEN MUMBLING.”

16) “ THIS IS OR WAS JUST MY FIRST TIME.”

17) “ BASICALLY I DO NOT FEEL I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL , WRONG PLACE , WRONG TIME.”

18) “ I ONLY DRINK IN PUBLIC , IN A BAR OR A PARTY.”

19) “ I ONLY DRINK BEER.”

20) “ I ONLY DRINK WINE WITH DINNER.”

21) “ I DO NOT DRINK AT HOME OR ALONE OR EVEN BUY ALCOHOL OTHER THAN AT THE CLUB.”

22) “ BY SEEING THE WAY MY PARENTS WERE , I VOWED THAT I WOULD NEVER BECOME AN ALCOHOLIC.”

23) “ BARTENDERS KNOW ME I AM GENEROUS WITH TIPS.”

24) “ I ALMOST STOPPED —- I ONLY SMOKE MARIJUANA.”

25) “ IN ALL THE CLUBS THAT I GO TO … THAT IS THE NORMAL SIZE DRINK.”

26) “ ONE CONVICTION , LIKE GETTING CAUGHT ONE TIME , FOR ONE INSTANCE , POOR DECISION MAKING , I WOULD RATHER PAY THE FINE.”

27) “ 20 WEEKS & 20 A.A. MEETINGS —- LIKE PRISON —- THIS IS RIDICULOUS FOR SOCIAL DRINKING.”

28) “ THIS WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT , AN ABERRATION.”

29) “ I AM GOING TO A WEDDING THIS WEEKENDHOW AM I GOING TO TOAST THE BRIDE? “

30) “ IT WAS AN ANOMALOUS CIRCUMSTANCE . THERE IS NO REASON TO COMPLETELY STOP DRINKING.”

31) “ I AM GOING TO HAVE TO BE WITH PEOPLE WHO REALLY DO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DRINKING.”

32) “ THERE IS STILL BEER IN MY REFRIGERATOR.”

33) “ BUT I WAS NOT DRIVING. “

34) “ UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES I HAVE DIFFICULTY NAVIGATING AROUND D C . , I WAS JUST TRYING TOTELL THE POLICE THAT ALL I NEED IS DIRECTIONS .”

35) “ I WAS DRINKING ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. “

36) “ I HAVE NEVER MISSED A DAY OF WORK FROM DRINKING.”

37) “ IT WAS A RARE OCCASION.”

38) “ I WAS WITH THE WRONG PERSON. “

39) “ I ONLY DRINK IN SPELLS.”

40) “ I NEVER DRANK SO MUCH THAT I HAD TO RECOVER FROM IT. “

41) “ I ONLY DRINK 2 OR 3 TIMES A YEAR. “

42) “ I CAN NOT GO TO ( HAVE NOT BEEN TO ANY YET ) A.A. MEETINGS , IT HAS BEEN A BUSY YEAR.”

43) “ I AM NOT AN ALCOHOLIC. “

44) “ I’ AM WELL AWARE I WAS A BAR MANAGER AND NO ONE GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT. “

45) “ I KNOW DENIAL IS THE FIRST SIGN OF SOMEONE HAVING A PROBLEM . “

46) “ MY 15 YEAR OLD KID BROTHER SAID I WAS IN DENIAL ASKING ME IF I HAD A DRINKING PROBLEM .”

47) “ THAT NIGHT, FATIGUE AND CONFUSION – I JUST SCREWED UP. “

48) “ MY FATHER IS A BINGE ALCOHOLIC , WHEN HE DRANK , HE DRANK A LOT. HIS BEHAVIOR MODIFIED , HE STILL DRINKS NOW UNDER CONTROL AND DOES NOT DO IT TO EXCESS. “

49) “ I DO NOT DRINK OFTEN . “

50) “ I WOULD NOT DRINK IF I HAD TO DRIVE ANYWHERE AND I WOULD TRY TO KEEP IT DOWN TO 3 DRINKS. “

51) “ THAT WAS THE DAY BEFORE I GOT MARRIED , IS THE REASON THAT I WENT ALL OUT. “

52) “ I CAN NOT REMEMBER IT WAS A WHOLE LOT. “

53) “ I PROBABLY DRINK AROUND A PINT. “

54) “ I MIGHT STOP FOR 2 OR 3 MONTHS BEFORE I START RIGHT BACK UP AGAIN. “

55) “ I HAD ALREADY STOPPED DRINKING BY THEN AN HOUR OR AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER. “

56) “ I FORGOT TO PUT MY TURN SIGNAL ON. “

57) “ I GOT TIRED OF DRINKING SO I SLOWED DOWN FOR A WHILE. “

58) “ I DO NOT EVEN USUALLY DRINK. “

59) “ MOST OF THE TIME IF I HAVE A DRINK IT IS IF I GO OUT WITH MY DOCTOR FRIENDS. “

60) “ TAKE A DRINK EVERY DAY, NO. “

61) “ MY BROTHER IS A CHRISTIAN . “

62) “ I TURNED THE CORNER , SHE PULLED ME OVER , DRIVE SAFE , SEAT BELT ON, NO BLINKER. “

63) “ I DO NOT DRINK TO WHERE IT ALTERS MY PHYSICAL , STATE OF MIND , SLURRED, OR TO GET DRUNK. “

64) “ NO FIELD TEST, I WAS NOT HOSTILE, DISRESPECTFUL, SAID YES MADAME, AND TOOK A CAB HOME.”

65) “ DOING 50 IN A 35 MPH ZONE FOLLOWING PEOPLE IN FRONT OF ME. “

66) “ I SUPPOSE DAD HAS BEEN INTO EVERYTHING ( DRUGS ) YOU CAN IMAGINE. “

67) “ I DID NOT QUIT FOR ME , I HAD AN OLD GIRLFRIEND WHO DID HAVE A BAD PROBLEM AND WE QUIT TOGETHER FOR A LONG TIME.”

68) “ I DO NOT USE DRUGS. “

69) “ ONLY TRIED IT ( SMOKED MARIJUANA ) IT DID NOT DO ANYTHING FOR ME. “

70) “ RAN IN TO A WALL . ( CRASHED ). “

71) “ I GOT STUPID ONCE. “

72) “ MY MOTHER IS A BEER DRINKER.”

73) “ I DRINK ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, AND ON SUNDAYS, 2 BEERS EACH DAY. “

74) “ I DO NOT DRINK THE HARD STUFF.”

75) “ I DO NOT DRINK VERY MUCH. “

76) “ AFTER COLLEGE I DID NOT DRINK HARDLY AT ALL. “

77) “ THE PUNCH WAS CONCOCTED BY A FRIEND. “

78) “IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, SOMEONE HIT ME FROM BEHIND.”

79) “ I FELL ASLEEP IN MY CAR IN MY APARTMENT PARKING LOT MY FOOT HIT THE ACCELERATOR AND I HIT A CAR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PARKING LOT. I THEN TOOK ANOTHER DRINK. “

80) “ I TAKE A DRINK FOR LUNCH EVERY NOW AND AGAIN .”

81) “ I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS ILLEGAL TO MAKE A U – TURN AT A RED LIGHT IN DALLAS. “

82) “ I WAS NEVER A BIG DRINKER. “

83) “ IF I HAVE NOT BEEN DRINKING THE NIGHT BEFORE I FEEL BETTER THE NEXT MORNING. “

84) “ SINCE I NEVER REALLY CRAVE A DRINK IN THE PAST I CAN NOT SAY THAT IT IS A MAJOR CHANGE IN MY LIFESTYLE. “

85) “ I WANT TO QUIT. “

86) “ I TRY TO MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT NOT TO DRINK WHEN I AM IN BARS. “

87) “ IT WAS AN ACCIDENT I COLLIDED WITH A CAR AND BRUSHED A PARKED CAR. “

88) “ A CAR CAME OUT IN FRONT OF ME AND MY BRAKES LOCKED , THE SKID NOISE ALERTED THE COPS WHO PULLED ME OVER. “

89) “ I AM STILL DRINKING , IT WAS CHRISTMAS TIME , WE FINISHED A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE.”

