Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by anarulesmenow, Mar 24, 2010.

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  1. anarulesmenow

    anarulesmenow Well-Known Member

    Hey, im a 17 year old girl from the uk and im been through a lot of stuff like eating disorders, depression, ocd, stress, anxiety etc.I have been worrying lately as I think i may have an alcohol problem and I think this may have come from my previous problems. go to my local pub at most lunchtimes and if im there for an hour i can usually drink about ten drinks.I also go most evenings and can drink about 20 drinks in an evening.Im a 6th form student, and I believe this is having an effect on my 6th form work. Im often drunk at 6th form and I often go out drinking instead of doing work. I often go on alcohol 'benders' when I get stressed (which is often) and I will be nearly permenantly drunk for a week.When I do this and stop drinking, I often get withdrawal symptoms e.g. shaking. Do you think I have a problem, and if so how can I get help?Sorry if i havent explained very well, Im actually drunk now.I think it may be a coping mechanism but its like I HAVE to drink.
  2. Godsdrummer

    Godsdrummer Guest

    Well if you think you have a drinking problem, they you probably do.

    You are so young to be having such problems. (((caring hugs)))

    I would suggest getting to an AA meeting pronto.

    As a card carrying member of AA, from what you described, yep it sure sounds like you have a monster there on your hands.

    But you can conquer this addiction. I did, and you can too.
  3. Wastingecho

    Wastingecho Well-Known Member

    alcohol is often used as a form of self-medication - i've seen it in my father and in my brother

    if i truly didn't detest the taste of alcohol myself it could just as easily be me

    AA would be a good first step, but you should also discuss this issue with your therapist
  4. anarulesmenow

    anarulesmenow Well-Known Member

    Hey thanks im just really embarrassed to go though
  5. nagisa

    nagisa Chat & Forum Buddy Staff Alumni

    Don't be embarrassed. You'd be tackling your problems head on. That's something to be proud of, not embarrassed of. :hug:
  6. Ptitz

    Ptitz Well-Known Member

    I had it when i was 16 or so. Pretty bad actually. Then every time i would have any money id go to a book store and get me bunch of books. I would just spend ALL my money on books once i had it. This way i never had money to get drunk even if i wanted to and i had something to keep me busy. So ye, i dunno, the whole method might seem a bit silly(half of those books i never even opened and gave away later) but it kept me off drinking ANY alcohol for 6 months at least. By that time i also realized what a bunch of losers my drinking buddies were. And when i started drinking again it wouldnt be the same as before. No more drinking myself silly until puking somewhere in the corner. So ye, my advice is: take a break and get some perspective. Soon. Or youll be stuck in that state all the way through your 20s and its much harder to fix anything then. Good luck!
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  7. ballinluig

    ballinluig Well-Known Member

    im a recovering alcoholic and havnt touched a drink in 2 years.

    you've done the first 'step'. You know you have a drink problem.
    It is hard to admit but youve said so your self. so well done for reconising you have a problem.

    I presume because you said 6th form you live in england. Im sure you would some where in your common room something about the AA. If not find a phone book and it will be in there. PHONE THEM. There nice people, ordinary people whove gone through the same as you.

    I really hope you can get some help, its a horrible thing to have-alcholism.
    Do take care, donnaxx:rolleyes:
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