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EddieH

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Been battling alcoholism for 20 years. I'm at my wits end with it. I gave up drinking beer which was positive but I moved on to drinking wine, not good. Think I will have to go cold turkey and be a teetotaler from now on. Wish me luck cause it's going to be a hard few weeks. I've been taking my bacoflen so hopefully the cravings are not to bad. Anyone else just had enough of the drink? Whats a good alternative drink? I've got diabetes so soft drinks out of the question.
 
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Soda water is what my cousin drinks now she no longer drinks alcohol.
Good luck giving up the booze mate!
 
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Good luck with giving up. Yeh do as vanish says and try sparkling /soda water in a small glass with a bit of lemon and your mind thinks it’s a g&t.
 
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Yep soda waters a good idea, I've got one of those soda streams, will fire it up. I'll keep updated on the progress. Thanks everyone
 
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I am sorry you are having a problem with alcohol. I would suggest going into a detox just in case you have severe withdraw. I drink and stopped a few months ago cold turkey I was so irritated for about a week I could not see straight and this passed but without alcohol my life is so much better I do miss alcohol as it help me pass the time away but I do not miss the hangovers getting sick and treating people terrible. Alcohol became a lifestyle for me and it still lingers as far a my behaviors goes.

I think alcohol is just as dangerous as withdrawing from medications. and it does has long term effects.

What do I do without alcohol in my life-well nothing really due to my depression. God took the urge to drink from me although at times I do feel like drinking I do not though because I know how sick it makes me and I am on 4 different medications that each bottle states do not mix with alcohol.

I wish you the best and I will be praying for you. Just do not do this by yourself if you start having bad withdraws. Lots of hugs sent your way
 
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Congratulation on quitting Jules and thanks for the kind words. You're probably right about the detox, the psychiatrist wants me to go there but I'm a bit afraid of all the ice addicts. Got some valium to take, so should be alright. Sorry you had such a bad time coming of the booze.
 
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Good luck.
You could get diet soda or no added sugar squash.
 
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Been battling alcoholism for 20 years. I'm at my wits end with it. I gave up drinking beer which was positive but I moved on to drinking wine, not good. Think I will have to go cold turkey and be a teetotaler from now on. Wish me luck cause it's going to be a hard few weeks. I've been taking my bacoflen so hopefully the cravings are not to bad. Anyone else just had enough of the drink? Whats a good alternative drink? I've got diabetes so soft drinks out of the question.
I wish you well in your battle to quit alcohol. Just be careful you replace it with something healthy as when I tried to moderate my consumption I turned to cigarettes and cannabis and now I’m facing the same fears about giving them up.
Having an addictive personality is not pleasant but i believe if you have intent you can do anything!
 
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Thanks lunus. You are right about replacing it with something else. Last time I quit I started gambling so think I will ban myself from the online betting website just in case. Too bad you picked up those habits good luck.
 
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Congratulation on quitting Jules and thanks for the kind words. You're probably right about the detox, the psychiatrist wants me to go there but I'm a bit afraid of all the ice addicts. Got some valium to take, so should be alright. Sorry you had such a bad time coming of the booze.
I have been a drinker for over 30 years with periods of sobriety. I used valium last time I quit and helped tremendously. Just remember addiction is addiction and the Ice patients are just suffering worst than you are which will put you in a better position of hope. So detox can be option if it does not work alone. Best to you Hugs
 
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Thanks lunus. You are right about replacing it with something else. Last time I quit I started gambling so think I will ban myself from the online betting website just in case. Too bad you picked up those habits good luck.
I’ve been through the gambling as well and probably the best thing I’ve ever done is self exclude myself from all online betting sites. Just do your best and try to be mindful. Good luck mate.
 
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Three days in and all is going well, haven't drunk anything. Went a bit odd for a few days but all good now and sleeping again. I'm taking 25mg of bacoflen 3 times a day and campral as well, might be making a difference cause I'm not getting any cravings. I'll check back again in another week
 
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Three days in and all is going well, haven't drunk anything. Went a bit odd for a few days but all good now and sleeping again. I'm taking 25mg of bacoflen 3 times a day and campral as well, might be making a difference cause I'm not getting any cravings. I'll check back again in another week
That is a brilliant start! Well done! πŸ‘
 
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Three days in and all is going well, haven't drunk anything. Went a bit odd for a few days but all good now and sleeping again. I'm taking 25mg of bacoflen 3 times a day and campral as well, might be making a difference cause I'm not getting any cravings. I'll check back again in another week
Keep going - that's fantastic news! :hug:
 
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Every addiction is hard to withdraw from. So every hour is a bonus. The first 5 days are usually the hardest with alcohol/drug addiction as your body physically gets used to not having the alcohol/drug - getting to day 3 is great - keep up the hard work
 
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ow's the not boozing going Eddie, been dry again myself for a few weeks now, not that I had much a couple of weeks ago, just a couple of cans of beer.