90) “ IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, A FELLOW JUST RAN IN TO MY CAR. “

91) “ I NORMALLY DRINK ON HOLIDAYS. “

92) “ IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE WHO DRINKS, ANYONE, WHO GETS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR. “

93) “ I FOUND OUT THE CAR WAS STOLEN AND THERE WERE BEERS ALREADY IN THE CAR. “

94) “ I CONTROL THE RATE AT WHICH I GET INTOXICATED. “

95) “ I WENT TO THE PSYCHIATRIST TO GET OFF , TO NOT DRINK. “

96) “ AN OVER ZEALOUS ROOKIE BOOKED ME. “

97) “ I WAS DRINKING TO DEADEN THE PAIN OF WHIPLASH. “

98) “ I PASSED THE FIELD TEST COMPLETELY, I AM A 3 – D BLACK BELT JUDO INSTRUCTOR. “

99) “ XANAXUSED TO TAKE 3 TIMES NOW 1 TIME A DAY FOR INSOMNIA. “

100) “ MY PSYCHIATRIST SAID TAKE XANAX DAILY FOR INSOMNIA BUT DO NOT DO IT THE SAME TIME WHILE DRINKING I USE TO USE TRYPTOPHAN FOR 10 YEARS FOR SLEEP. “

101) “ FROM 69 – 72 , I DRANK EVERY NIGHT TO UNCONSCIOUSNESS. “

102) “ PSYCHELDELICS IS NOT FOR ME – BUT I TOOK LSD 60 TIMES . “

103) “ I DIDN’T DO BUT JUST A LITTLE BIT (HEROIN) ON CHRISTMAS … I KNOW IT WASN’T RIGHT.”

104) “ I NEVER USE TO DRINK HEAVY , A BEER NOW AND THEN ON WEEKENDS AFTER WORK. “

105) “ I DON’T DRINK. “

106) “ POLICE TOLD ME I WAS DRUNK, I HAD A LIGHT OUT IN BACK AND DIDN’T KNOW IT. “

107) “ I STOPPED DRINKING 3 YEARS AGO, I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO DRINK WITH MEDICATION , I TAKE A TRANQUILIZER FOR DIZZINESS. “

108) “ I WAS 15 YEARS IN THE POLICE FORCE SO I KNOW HOW THINGS GO , … STAND ON MY LEFT LEG AND STRETCH MY RIGHT LEG FORWARD, THROW MY HEAD ALL THE WAY BACK AND TOUCH THE TIP OF MY NOSE WITH MY INDEX FINGER AND DON’T MOVE… SO I SAID LET ME SEE YOU DO THIS WITHOUT MOVING .. SHE TOLD THE OTHER GUY TO LOCK ME UP. “

109) “ WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT UP YOU GET CAUGHT UP. I WAS VERY COOPERATIVE, IT WAS A JOKE.”

110) “ MY FATHER USED TO DRINK ONLY FOR CHRISTMAS, GUINNESS STOUT. “

111) “ NEVER DRANK DURING THE YEAR , ONLY ON CHRISTMAS.”

112) “ IT WAS NOTHING BUT A BEER, I DON’T CALL THAT A DRINK, IT WAS SITTING IN THE REFRIGERATOR FOR 2 WEEKS, HAD TO GET RID OF IT. IT WAS MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION GETTING RID OF THAT LAST BEER IN THE REFRIGERATOR. “

113) “ I DON’T HAVE TO DRINK AS MUCH BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE AS MUCH BECAUSE I SOLD MY CAR.”

114) “ I WAS RAISED IN A POLICE FAMILY, MY FATHER WAS A POLICE OFFICER. “

115) “ JUST FINISHED CRYING, THEY FOLLOWED ME FOR 4 MILES, POLICE SAID I WASN’T STAYING IN MY LANES, I WAS ON MY WAY TO THE PRECINCT.”

116) “ I’M NOT A SOCIAL EVERYDAY DRINKER. “

117) “ IT WAS UNFAIR , TRIED TO MAKE ME WALK BACKWARDS, I WEAR HEELS, SO I SAID I’D LIKE TO SEE HIM WALK BACKWARDS UP A HILL. “

118) “ THE LESS I DRIVE IN D. C. THE BETTER. “

119) “ I USED TO BE A BARTENDER, I QUIT LIQUOR 8 YEARS AGO, NOW I JUST DRINK BEER. “

120) “ I DON’T DRINK THAT OFTEN, I CUT BACK WHEN MY 3 YEAR OLD GIRL SAW ME DRINKING AND SAID, “ BEER IS DRUGS.”

121) “ I STOPPED AT A GREEN LIGHT AND A COP WAS STANDING ON THE CORNER. “

122) “ I WAS DRINKING IN MY OWN HOUSE AND DIDN’T HAVE TO DRIVE NOWHERE. “

123) “ I QUIT ALL THAT STUFF ( MARIJUANA & COCAINE ) WHEN I GOT OUT OF SCHOOL AND WENT TO WORK. “

124) “ JUST BEER, I DON’T DRINK THAT OFTEN, WOULD HAVE LET MY BUDDIES DRIVE. “

125) “ LOST MY TRUCK, POLICE HELPED ME FIND IT AND TOLD ME TO TAKE A CAB HOME, I HAD 26 CENTS, WAITED AT LEAST 1 HOUR & HALF, DROVE A BLOCK & AND A HALF , COPS WERE SITTING 2 BLOCKS AWAY.”

126) “ I WAS NOT FALLING DOWN, JUST WENT OVERBOARD. “

127) “ I HAD A COUPLE OF PINCHES ON THE ROCKS. “

128) “ WHEN I DRINK I DON’T COUNT HOW MANY WHEN I DRINK. “

129) “ I HIT AN ISLAND AND JUMPED INTO A LIGHT POLE. “

130) “ MOSTLY I DRINK BEERS, ABOUT A SIX PACK OF 40 ‘ S. “

131) “ DRINKING ON THE WAY TO BALTIMORE, POLICE SAW BEER IN TRUCK AND SOME WASTED ON THE FLOOR.”

132) “ GOT SHOT IN LEG, DRIVE BY, WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME. “

133) “ NEVER A STICH OF BOOZE IN MY HOUSE GROWING UP , ULTRACONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC PEOPLE, UNCLE ON MY MOTHERS’ – SIDE SOBER 15 YEARS. “

134) “ DROVE UP INTO SOME ROAD CONSTRUCTION, ( SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT ) HADN’T DONE ANYTHING WRONG.”

135) “ WHAT I HAVE TO DO IS WHAT I HAVE TO DO. “

136) “ DRINK ON OCCASION , DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME FOR DRIVING. “

137) “ DIDn’T WANT TO TOAST EVERY TIME THEY TOASTED. “

138) “ THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE POURING THAT NIGHT. “

139) “ WORK ALL THE TIME, NOT MUCH TIME FOR SOCIALIZING, NORMALLY, I DON’T BE DRINKING. “

140) “ DIDN’T WANT TO DRINK ANYMORE. “

141) “ TIME TO GO HOME, RETIREMENT PARTY WASN’T EVEN OVER WHEN I LEFT. “

142) “ RATHER LARGE GLASS, LIKE A COCKTAIL GLASS. “

143) “ NO BOOZE IN CAR, HAD ON COWBOY BOOTS, FEELING GOOD. “

144) “ DRINK ABOUT THE SAME DON’T DRIVE ANYMORE. “

145) “ PRETTY TOASTED, BAR WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO MY HOME , I SHOULD HAVE WALKED HOME , I FEEL LIKE A FOOL . “

146) “ DOCTOR SAID GENERALLY DON’T DO IT , IT SAPS MY ENERGY. “

147) “ SCOTCH & WINE, I KNOW YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO MIX.”

