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Postby Doc » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Hi everyone

I've joined this forum to try to get some support at the moment for my binge drinking issues. I have a history of relationship and mental health problems, my marriage and family life can be stressful, and my job is extremely difficult and not secure.

About 15 years ago I was physically addicted to alcohol, I drank a LOT and had to detox with medication. Since then its gone down to binge drinking on an evening. But tolerance is developing again and the amounts are creeping up. Half a litre of vodka on an evening, with work early the next day.

And then a few days ago I had a car crash early in the morning, it was my fault. I can't say for certain it was the alcohol, I have sleep apnoea and often my mind wanders due to stress, but the alcohol can't have helped.

It looks like I just can't drink at all! I have to give it up altogether and learn new coping mechanisms.

It has been 4 days since my last drink... lets see if I can manage 4 weeks, then 4 months, then take it from there!

I have had talking therapy in the past and it has sometimes helped, sometimes not. I've arranged to have 6 free counselling sessions through my workplace.

I have no real friends that I can turn to from support. There are people on my computer on Facebook, but often there is nobody to talk to. I run my own social club, but they are just acquaintances, so I thought I'd try and make contact with people who really understand.
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Postby Andy284 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:37 pm

Hi Doc

I have been where you are. Stick with it. You will get through this. It's just a battle between you and your head. I am not going to say good luck because I know you can do it. :D
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Postby sue12 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:51 am

Good luck. X
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Postby Jerry38 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:03 am

Good luck. You can do it. :)
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Postby xander » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:30 am

Hello there! Welcome here. We know you can do it. Keep posting
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Postby admq14 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:06 am

Hello Everyone so good to be here .......................
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Postby jenalia » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:53 pm

Everything is possible if you have self-control. :)
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Postby elie.w » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:09 pm

self-control and a strong support system are key.

Good luck :)
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Postby Bobsoo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:35 pm

hey there everyon, i'm new here, wondering if my drinking is problematic....
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