It's interesting that "stuttering" can be such a hard word for me to say when I'm stuttering. I had a very bad case of stuttering when I was young (in elementary school). After many years of speech therapy, I turned out all right and by 6th grade I was speaking fine. Some days, however, can be bad days, such as when I'm tired or really stressed out or nervous, and my stuttering will come back a bit. However, now that I'm in college, I've noticed that my stuttering comes back severely whenever I drink. After just a few drinks, my stuttering is so bad that I'm near incomprehensible. It's really frustrating and rather embarrassing when you can't talk to people because you're stuttering. Although, it is kind of a good thing, because it deters me from drinking. Also, my stuttering problem has gotten quite a bit worse, even when I'm not drinking, and I'm having many more 'bad days'. I'm even more embarrassed and frustrated to be stuttering when I'm sober. Why would my situation be getting so much worse as I'm growing older? Perhaps it because I'm living in a new environment (i.e., not living at home anymore)? Does anyone else have (or know of someone who does) a case of adult stuttering? It's really starting to bug me and I've been thinking about going to a psychiatrist to try and straighten things out.