148) “ RAN A STOP SIGN AND DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHTS ON. “

149) “ A BEER A DAY EXCEPT ON SUNDAYS. I ONLY DRINK AT NIGHT. “

150) “ CAUGHT ANOTHER CHARGEATTEMPTED TO KILL AND BURGLARY. “

151) “ I DON’T DRINK ANYMORE … IT WAS A LITTLE SPECIAL OCCASION. “

152) “I WASn’T EVEN DRIVING WHEN THEY ARRESTED ME, I WAS SLEEPING IN THE CAR, I DID HAVE A FEW DRINKS, I WAS PARKED, ENGINE WAS ON & EMERGENCY BRAKE WAS ON, I LEARNED NEXT TIME I’LL GET INTO THE BACK SEAT. “

153) “ I NEVER GET TO THE POINT OF DRUNK …STUMBLING AROUND, I NEVER GET TO THAT POIN . “

154) “ I NEVER DRINK BY MYSELF . “

155) “ I DRINK AT PARTIES, A COUPLE OF DRINKS SOCIALIZING, I’M NOT A DRINKER. I DRINK ONLY ON THE WEEKENDS. “

156) “ BROTHER TAKES A DRINK BUT DOESN’T FALL OUT. “

157) “ BRUNG IN NEW YEARSWITH A DRINK. “

158) “ I DON’T CONSIDER MYSELF AN ALCOHOLIC, I DRINK IN SPELLS. “

159) “ I KNOW WHEN I DO DRINK I WILL DO IT AT HOME. “

160) “ I CAN HAVE IT OR DON’T HAVE TO HAVE IT. “

161) “ FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. “

162) “ I HAVEN’T HAD A DRINK IN 32 YEARS, THIS WAS A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME THING, IT WAS A RETIREMENT PARTY. “

163) “ I CAN’T DRINK NO WAY, IT DOESN’T HELP ME, IT’S NOT MY THING. “

164) “ I MUST HAVE WENT INTO A BLACKOUT AND HE STOPPED ME. “

165) “ DRINKING WITH SOME FELLOWS ON THE PARKING LOT, GIN & GINGER ALE IN 8 OZ PLASTIC CUPS. “

166) “ WASN’T KEEPING EYE ON THE ROAD LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AND HIT THE MEDIAN AND BROKE MY AXEL OR WHEEL. DROVE 100 YARDS EASING
MY WAY HOME . THE CAR WAS WOBBLING. “

167) “ I’M NOT A HEAVY DRINKER BECAUSE I CAN’T HOLD MY LIQUOR. “

168) “ IT WAS DUMB , I FEEL LIKE HIDING IN THE CLOSET. “

169) “ SO EXHAUSTED COULDN’T DRIVE, HIT A PARKED CAR AND SCRAPED TWO OTHER PARKED CARS IN GEORGETOWN. “

170) “ I USUALLY DRINK A SIX PACK UNLESS IT’S FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. “

171) “ CUT OUT LIQUOR & WINE BECAUSE ITSTOO STRONG FOR ME. “

172) “ AFTER 6 OR 8 , I LOOSE TRACK , HARD TO GAUGE. “

173) “ I WAS ALONE WHICH WAS DUMB. “

174) “ I KNOW I WAS DRUNK. “

175) “ I’VE BEEN DRUNKER. “

176) “ I’M DROPPING OUT, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR ALCOHOLICS AND I’M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC. “

177) “ YOU’RE A NAZI. THIS IS SUCH AN EXTREME DIAGNOSIS FOR A MANIC DEPRESSIVE. “

178) “ MY DRINKING NEVER WAS A PROBLEM, MY DRINKING NEVER IS A PROBLEM, MY DRINKING NEVER WILL BE A PROBLEM. “

179) “THE POLICE STAKED OUT THE BAR LOOKING FOR SOMEONE SUSPICIOUS. “

180) “ THE DOCTOR WHO IS PRESCRIBING MY MEDICATION KNOWS THAT I WOULD GO TO BARS AND DRINK. I WAS NEVER DIAGNOSED AS AN ALCOHOLIC DURING THE 5 TIMES THAT I HAVE SPENT IN MENTAL INSTITUTIONS.”

181) “ I DIDN’T EAT AND HAD STAYED UP FOR 2 DAYS STUDYING FOR AN EXAM. “

182) “ I USUALLY JUST DRINK WINE. “

183) “ MY DRINKS ARE NOT AS STRONG AS THEY USED TO BE. I WANT TO CUT DOWN. “

184) “ I STOP DRINKING BEER BEFORE I GET DRUNK. “

185) “ I DATE A GIRL WHO HATES ALCOHOL. “

186) “ I DON’T DRINK AT HOME.”

187) “ IF I SEE MY BEHAVIOR EXHIBITED LIKE MY FATHERS’, I’LL QUIT. “

188) “ I PLAY DRUMS FOR A GOSPEL GROUP, AND CAN DRIVE WELL AFTER 20. “

189) “ I DON’T GET INCOHERENT. “

190) “ ONCE IN A BLUE MOON I MIGHT GET DRUNK. “

191) “ I WAS STANDING BY THE LIQUOR STORE DRINKING. “

192) “ I WAS GOING TO THE BATHROOM IN AN ALLEY. “

193) “ I WAS IN AN ACCIDENT , SOMEBODY HIT MY CAR IN FRONT OF THE POLICE. “

194) “ I WAS SITTING IN MY CAR DRINKING BEER, THE POLICE POURED OUT THE BEER AND TOLD US NOT TO MOVE THE CAR. I WAITED 45 MINUTES AND MOVED
THE CAR 8 CAR LENGTHS. POLICE ENTRAPMENT! “

195) “ I DRINK A BEER A DAY. “

196) “ MY LIGHTS WERE NOT FULLY ON. “

197) “ I WAS WELL AWARE OF WHAT I WAS DOING. “

198) “ I WAS DRINKING ABSOLUTE , FIRST AND LAST TIME. “

200) “ THE OFFICER SAID I REPORTED THAT MY CAR WAS STOLENTHEY GOT OUT WITH THE GUNS IN THEIR HANDS AND GAVE ME A TICKET FOR NO LIGHTS. “

201) “ BUZZED , I FELT PRETTY GOOD BUT I WASN’T DRUNK. “

202) “ I HAVE A VERY RELIGIOUS WIFE SO THAT IS WHERE YOU DON’T HAVE PROBLEMS. “

203) “ I’M AN ALCOHOLIC AND A DRUG ADDICT TO THE CORE.”

204) “ THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY GOING TO SAVE MY DRIVERS LICENSE AND I DON’T CARE TO DRIVE IN D.C., I’D RATHER GO TO COURT THAN CREATE AN UNNECESSARY BILL.”

205) “ I’M TIRED OF THE WAY I LIVED. “

206) “ I’M NOT A BIG DRINKER ANYWAY.”

207) “ I WAS HARDLY DRUNK NEVER THREW UP OR NOTHING. “

208) “ I DON’T NEED NO DRINKS TO SURVIVE. I ONLY DRINK ORANGE JUICE. “

209) “ I DO NOT DRINK LIKE I USED TO. “

210) “ I NEVER WAS A BIG FAN OF DRINKING. “

211) “ ALCOHOL WAS NEVER A BIG PART OF MY LIFE. “

212) “ I STOPPED DRINKING ANY KIND OF ALCOHOL EXCEPT BEER AND I WOULD NOT DRIVE IF I HAD MORE THAN ONE. “

213) “ JUST A FLUKE , WASN’T EVEN BUZZED BEHIND THOSE SIX BEERS , I WAS JUST CAUGHT UP IN THE SYSTEM. “

214) “ I HAD PULLED OVER SLEEPING IT OFF WITH THE KEYS IN THE IGNITION KEEPING WARM. “

215) “ MY MOM DIDN’T WANT ME TO BECOME LIKE MY FATHER. “

216) “ I NOW CAB TO CLUBS OR HAVE FRIENDS PICK ME UP. “

217) “ I USED TO GO OUT TO BARS AND DRINK ON SATURDAYS AND ON FRIDAYSNOW ONLY ON SATURDAYS. “

218) “ I NO LONGER KEEP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN MY HOME. “

219) “ I NO LONGER DRINK BEFORE GOING OUT TO CLUBS. “

220) “ BEFORE I WOULD DRINK AN AVERAGE OF 8 DRINKS WHEN I WENT OUT , NOW I HAVE LIMITED MYSELF TO 4 DRINKS. “

221) “ I DON’T TAKE MORE THAN $ 25.00 WHEN I GO OUT WHEN BEFORE I WOULD CARRY AS MUCH AS $ 60.00. “

222) “ I HAVE NOT USED ANY RECREATIONAL DRUGS – IE – POT, ACID, COK , SINCE MY ARRESTALTHOUGH I ACCIDENTALLY SMELT POPPERS BECAUSE SOMEONE DROPPED A BOTTLE IN THE MENSROOM AT A CLUB. “

