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I'm an alcoholic

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schizolanza

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I can't just have one or 2. And it's every day. Enough I fucking quit. I'm gonna spend my cash on better things.
The cravings come on in waves. I need support. How long till the cravings GO?
 
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I will be honest and say it can take a while but keep trying, you have passed the first tough step of knowing you have a problem
 
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Hi,
Please get some support like going to your GP, or joining AA.
Your doing really well wanting to quit, do you have triggers that make you drink?
Take care
 
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Alcohol will leave your body in about 3 or 4 days-this can be the hardest withdraw time frame. You really should go into a Detox treatment center as withdraws effect people differently. I just stopped drink 25 days ago-I am still not fully recovered from.my last drink. Aggravation, restlessness irrability. this is why you need professional help it is so easy to give in and harder to quit. I am praying for you May God give you the strength you need to stop. I white knuckled it my first wee without alcohol. Wish you the best Hugs
 
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schizolanza

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I'm eating when the wave comes on. And treating myself to nice coffee and choc drinks.
I'm tired and can't sleep. I have been irritable and impatient several times today. But I have a buzz of optimism. I think good things will happen.
 
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schizolanza

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I didn't drink until after my schizophrenia diagnosis. And after my drivers license was revoked I started. Now I'm thinking about the waste of time and money.
 
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schizolanza

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Didn't sleep much last night. Finding it hard to keep warm and cold sweats. But it's tolerable compared to venlafaxine withdrawal. I'm eating more and smoking less. This is day 2.
 
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schizolanza

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Thanks for the encouragement rose. I'm going to take procycledine before bed to help me sleep.
 
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schizolanza

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Well the shop is closed. Was so tempted to buy beer 10 minutes ago. I've got guitar practice now which I wouldn't be doing if I was drinking. I'm struggling.
 
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Well done sounds like you are doing great.
I'm not an alcoholic but have abused alcohol in the past.
They did have me on antabuse but when I was in self destruct mode I would drink in top of it and be crook but didn't care.
Then my pdoc prescribed naltrexone what a drug if someone told me how good it is I would not have believed them.
It certainly works extremely well for me. No urge at all to drink no craving its quite amazing.
 
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schizolanza

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I slept better last night. It's day 3. My system is craving beer. Just 1 would be enough to ruin everything. That's how I know I'm an alcoholic. Cold sweats aren't as bad.
 
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Glad your coping . It will be worth it in the long run. Are you saving the money you would have spent. I did it with smoking and bought a car with the money
 
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schizolanza

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I've been paying off some credit debt and buying little things. Amazon are doing well out of this lol.
 
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schizolanza

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Day 4. My wife has decided to stop drinking too. Although she isn't alcoholic. This will make things easier for me.
She wants to start a hobby but doesn't know what yet.
 
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