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🤞🤞 That's it I'm giving up the drink 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤢🤢🤦‍♂️

EddieH

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Well I guess i know what triggers me. Be good if i could have a break in a psych ward for a few weeks, think i could beat it. I will keep on battling away. I hate to think what drug addiction is like because drinking is bad enough.
 
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I hope you haven’t had a drink.
Eddie you know it isn’t the answer and so do I now.
As you know though, it took me a long time to work it out.
Will pm you later.
 
megirl

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I know saying stuff like non supportive but if you have had a drink then its OK to have a relapse we are only human

How you are feeling well no wonder.
Yes a break in the ward maybe what you need.
Takes life's stressors away for a bit and you and the professionals can get you through this 'bump in the road'
That's all it is,
 
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Same I'm lucky thank god I've not tried other drugs other than alcohol.
After my accident and all my injuries I could have made out I had this pain carry on with the hard stuff, except I had no desire and didn't have the pain expected under the circumstances.
Its a nuisance because I don't experience pain like most people do
So no chance I could become addicted to pain meds
Bugger!!
 
StarryKnight33

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Really struggling with my ocd, this is really hard. My ocd is upsetting me, need some relief. Don't know what I'm going to do can't just keep running to the drink. Everyone thinks I'm a freak, think they might be right. Had to walk a tree lopper around to do a quote felt very nervous, had a lot of trouble doing it. I'm think i will have to have a drink. Sorry, think this might be a useless thread. I appreciate all the kind words
Hi Eddie,
I've been reading through this thread and I'm so sorry you are going through this. I have panic disorder/major depression and used alcohol as a coping mechanism too. I didn't drink everyday, could have months in-between but I would go on "benders" for days trying to get rid of the anxiety. It worked, albeit temporarily, but I always had a breakdown afterwards. It was a vicious cycle. I then had the ultimate binge, 12 bottles of wine and six bottles of vodka over a few days. The last bottle actually induced psychosis and I had hallucinations and delusions, and had the "big" breakdown. It was very public and excruciatingly embarrassing. Anyway I'm back on meds and doing well, alcohol free. It's hard but you CAN do it. Don't get discouraged by stopping and starting several times because it takes a few attempts. The most important thing is that you recognize what's happening and you want to do something about it. Keep trying, you will get there 💜
 
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Keep trying your best Eddie, you can pick this up again :hug:
I hope you’re feeling better x
 
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All you can do Eddie is take each day as a new day. I dont know if it can compare to stopping smoking but that took me several attempts before i succeeded . As long as you keep trying thats all anyone can ask
 
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It really wasn't that bad just a few beers and half a bottle of wine, not as much as i thought. Perhaps I'm being to hard on myself. Nothing like a normal binge for me so maybe I'm still on track to getting better.
 
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It really wasn't that bad just a few beers and half a bottle of wine, not as much as i thought. Perhaps I'm being to hard on myself. Nothing like a normal binge for me so maybe I'm still on track to getting better.

Every attempt at quitting is a step closer to achieving that goal. Just don't give up giving up, Eddie.

I needed cigarettes like oxygen and must have made at least forty serious attempts at stopping. I quit this year and it was so damn easy, I can't understand what the problem was before.

At some point, something will click in your head - just keep trying.

I still think you need a supportive presence in your life - a coach, a support group...something that makes you focused and accountable. No idea what's available in Australia but we're not enough here. :hug:
 
EddieH

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Thanks Lunar. I've got the funding for more help, might have to up the support worker to 2 visits a week. I don't drink when she is coming
 
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@EddieH, remember what I said about never give up on giving up that my former heroin addict friend said to me, I've tried quitting booze many times and it's only this year that I've managed as @Lunar Lady said even one day without is a step in the right direction. Here for you mate, remember I've been there.
 
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