223) “ I DRINK MORE SOCIALLY NOW. “

224) “ DR. SAID DON’T DRINK , IT CONFLICTS WITH MY MEDICINE. “

225) “ I TOLD THE OFFICER I WASN’T INTOXICATED . THAT I HADN’T HAD A BEER IN OVER 2 HOURS. “

226) “ I DIDN’T COME OUT OF PRISON AS A DRINKER, I LIKE ST. IDES AND DEVELOPED A TASTE FOR HOME BREW. I FOUND IT APPEALING . ST. IDES WASN’T OUT WHEN I WENT IN . MY GRAND DADDY MADE HOME BREW. “

227) “ ALL I HAVE TO DO IS STAY AWAY FROM ST. IDES, I DON’T LIKE ANY THING ELSE. “

228) “ I DID NOT QUIT COMPLETELY, I’M STILL TRYING PERIODS OF CONTROLLED DRINKING. “

229) “ I DON’T SEE MY DRINKING AS A PROBLEM UNLESS I’M DRIVING, IF I STOP AT A BAR IF I DROVE, IT WOULD BE A PROBLEM. “

230) “ I DON’T GO OUT TO BARS AS OFTEN AND I DON’T DRINK AS MUCH AS I HAVE WHEN I WAS DRIVING NOW I TAKE THE METRO OR A CAB BECAUSE I KNEW THAT I WASN’T GOING TO BE DRIVING. “

231) “ I USED TO GO TO THE BAR AND DRINK EVERY NIGHT FOR 3 YEARS AND NOW I JUST GO AND DRINK ON WEEKENDS. “

232) “ THE CAR SWERVED AS I WAS TURNING THE RADIO DIAL WHILE DRIVING . “

233) “ I HAVE NO SLIGHT IDEA WHY I WAS PULLED OVER, THE TAGS DIDN’T MATCH THE VEHICLE. “

234) “ SWERVED IN TO THE OFFICERSLANE. “

235) “ I TOUCHED MY MOUSTACHE INSTEAD OF MY NOSE. “

236) “ I REALLY HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED MANY CHANGES SINCE MY ARREST AS REGARDS TO MY DRINKING HABITS. “

237) “ I USUALLY AND STILL DRINK ON WEEKENDS AND MAYBE ON THE ODD WEEK DAY. “

238) “ I DON’T DRIVE AFTER I’VE HAD A DRINK IN FACT I DON’T EVEN TAKE MY CAR OUT ON WEEKENDS , I RIDE WITH A
FRIEND. “

239) “ I FEEL NERVOUS AND GET EDGY EVERY TIME A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN DRINKING GIVES ME A RIDE. “

240) “3 of my fraternity brothers died drinking & DRIVING , THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME DRIVING & DRINKING , I WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF S . A . D . D . “

241) “ I DON’T DRINK TO GET BOMBEDOUT. “

242) “ I DRINK WHEN I WANT TO DRINK AND I DON’T DRINK WHEN I DON’T WANT TO DRINK. I DRINK WHEN I FEEL LIKE DRINKING. “

243) “ A GUY FOLLOWING ME WITH A DENT IN THE DRIVERSDOOR CLAIMED I HIT HIS CAR. HE BEAT ME UP AND TOOK MY CAR KEYS AND PROCURED THE POLICE. JUST BEATEN UP I DRANK 1/2 A PINT OF SOUTHERN COMFORT OUTSIDE
THE CAR. THAT WAS MY GOAL AT THE TIME WAS TO ANESTHETIZE MYSELF. “

244) “ GIVEN MY FAMILY HISTORY , I’VE TRIED TO STAY AWAY FROM ALCOHOL. “

245) “ THE HOUR IN HANDCUFFS WOULD BE WITH ME FOREVER. “

246) “ I HAD A BOTTLE IN THE CAR FOR A MONTH , EMPTY JUST ABOUT, SOBER AS I AM NOW JUST ABOUT. TOLD HIM I HAD A COUPLE OF BEERS. MY LIGHTS WERE OFF . “

247) “ COMING THROUGH A ROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD, LIKE A WAR ZONE, POLICE STOPPING EVERYBODY THAT NIGHT. I WASN’T DRUNK AT ALL. “

248) “ AS FAR AS DRINKING I DRINK VERY LITTLE, HARDLY DRINK ONCE A WEEK, ONCE IN A WHILE. “

250) “ I’M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC AT ALL , CAN’T BE. “

251) “ DON’T TAKE MUCH TO GET ME DRUNK , THAT’S WHY I DON’T DRINK LIQUOR , I CAN’T HANDLE IT. “

252) “ I’M A REALLY CASUAL DRINKER, THE BEER WOULD GET WARM BEFORE I WOULD FINISH IT, I’D HAVE TO POUR 1/4 OF IT OUT. ALSO HAD A FRUITY SHOOTER, GOD I HATE THOSE THINGS. “

253) “ I DON’T DRINK THAT MUCH TO BEGIN WITH. “

254) “ I HAD SOME BEER FOR LUNCH. “

255) “ I WASN’T OUT OF MY MIND. “

256) “ I HAD A COMBINATION OF BEER AND MIXED DRINKS AND I WASN’T COUNTING DRINKS. “

257) “ I TRIED EVERY DRUG ON THE MARKET EXCEPT 2. “

258) “ I CAUGHT RAMADAM A DAY LATE , I’M A MUSLIM NOT A SAINT. “

259) “ I WAS MORE ASLEEP THAN DRUNK, MORE SLEEPY THAN INTOXICATED, SITTING THERE STRADDLING THE LANE, EYES CLOSED. “

260) “ I’M TRYING NOT TO DRINK. “

261) “ I’M NOT GOING TO STOP DRINKING JUST LIKE THAT. “

262) “ I WAS TRYING TO CALM DOWN BECAUSE MY TRANQUILIZERS WEREN’T WORKING.”

263) “ I WASN’T IN THE CAR , I WAS GOING INTO THE 7 ` 11, MY TIRES WERE UP ON THE CURB, I ASKED ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE ME A TICKET? “

264) “ I’M TAKING A LOT OF MEDICATION , HAVE A SIXPACK IN THE FRIDGE , I DON’T DO DRUGS. “

265) “ IT WAS RAINING, MY MUSIC WAS LOUD, I SIDESWIPED A CAR AND DIDN’T KNOW IT, THOUGHT I HIT A POTHOLE AND KEPT ON GOING. “

266) “ I DON’T DRINK DURING THE WEEK HAPPY HOURS GOT STALE. “

267) “ I HAVE A COMPLETE BAR AT HOME, THE BOTTLES ARE DUSTY FROM NOT USING THEM. “

268) “ IF I COME TO WASHINGTON , I MAKE SURE THAT I ONLY HAVE ONE. “

269) “ I DON’T BAR HOP, I ONLY DRINK AT THE EAGLE LEATHER BAR. “

270) “ I WAS PARKED WITH A FLAT TIRE, THE OFFICER WOKE ME UP, THE CAR WAS STILL RUNNING AND HADN’T RUN OUT OF GAS YET. “

271) “ I DON’T NORMALLY DRINK MIXED DRINKS. “

272) “ NEVER HAD AN EMPTY GLASS. “

273) “ I TRIED TO GET THE OFFICER TO SMELL MY ARM WHICH HAD BEER SPILLED ON IT , I HAD BREATH MINTS. “

274) “ JUST BEER ALL NIGHT. “

275) “ I REMAIN UNDER CONTROL WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. “

276) “ I WANT TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL THAT I’M GOING TO CONSUME. “

277) “ I’M BASICALLY A SOCIAL DRINKER BECAUSE I FEEL THAT I DON’T DRINK TO GET DRUNK. “

278) “ I WENT TO A . A . 12 TIMES YEARS BACK OUT OF CURIOSITY. “

279) “ MY FAMILY IS REAL RELIGIOUS , THEY DRINK BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. “

280) “ I WOULDN’T CONSIDER MYSELF A DRINKER. “

281) “ I WENT TO COLLEGE – IN COLLEGE EVERYBODY DRINKS. “

282) “ I DON’T DRINK AS MUCH AS I DID . “

283) “ I DRANK MORE THAN I EXPECTED. “

284) “ IT’S VERY EMBARRASSING TO BE IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS AND HAVE THIS HAPPEN. WE HAVE A VERY BIG WINE LIST AND I’M IN CHARGE OF THE WINE. “

285) “ I WAS DRINKING MOST OF THE DAY, A LOT OF WINE AND AFTER DINNER DRINKS. “

286) “ I DIDN’T EVEN FINISH THE SIXPACK. I ALWAYS HAVE A DESIGNATED DRIVER. “

287) “ I REALLY LIKE BLACK & TANGUINNESS & BASS ALE. “

288) “ I DON’T DRINK BUT BEER ANYWAY. “

289) “ I WAS TRYING TO TURN MY LIGHTS ON , I TURNED MY LIGHTS OFF . IT WAS A BRAND NEW CAR AND MY FIRST TIME DRIVING THIS CAR. “

290) “ I GREW UP IN THE SOUTH AND A SON DOESN’T TELL AN ALCOHOLIC FATHER WHAT TO DO. “

291) “ NOBODY SAID DON’T DRIVE HOME . I WASN’T FALLING DOWN OR ANYTHING. “

292) “ I WAS NOT DRUNK , I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOINGTHE POLICE WATCHING ME JUST GUESSED THAT I WAS DRINKING.”

