Alcohol and my bpd

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Katiebrink

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Right so I am new to this. I have bpd and I can't stop drinking, I'm not an alcoholic I don't drink everyday I would say 3 out of 7 days a week. I try to tell myself just 1 glass but before I know it the bottle has gone. I don't know why I don't like who I am when I'm drinuking. I need and have to stop it's ruining my life with my family how do I stop myself from buying it? Has anyone got any tips to help me stop please?
 
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Twokiwisandabanana

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You can still be an alcoholic if uou don't drink every day.
It's THE NEEDING TO HAVE it that's the problem.
So you have the urge to go and buy alcohol is team of going to the shop don't take ACTION.
It'snever just one drink so staying away from the first drink at all costs.
AAmhas support groups if you ever feel you need it.
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Sorry but you are either an alcoholic or you arent.
At times i abuse alcohol i arent addicted to it. I dont think about it all the time. I also when i drink dont cope well emotionally.
This isnt insulting people who are alcoholics but with 'high functioning alcoholism ' it means that actually in your day to day life you function well when you have been drinking'
Where i do abuse alcohol however when drinking i cant function, i may get really sad/overwhelmed upset over nothing or end up harming myself.
Alcoholics are psychologically addicted they are thinking about there next drink, they cant cope without it.
 
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There are a few ways to tackle this; one is to try and tackle the cravings. I've had a drink problem before and sought out help for it. One of the things they told me about was changing my diet to try and tackle sugar intake (sugar being a chief component of Lager and Wine of course), as eating sugar-laden foods creates a craving for more sugary foods, and thus alcoholic drinks. So it was out with junk food, White bread things like that, and in with wholemeal, eggs (and I've gone blank about what else at the minute).
The other thing is to tackle the impulsiveness often associated with choosing to drink and breaking the vicious cycle that begins to form where you get into a horrible pattern of distructive behaviour. Take a look on this website Self Help for Substance Misuse for help on the latter, and maybe do a search on the net about the dietary changes associated with alcohol abuse. Oh, and setting goals for yourself is good as well, e.g, I will only drink once this week. Then, I will not drink at all next week etc.
 

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