i'm drunk

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by kmjohnson7, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. kmjohnson7

    kmjohnson7 Member

    hello! i have never been drunk except for about a week ago. since then, i cannot be not drunk. my family is very supportive in my mental illness, but i don't want to disappoint them by being drunk. i'm about to graduate school and they seem to not worry about me anymore... i don't know what to do. should i tell them or not? i don't want them to be sad about any set back. but i'm also feeling very shitty and have been hurting myself self i've been drunk. ugh. i don't know what to do.
  2. Ardo85

    Ardo85 Active Member

    I think you should just try to stop drinking. If you are depressed, drinking can make it worse. You don't even have to tell your family about this if you don't want to, just try to quit. I used to drink a lot, and while it does seem to be self medicating at first, it usually just makes me more depressed in the long run.
  3. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Have you explored the reason why you are drinking and spoken to ppl about that? That sounds more important than actually being drunk...and yes, if you have been you can reach out to, please do...maybe they can help get you services to assist you through this difficult time...J
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I think you should talk to your family about it, they'll want to support you and help you, also try quitting alcohol as its a depressant.
  5. peacelovingguy

    peacelovingguy Well-Known Member

    Alcohol is OK if you limit it to going out the odd night. In the right company it can be fun. Doctors in the UK did recently advise that it might be good for mental health to go for a pint or two a couple of times a week. It's an easy way to socialise a little bit. A local pub or bar is often a good place to find work, romance, bargains, useful tips and hopefully a laugh and some intellectual conversation.

    I find that keeping booze at home is the big mistake for many. Drinking at home - I don't know, I think most people yearn for company after a drink or two. You get maudlin and that's no good for anyone.

    If you cannot stop drinking then maybe its best to be teetotal. Freind of mine had to do that after his drinking got too bad. Now, he is a great husband, great father and a great help to many. Before that, I read him the riot act as I know his wife well.

    On the downside, the alcoholics I know (those still with us) live a life which is going to make you depressed if you are not already.
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