293) “ MY WIFE COMES FROM A FAMILY OF REAL PARTYERSSHE LIKES TO PARTY A GOOD DEAL. “

294) “ AT A DINNER PARTY IN GEORGETOWN , I WAS DRINKING THE WHOLE TIME , A GOOD AMOUNT , EVERYBODY BROUGHT WINE. “

295) “ LIVING IN A GROUP HOUSE , I WENT THROUGH A BAD PERIOD WITH COCAINE , I WAS LIVING WITH A DEALER. “

296) “ I WALK EVERYWHERE I’M GOING SO THAT I DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. “

297) “ MY DOCTOR WHO IS TREATING ME FOR DEPRESSION DIDN’T COMMENT THAT MUCH ABOUT MY DRINKING , BUT HE DID SAY THAT BY TAKING ANTIDEPRESSANTS MY DRINKING WOULD LESSEN. “

298) “ I ONLY DRINK ON WEEKENDS , …… SOMETIMES. “

299) “ I WILL ONLY DRINK OCCASIONALLY. “

300) “ THERE IS NO ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. “

301) “ I ONLY DRINK SOCIALLY , I DO NOT CRAVE A DRINK , IT DOESN’T HURT TO HAVE A COUPLE OF DRINKS. “

302) “ DRUNK IS WHERE I CAN’T WALK , …. 10 – 12 DRINKS. “

303) “ I’M A MUSLIM MYSELF , NOT VERY DEVOUT , I SIN BUT I’M A TRUE BELIEVER. “

304) “ MY FRIENDS ARE HEAVY DRINKERS. “

305) “ I NEVER LIKED THE IRISH TIMES , IT’S MY LEAST FAVORITE BAR . “

306) “ I’M NOT A BIG DRINKER BUT I WAS THAT NIGHT , I WAS THE LEAST DRUNK OF EVERYONE , I LIVE 4 1/2 BLOCKS AWAY. “

307) “ I DON’T DRINK IN THE MORNING OR BEFORE WORK , I’VE JUST ABOUT DECIDED TO QUIT. “

308) “ I DON’T HOLD LIQUOR VERY WELL.. “

309) “ WHEN I WAS 15 , I DID ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF DRUGS AND LIVED ON THE STREETS , BUT I NEVER BOUGHT DRUGS.”

310) “I GO TO BARS RELIGIOUSLY AND REFRAIN FROM DRUGS. “

311) “ I BOUGHT A BOTTLE OF VODKA AND IT TOOK 2 YEARS TO FINISH IT. “

312) “ I HAD ORANGE HAIR AT THE TIME, THAT’S WHY THEY ARRESTED ME, NOT BECAUSE I WAS DRUNK OR ANYTHING, I DID EVERYTHING NORMAL.”

313) “ MY BROTHER DRINKS A SIX PACK A DAY, AND MY SISTER WAS A HEROIN ADDICT WHO DIED OF AIDS. “

314) “ WHITE RUSSIANS ARE THE ONLY THING THAT I DRINK. “

315) “ GUINNESS STOUT WAS MY MISTAKE , I SHOULDN’T HAVE MIXED IT WITH WINE. “

316) “ I WILL ONLY DRINK ON NEW YEARS AND CHRISTMAS . IT’S A SHAME , I WAS ALMOST HOME BEFORE I WAS ARRESTED. “

317) “ I COULD NO LONGER AFFORD IT SO I WENT OFF PROZAC FOR 2 WEEKS AND HAD TO HOCK MY VCR TO GET SOME MORE. “

318) “ DEPRESSED I SPENT ALL MY TIME IN BED AND WOULD NOT OPEN MY MAIL , CONSUMED IN SELFLOATHING I COULDN’T GO OUT OF THE HOUSE . IN AN ATTEMPT TO REJOIN THE WORLD I WENT OUT AND GOT PLASTERED WHICH IS JUST AS GOOD AS HIDING UNDERNEATH THE COVERS IN BED. “

319) “ I WENT TO A.C.O.A. AND A. A. MEETINGS BECAUSE I GOT TIRED OF BEING OUT OF CONTROL. “

320) “ I ONLY DRINK AT SOCIAL EVENTS , IF SOMEONE IS HAVING A PARTY , ONCE IN A BLUE MOON , I REALLY GOT OUT OF CONTROL THAT DAY. “

321) “ I HAD A HEAD INJURY , THE WHEEL SLIPPED FROM MY HANDS AND I CLIPPED A TELEPHONE POLE. “

322) “ I’VE SERVED TIME FOR THEFT , EMBEZZLEMENT , FORGERY , HEROIN & COCAINE DISTRIBUTION , AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED MURDER , I WAS FALLING BY THE WAY SIDE SO I’M CURRENTLY ON A 90 DAY METHADONE DETOX , MY E X – EMPLOYER CALLED THE POLICE. “

323) “ I’M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC, I DRINK TO CONTROL, IF I WANT TO QUIT I CAN, IF I DON’T WANT TO QUIT I DON’T HAVE TO. I LIKE TO DRINK SOMETIMES BUT I’M NOT LIKE MOST PEOPLE WHO GET UP IN THE MORNING AND HAVE TO DRINK FIRST THING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, I ONLY DRINK AT CLUBS, I DON’T SIT AT HOME AND DRINK. “

324) “ I WAS PULLED OVER FOR WEAVING , THE CAR THAT I WAS DRIVING HAD A BAD FRONT END AND I WAS DUCKING POTHOLES. “

325) “ MY DOCTOR SAID NOT TO DRINK A LOT BECAUSE IT COULD CAUSE LIVER PROBLEMS MIXED WITH THE ddI AND AZT THAT I AM TAKING.”

326) “ I’M NOT GIVING UP DRINKING. “

327) “ I WAS IN THE CAR ASLEEP , IT WAS COLD OUT, KEEPING WARM, I KNEW I WAS TOO MESSED – UP TO DRIVE. “

328) “ I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY DRINKS, I DON’T KEEP COUNT MOST NIGHTS. “

329) “ I’M NOT A DRINKER, IF I’M GOING TO DRINK IT WILL BE DOWN AT A BAR. “

330) “ I HAD HALF A GLASS OF RED WINE WHICH I DON’T LIKE BUT IT CUTS THE FAT A LITTLE BIT. “

331) “ I DON’T HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT JUST HAPPENED. “

332) “ I’M NOT GOING TO CHANGE, I DON’T DRINK ENOUGH. “

333) “THERE IS NO NEED FOR ME TO QUIT DRINKING, I DON’T HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM. “

334) “ I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM , I DON’T. “

335) “ IF I REALLY DID HAVE A PROBLEM, I WOULD WANT HELP , BUT I DON’T. “

336) “ I DON’T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, I’M REALLY IN THE WRONG PLACE. “

337) “ IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, I SNEEZED AND RAN IN TO THE SIDE OF A PARKED TRUCK AS I WAS COMING INTO AN INTERSECTION. “

338) “ CERTAIN TIMES I DRINK, CERTAIN TIMES I DON’T. “

339) “ I VERY SELDOM GO OUT. “

340) “ I ONLY DRINK JUST WHEN I GO OUT MORE OR LESS. “

341) “ I’M NOT A FREQUENT DRINKER , I DON’T DO IT ALL THE TIME, JUST BEER AND WINE. “

342) “ I DON’T SIT AROUND THE HOUSE DRINKING OR THINGS LIKE THAT, I WAS DOWN IN THE GARAGE UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING WHERE I WORK DRINKING VODKA. “

343) “ THE ARRESTING OFFICER TOLD ME I WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. “

344) “ I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, I REACHED DOWN TO DO SOMETHING, LOST SIGHT OF THE ROAD AND RAN IN TO THE BACK OF A TRUCK. “

345) “ LEAVING FROM BEING DOUBLE PARKED, I SIDESWIPED AND NICKED A POLICE CAR THAT WAS DRIVING AROUND THE TWO CARS, I TAPPED EVER SO SLIGHTLY ON THE OFFICERSREAR BUMPER. “

346) “ A CAR WAS PARKED WHERE IT WASN“T SUPPOSED TO BE PARKED AND I WENT AROUND AND HIT THE PARKED CAR.”

