alcohol

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by takencontrol, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    why do i keep going back to it ? im such an idiot.
     
  2. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    its not you going back to it
    its alcohol dragging you back
    everytime you feel like a drink honey just read what youve said above
     
  3. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    im in big trouble
     
  4. Arthur

    Arthur Account Closed

    Hey Susan,

    Did you try to go to an AA-meeting?

    I'm going thursday and they support me well over there.

    I'm agoraphobic so it's not easy for me to meet new people, but i've discovered that it's more than just an AA-meeting, the people there really care about my safety, since i'm not just an alcoholic but i'm also a drugaddict.

    Try look for an AA-meeting in your town, it might be the answer Susan...

    I'm here to support you.
     
  5. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    i dont want to go on my own and ive no one to go with, pathetic i know.
     
  6. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    you will meet people there you wont be alone for more than 3 minutes please go brownie or find someone to take you call your therapist tell her of your struggle to go alone she may beable to help
     
  7. Arthur

    Arthur Account Closed

    I know it's scarry to go alone, i had to go alone too and reveal my addictions.

    But the attention you get in return from the people out there can help you through your addiction, as they went through the same struggle as you.

    Some of the people i see there have been sober for over 5 years now, they still go every week to the AA-meetings, so that means something.

    Alcoholism is a severe addiction, i know all about it, i had delirium tremens from withdrawl syndroms.

    I can only encourage you to go, please Susan
     
  8. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    i get the shakes every day i dont have any. i will try i really need help with this now.
     
  9. Arthur

    Arthur Account Closed

    You can do it Susan!

    After a while you'll get rid of the shakes believe me.
     
  10. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    yep arthurs right the shakes will go but you need this AA brownie just to see your not that alone anymore
     
  11. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    thank you so much guys its good when there is people who understand what you are going through.
     
  12. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    and thats what AA is like ,its a real life human forum ,youll love it AND NO CHAT ROOM !
     
  13. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    it scares the hell out of me
     
  14. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    of course it does,it scares everyone,its a new experiance,no one likes change but when the change is good for you whats a few hours aweek for a life time of being better for you and family soon youll avoid all alcohol stores thinking huh what a waste of my money
     
  15. Arthur

    Arthur Account Closed

    Susan,

    There's no shame in admitting you need help, remember the people in AA-meetings went through the same as you, once you took the first step you'll see how good it feels to vent about your addiction, and by listening to other people talk about their bad experiences with alcohol you'll understand why it's a good thing you went there.

    Remember alcohol is destroying your health, i've been inside that addictive black cloud myself, you don't really realize what a vile habit it is untill you hear how it destroyed other people's lives.

    Please Susan go to the AA-meeting.
     
  16. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    i will arthur thank you so much :hug:
     
  17. jerlin09

    jerlin09 New Member

    I'm agoraphobic so it's not easy for me to meet new people, but i've discovered that it's more than just an AA-meeting, the people there really care about my safety, since i'm not just an alcoholic but i'm also a drugaddict.

    Drug Rehab
     
  18. Jenny

    Jenny Staff Alumni

    Hi

    Sorry to hear about your struggles with alcohol.. have you also considered getting some help from the NHS (assuming you're in the UK here) or similar? There are Substance Misuse teams which you can normally either self refer to or ask your GP to refer you to.. they will help with reduction of alcohol intake and can offer counselling and key working sessions.

    It can be dangerous to stop drinking alcohol suddenly if your body is physically dependent on it, as you can go in to withdrawal so I believe it's better to cut down slowly. But the best thing would be to get some professional help with it.. and like others have said AA can also help as you could meet others who truly understand and can help support you.

    Hope it goes well
    Jenny x
     
  19. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    :stars: im currently under the care of the local addiction service and working with them to stay sober, its bloody hard but im now in a better place to do that, so im confident i can.
     
  20. doityourself

    doityourself Well-Known Member

    Im so glad to hear this, I hope you continue to fight to get your life back in order.

    You will see that in days you will feel better, both mentally and physically, and you will see thing in your life that youve been missing out on.

    Keep me updated, wishing you all the best.
     
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