347) “ IF YOU WANT ME TO BE HONEST, I’LL BE HONEST , RIGHT. “

348) “ TO BE HONEST I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT QUITTING DRINKING REAL SERIOUS. “

349) “ COMPLETE AND TOTAL ABSTINENCE IS GOING TO CHANGE MY COOKING , I’M A GOURMET COOK AND I LIKE GOOD WINE. “

350) “THERE IS NO ALCOHOLISM IN MY FAMILY, NOT THE A – TYPICAL OF FALLING DOWN THE STREET KIND OF THING. “

351) “ I HAD A FLAT TIRE, I WAS DRIVING ON A FLAT AND THE POLICE OFFICER NOTICED SPARKS COMING UNDERNEATH FROM THE WHEEL AGAINST THE SURFACE OF CEMENT. “

352) “ I BLACKEDOUT, IT WAS THE MOST DRUNK THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN. “

353) “ I KNOW WHY I BLEW SO HIGH , IT WAS MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE AND THIS GUY KEPT BUYING ME TEQUILA SHOOTERS. “

354) “ I GOT SICK , I OPENED THE CAR DOOR TO GET SICK , AN OFFICER PULLED UP BESIDE ME AND THERE I WAS GETTING SICK. “

355) “ I DON’T THINK WHAT I WAS IS WHAT THEY CALL PISSED DRUNK OR ANY THING. “

356) “ I ONLY DRINK IN MODERATION, USUALLY I DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, I ONLY ATE LUNCH THAT DAY. “

357) “ A VARIETY OF MY UNCLES ARE CONSTANT DRINKERS EVERYDAY. “

358) “ I WAS A PASSENGER IN A STOLEN CAR. “

359) “ I WAS DRIVING IN A PARTICULAR AREA DRIVING TOO SLOW. “

360) “ I’M NOT LIKE A REALLY HEAVY DRINKER, I TRY NOT TO EXCEED OVER 2 DRINKS. “

361) “ GIN GIVES ME THE SHAKES, NEVER DID LIKE GIN. “

362) “ I WAS IN A CAR WITH SOMEBODY WHO HAD A GUN AND DIDN’T KNOW IT , GOT THE CHARGES DROPPED. “

363) “ I DROVE HOME LOADED PLENTY OF TIMES. “

364) “ I RAN IN TO A ROAD BLOCK, GAVE ME A FIELD TEST, AND I PASSED ALL OF THAT EVEN THOUGH I GOT SHOT TWICE IN MY LEG AND STILL GOT A BULLET IN MY LEG. “

365) “ I COULDN’T FIND PARKING , LOOKING , I SAW A MAN AND HE SAID I HIT HIS CAR , FRIGHTENED I WENT TO THE POLICE STATION TO REPORT THIS AND THE POLICE WOMAN SLAPPED ME AND HANDCUFFED ME, CHARGED WITH A HIT & RUN, I SPENT THREE DAYS IN JAIL. “

366) “ I DON’T DRINK, I JUST SOCIALIZE, I DRINK BEER WHEN EVER I DO, BECKS LIGHT WHEN I FEEL LIKE DRINKING. “

367) “ I WAS BORN COPTIC ORTHODOX AND DRINKING IS FORBIDDEN, IF YOU DO YOU’RE A CONDEMNED DEVIL SINNER. “

368) “ I’M A DRAFT LITE KIND OF GUY. “

369) “ MY FRIEND BEING TOUGH BEAT UP A NEWSPAPER VENDING MACHINE. “

370) “ I DRINK CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN MOST OF MY FRIENDS. “

371) “ AS AN ARMY MEDICAL OFFICER, I’M AN OUTSTANDING PERSON, I’M PAID TO BE HONEST, THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING FOR. “

372) “ IN GEORGETOWN SOMEONE COMPLETELY SMASHED MY WINDSHIELD BREAKING IN , MY VISION WAS OBSCURED SO I WENT THROUGH A RED LIGHT. I WAS PISSED ABOUT THE WINDSHIELD SO I WAS SPEEDING. “

373) “ POURING DOWN RAINING , SLIDING , COULDN’T STOP KEPT SLIDING , MY JEEP WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND SLID THROUGH A STOP SIGN AND JUST HIT THIS OTHER GUY. “

374) “ I NORMALLY DRINK WINE BUT THEY RAN OUT OF WINE AT THIS CLUB SO I DRANK MIXED DRINKS, I’M A WINE DRINKER. “

375) “ DIDN’T DRINK DRIVING , AT HOME SOME FRIENDS CAME BY , HAD SOME BEERS . “

376) “ I WORKED IN SIBERIA, IF YOU DON’T DRINK VODKA YOU WILL FEEL BAD BECAUSE OF THE REAL COLD. “

377) “ MY FATHER IS COMPLETELY ALCOHOLIC. “

378) “ MY FATHER FEARED HE WAS BECOMING ONE SO HE STOPPED DRINKING ALTOGETHER. “

379) “ TRYING LSD WAS A PHASE THING THAT I WENT THROUGH. “

380) “ I SIP ON BEER HERE AND THERE. “

381) “ I WAS DRINKING TO GET DRUNK BUT I DON’T HAVE THE URGE TO GET DRUNK. “

382) “ MY WILL POWER CAN ALLOW ME TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WITHOUT DRINKING, I DON’T BELIEVE THAT I HAVE A PROBLEM, I’M A HEAVY DRINKER, I’LL LIMIT MYSELF TO THE LEVEL OF A SOCIAL DRINKER, IF I’M GOING TO DRINK. “

383) “ IF MY LIMIT OF 3 DRINKS IN A NONSOCIAL DRINKING SITUATION WOULD INDICATE THAT I HAVE A PROBLEM. “

384) “ I CAN’T DRINK A WHOLE BEER , I WASN’T THAT BAD , IT WASN’T MY CAR , I DON’T DRIVE IN D . C . , MY FRIEND GOT SICK FROM THE SHOOTERS, I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I’VE SPENT ON CABS. “

385) “ I CANNOT TAKE ONE DRINK AND STOP. “

386) “ MY WIFE SAYS I NOTICED THAT WHEN YOU TAKE A COUPLE OF DRINKS AND YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO HANDLE IT LIKE YOU USED TO, I NOTICE A DIFFERENCE IN YOU’RE WALKING , YOU SORT OF SWAGGER. “

387) “ 2 BLOCKS FROM HOME , WHEN MOST ACCIDENTS HAPPEN , I MISJUDGED THE ISLAND AND WENT UP INTO THE ISLAND WHICH BLEW OUT MY FRONT TIRE AND I LOST CONTROL OF MY CAR AND HIT THE FRONT END OF A PARKED CAR . “

388) “ MY DOCTOR OFTEN MENTIONED THAT I SHOULDN’T DRINK. “

389) “ CHAMPAGNE GETS YOUR HEAD BUBBLY , I WAS NOT UP FOR IT. “

390) “ THIS WAS A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME DEAL , FIRST AND LAST TIME , I DON’T DRINK OUT OF CONTROL, I HAD ONE TOO MANY ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. “

391) “ I GOT A PROMOTION ON THE JOB , MY WIFE WENT OUT OF TOWN , 2ND MARRIAGE , THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A FACTORY DEFECT IN MY CAR , THE AXEL JUST SNAPPED , THE CAR WENT OUT OFCONTROL , ENDED UP AT THE CONVENTION CENTER UP ON THE CURB , THE POLICE SAID THAT THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY THING LIKE THAT . THE CAR JUMPED UP ON THE PAVEMENT , THE AIR BAGS EXPLODED AND I WAS DAZED AND STUNNED. “

392) “ I’VE BEEN DRIVING A LONG TIME, WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME, WRONG HOUR, I’M GLAD THAT IT WASN’T ANY MORE SERIOUS THAN IT WAS. “

393) “ NOT THAT I’M TRYING TO FABRICATE OR ANYTHING, BE UP FRONT, I DON’T NEED TO DRINK, I JUST DID, I’VE NEVER GOT DRUNKDRUNK. “

394) “ IT HAD SNOWED REAL HEAVY, CARS WERE PARKED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET, COMING DOWN 31 ST STREET I BRAKED TO YIELD A POLICE CAR COMING DOWN , THE BACK END OF MY TRUCK FISHTAILED, THE OFFICER COMING UP CAUGHT THE BACK SIDE OF MY TRUCK, 15 M. P. H. CRASH. “

395) “ I DON’T DRINK THAT OFTEN, A FRIEND CONCOCTED A SHOOTER TYPE DRINK. “

396) “ I HAVE A HABIT OF CONVERTING OVER TO SOMETHING NONALCOHOLIC. “

397) “ GOOD QUESTION, I WAS NOT IN TRAFFIC, I WAS MAKING AN ATTEMPT TO CALL A FRIEND TO PICK ME UP, THE OFFICER ASKED ME TO MOVE MY CAR, SO I CIRCLED THE BLOCK, I WAS SITTING IN MY CAR OUT OF FEAR, THEN HE ARRESTED ME. I’LL KNOW BETTER NOT TO MOVE THE CAR. “

398) “ I WAS ON MEDICATION AT THE TIME , I WAS TRYING TO GET PREGNANT SO I KNOW IT’S BETTER NOT TO DRINK ALCOHOL, I HAVE SINUS PROBLEMS , MY TASTE BUDS WERE DEPRESSED I ORDERED AN ICE TEA AND DIDN’T KNOW
THAT IT CONTAINED ALCOHOL, I HAD 2 ICE TEAS. “

399) “ I’M NOT A DRINKER, I’M NOT A SOCIAL DRINKER, I DON’T ENGAGE IN DRINKING, I DON’T INDULGE. “

400) “ GOING TO A . A . WILL, IF THAT WON’T DRIVE SOME ONE TO DRINK. “

401) “ I WAS PICKING UP SOME EQUIPMENT FROM THE MAGIC ROOM CLUB ON GEORGIA AVENUE AND THEN THIS PLAINCLOTHES COP DRIVING A PORSCHE 911 RAN THE LIGHT AND HIT MY CAR AS I WAS COMING AROUND TO THE
OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET . “

402) “ I WAS DRINKING ONE OF THOSE FOREIGN BEERS BECAUSE MY MOTHER WAS CLEANING OUT HER REFRIGERATOR AND I JUST DID IT FOR THE TASTE OF IT. “

403) “ I’M A BEER LOVER. “

404) “ I DON’T CRAVE ALCOHOL. “

405) “ I’M NOT A DRINKER DRINKER , I DRINK BEER AND I DRINK LIQUOR ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. “

406) “ FIRST TIME MY FATHER CAUGHT ME DRINKING, HE SAT ME DOWN AND TAUGHT ME HOW NOT TO MIX DRINKS. “

407) “ WE WAS IN A ACCIDENT BECAUSE IT WAS WET OUTSIDE AND HIT THE CURB AND BUST ONE TIRE, THE POLICE WERE ALREADY ON THE SCENE. “

408) “ I DON’T USUALLY DRINK ON MY MEDICATION. “

409) “ I WASN’T DRIVING, I WAS SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD SLEEPING. IT WAS A COLD NIGHT I HAD TURNED THE MOTOR ON TO GET WARM. I ADMIT I HAD A COUPLE OF BEERS. THAT’S IT. “

410) “ I TOLD MY DOCTOR THAT I DON’T DRINK. “

411) “ I’VE BEEN DRINKING NONALCOHOLIC BEER. “

412) “ I DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL LIKE THAT , I’M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC. “

413) “ WRONG WAY DOWN A ONE WAY STREET WHICH WAS THE ONLY WAY TO GO WAS ON A ONE WAY STREET AND PARKED ON THE SIDE WALK. THE POLICE IMPLIED THAT WE HAD ABANDONED OUR VEHICLE TO GET AWAY FROM THEM. “

414) “ IF YOU’RE DRINKING CAUSES YOU A PROBLEM YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. “

415) “ I WORKED HARD , I CUT WAY BACK , I HAD A SMALL BEER AT 10:30 THIS MORNING, I CUT THE HARD STUFF OUT. “

416) “I NEVER DRINK ANYTHING BUT WINE. “

417) “ THE ONLY THING THAT I’VE CHANGED IS I JUST DON’T DRINK WHEN GOING OUT TO DRINK WHEN I DRIVE. “

418) “ I ONLY STARTED DRINKING WINE AT 25. “

419) “ AN OFFICER RAN INTO ME , HE RAN A STOP SIGN AND RAN INTO ME. “

420) “ I WASN’T DRUNK AT ALL. “

421) “ I JUST DRINK A BEER NOW AND THEN , THEY JUST CAUGHT ME ON THE DAY I DRUNK 2 BEERS. “

422) “ I DON’T DRINK LIQUOR AT ALL BECAUSE I CAN’T HOLD IT , I’D GET SICK AND I’D BE HUGGING THE TOILET. “

423) “ LAST TIME I SMOKED CRACK WAS SIX YEARS AGO , I WAS ADDICTED REAL BAD. I CHOSE MY KIDS OVER CRACK AND LEFT THE SCENE AND STOPPED. “

424) “ DRIVING A RENT – A – CAR I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE AND HIT A LADY IN THE BACK, MY BUMPER HIT HER CAR. I TOLD HER NO DAMAGE DONE AND BY THAT TIME THE POLICE CAME UP. “

425) “ MY DOCTOR SAID THAT I CAN HAVE A HIGH BALL. “

426) “ PARTY IN MY BUILDING, COMING FROM A PARTY, ARGUING WITH MY BOYFRIEND, GOING AROUND A CORNER SWERVING AND THEY GOT ME. THE POLICE SAID HE GOT CONCERNED THAT I SWERVED AND FOR MY SAFETY THEY TOOK THE CAR. “

427) “ I DRINK TWO BEERS EVERY DAY BECAUSE I WATCH STORIES ON TV EVERY DAY. “

428) “ THE DISGRACE AND EMBARRASSMENT WAS TOO MUCH FOR ME, SINCE THAT DAY I’VE VOWED NEVER TO DRINK AGAIN. “

429) “ MY DOCTOR SAID THAT I SHOULDN’T DRINK TOO MUCH WITH THE MEDICINE. “

430) “ I ONLY DRINK AT HOME, IN MY OWN PRIVACY WORKING AROUND THE HOUSE , OR DON’T HAVE TO GO TO WORK THAT DAY , I MIGHT HAVE A FEW DRINKS AND A COUPLE OF BEERS. “

431) “ I DON’T DRINK LIKE I USED TO DRINK, I CUT WAY BACK. “

432) “ ONE HEAD LIGHT WAS OUT, THE BUMPER WAS DENTED, I MADE A RIGHT TURN ON RED AT PA. AVENUE, THE OFFICER SAID I HESITATED AT THE LIGHT AND SMELT BEER ON MY BREATH. “

433) “MY DRINKING WAS INTERFERING WITH MY JOB SO I CHECKED MYSELF INTO OUTPATIENT AT THE VA HOSPITAL . THEY’VE SEEN ME EVERY DAY AT WORK SO I SEEM TO APPEAR THE SAME. THEY DON’T KNOW THAT I’M NOT OK. “

434) “ I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY PULLED ME OVER I WAS AVOIDING POTHOLES AND THERE WAS ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON BOTH SIDES, I HAD BEER IN THE CAR GOING TO AND COMING FROM THE FIFTH COLUMN. “

435) “ MY GRANDFATHER HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM, HE’S PART INDIAN . “

436) “ IT WAS EARTH DAY AND THEY WERE RANDOMLY PULLING PEOPLE OVER, THERE WERE A WHOLE BUNCH OF COPS AROUN . I SUNG MY A B C ‘ S. “

437) “ GAY BARS SERVE DOUBLES OR ALWAYS HAVE BEEN STRONGER DRINKS , THEY DON’T MEASURE. “

438) “ MY STEP GRANDFATHER WAS AN ALCOHOLIC. HE WASN’T BLOOD RELATED. MY MOTHER KEPT US AWAY FROM HIM. “

439) “ BARELY EVER DRINK , I’M GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION. “

440) “ I’LL TAKE MY CHANCES IN COURT IT WILL BE THROWN OUT FOR .05 . “

441) “ IT WAS A PARTY AT WORK, EMPLOYEE’S NIGHT CHRISTMAS PARTY, VERY HAPPY DAY THAT DAY, I STOPPED THREE TIMES TO LET A COP CAR BY, THEY RANSACKED MY CAR BECAUSE MONROE STREET IS A VERY BAD AREA . A
BOTTLE OF DRINK WAS OPENED IN THE CAR, THEY GAVE US CHAMPAGNE FROM WORK, TO MY SURPRISE THEY MADE ME BLOW THREE TIME. “

442) “ EVERY FRIDAY , MY DAY OFF , I CONSUME A VERY SPECIAL GOLDEN GIN, IN NIGERIA WE HAVE THIS ALLIGATOR PEPPER ROOT, GOLDEN GIN HAS THIS SIMILARITY, IT GIVES YOU THIS PAIN THROUGH ALL YOUR TONGUES. I FELT A STOMACH DISORDER SO I TOOK THIS MEDICINE. “

443) “ I FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL AND MY CAR RAN IN TO THE CURB OF A SIDEWALK , HIT SOME STAIRS, FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN AND COMPLETELY OVER TURNED, IT’S A MIRACLE THAT I WASN’T KILLED. “

444) “ ALL I DRINK IS BEER NO HARD LIQUOR. “

445) “ ONE NIGHT OF FUN GOT ME IN TO THIS, I LANDED HERE. I’VE STOPPED GOING TO CLUBS. “

446) “ I STOPPED DRINKING FOR THREE MONTHS BECAUSE I WAS LOCKED UP. WE WERE IN AN ACCIDENT AND P C P WAS FOUND IN THE CAR. I WASN’T DRIVING AND THE DRIVER ON P C P SAID HE WASN’T DRIVING. “

447) “ THIS GUY CAME OUT AND FAILED TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY AND I SLAMMED IN TO HIM. “

448) “ I HAD MY HIGH BEAMS ON AND CAUGHT ANOTHER D U I . THEY FOUND A LITTLE BIT OF COCAINE AND MARIJUANA. IT WAS A “ LEON SPINKSKIND OF THING , IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO MEASURE LIKE ABOUT A DOLLAR
AND A HALVES WORTH. “

449) “ I’VE HAD A LOT OF SOBRIETY TESTS BUT I’VE NEVER FAILED ONE. “

450) “ I’M NOT MUCH OF A DRINKER WHEN IT COMES TO HARD LIQUOR . I’M NO MUCH OF A LIQUOR DRINKER PERIOD. “

451) “ THERE WAS A PILE UP . IT WAS THE LAST NIGHT THAT IT SNOWED HERE IN D.C. , LIKE A CHAIN REACTION OF ABOUT SEVEN CARS INVOLVED , FENDER BENDERS , BUMP , BUMP , BUMP. “

452) “ TO ME , I DID PRETTY GOOD ON THE FIELD TEST , NOT A WHOLE LOT OF STUMBLING OR STAGGERING AROUND. “

453) “ BEFORE MY DRINKING WAS TO GET DRUNK, NOW I STILL DRINK WHEN I GET OFF WORK, I HAVE TWO BEERS INSTEAD OF GETTING COMPLETELY WASTED . THE ONLY THING NOW THAT I’VE CHANGED IS THAT I DON’T DRINK
TO GET DRUNK . I DON’T NEED TREATMENT. “

454) “ IT’S IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO DRINK 10 BEERS, THE POLICE WOMAN WAS SHOCKED THAT I BLEW A .14, SHE HAD TO CHANGE HER PAPER WORK FROM A D.U.I. TO A D.W.I. “

455) “ I DON’T QUITE CARE FOR HARD LIQUOR. “

456) “ MY DOCTOR TOLD ME , THE MEDICATION THAT I’M TAKING WILL NOT BE AS EFFECTIVE , IF I USE ALCOHOL WITH THEM.”

457 “ I RAGE ON SATURDAY’S WHEN I GO OUT WITH MY FRIENDS, I ALWAYS STILL HAVE MONEY LEFT OVER FOR CABS. “

458) “I’M DRINKING MORE RESPONSIBLY NOW, I HAVE AROUND SIX DRINKS , I’M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC. I’M TAKING A LOT OF CABS, I DON’T WANT TO WRECK MY JEEP . “

460) “ THIS IS A STIFF PROGRAM FOR SOMEONE WHO WASN’T DRINKING. I’VE STOPPED DRINKING BEER IN THE CAR. “

461) “ MY BEST BUDDY FROM ECUADOR CAME HERE , I DON’T KNOW HOW I GOT SO DRUNK, I DON’T REMEMBER A THING, I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WAS SAYING. “

462) “ I DO KNOW THAT I HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM . I HAVE A COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY. “

463) “ I DON’T DRINK EVERY DAY OR NOTHING LIKE THAT, I TOOK SOME NYQUIL AT 1: 30 LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I COULDN’T BREATHE AND IT OPENS MY CHEST UP. “

464) “ IF I’M OUT IN PUBLIC I WON’T DRINK A LOT BUT IF I AM AT HOME I’LL SIT AROUND DRINKING AND WATCH THE GAME.”

465) “ MY FAMILY DRINKS SOCIABLY. “

466) “ DR. TOLD ME TO CUT DOWN ON DRINKING BUT HE DIDN’T SAY NOTHING ABOUT QUITTING COMPLETELY. “

467) “ I WAS GOING TO PLAY THE LOTTERY AND I WAS PARKED IN THE SAFEWAY LOT , A LADY CAME AROUND AND SIDESWIPED MY LEFT BUMPER , THE OFFICER GAVE ME A TICKET FOR BACKING WITHOUT CAUTION. “

468) “ NOT DRINKING IS GOING TO PRESENT A GREAT SOCIAL HARDSHIP ON ME. “

469) “ I WAS WEAVING I KNOW ALL THE POTHOLES AND AVOID THE MAN HOLE COVERSLIKE A MAP -. I USUALLY TAKE A CAB AND WALK TO RESTAURANTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. “

470) “ I’M NOT A DRINKER, ONLY ON OCCASIONS ACTUALLY. “

471) “ WHEN YOU’VE BEEN DOING SOMETHING ALL YOUR LIFE AND THEN YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN THE SYSTEM. “

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472) “ I DON’T TAKE DRUGS TO LIVE , BUT THEY ARE A PART OF MY LIFE.”

473) “ I LOVE COCAINE .”

474) “ IN BAVARIA BEER IS FOOD .”

475) “ I’VE SMOKED MARIJUANA FOR FIFTEEN YEARS , I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER PAID FOR IT . I NEVER BUY IT , I ONLY USE IT WHEN IT IS FREE . “

476) “ I BLEW A 2.8 .

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477) “I didn’t consider myself an Alcoholic alcoholic , but I am an alcoholic . They’re on a different level those alcoholic alcoholics. It’s ludicris , they can’t walk or talk , falling down , they are impaired all the time . It’s a family thing , my whole family drinks , it’s in my genes .”

478] “ I’ve got a drug problem . I’ve been using Heroin . I know I would be dirty . I had a little cocaine speedballing with the heroin , something to hold me over, so I wouldn’t be sick . To enhance the dope – adding cocaine makes it last longer . “

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