• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

I'm an alcoholic

S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
My concentration is improving. I feel more positive and less cravings. Today is day 5.
 
megirl

megirl

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
7,160
Location
NZ
I'm really happy to hear you are doing so well. Keep looking after yourself well. All those self help things.
Well done!!
:flowers:
 
daffy

daffy

Well-known member
Moderator
Founding Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2007
Messages
5,774
Location
hiding behind the sofa
It’s really good that your wife is stopping as well. It will make it so much easier for you when you go out. It’s like stopping smoking but having a partner that still does

Your doing so well schizolanza :grouphug:
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
Thanks both for your nice messages. It's support and I'm grateful.
I don't go out. If my wife wants to go out she goes with our grown up daughter or our 15 year old son.
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
My wife works as a carer on permanent nights. She gets in about 8am ,eats and usually has one drink before bed.
So now that we've both stopped she came in this morning. Had her meal and went to bed without her drink. 45 minutes earlier than usual.
She didn't sleep well. I'm hoping she will sleep better tomorrow. Now that I'm improving I want to help her in any way I can. She's off tomorrow and I don't know what she's gonna do with her time. She's used to chilling on the pc , sipping wine. I'm afraid she'll get bored and regret her decision to stop.
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
The cravings are almost gone. But I'm drinking lots of tea , juice, pop and hot chocolate. I think I'll try mineral water tomorrow. I still feel the need to have a belly full of fluid.
 
Tired Daisy

Tired Daisy

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 30, 2016
Messages
12,141
Location
5,437 miles from Hollywood
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?
The cravings can last up to a month providing you stay clean of alcohol. Get yourself some herbal teas.
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
Herbal tea is a good idea.
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
I have some opium lettuce growing in my back garden. I could make tea out of that.
 
megirl

megirl

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
7,160
Location
NZ
Yes I have herbal tea as a 'treat' which I enjoy. Their is some really nice teas out their now, and they are quite refreshing.
Likewise I drink quite a lot of fluids. I guess I was used to having something in my hand. Sometimes I have ginger beer nonalcoholic thats what I have when I go out.
I tell myself as if I go out for a meal and others are drinking I have a dessert as well swapping calories of alcohol to another treat.
I also have Milo its like hot chocolate.
You are doing so well x
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
There's a cash flow problem today because there was an error so my wife's wages were short by £270. So she's been stressed because there are bills to pay.
But today is a good day because it's day 6 and not had to destress with alcohol.
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
Yes I have herbal tea as a 'treat' which I enjoy. Their is some really nice teas out their now, and they are quite refreshing.
Likewise I drink quite a lot of fluids. I guess I was used to having something in my hand. Sometimes I have ginger beer nonalcoholic thats what I have when I go out.
I tell myself as if I go out for a meal and others are drinking I have a dessert as well swapping calories of alcohol to another treat.
I also have Milo its like hot chocolate.
You are doing so well x
I'd like to try chamomile tea. I wonder if I could grow some?
 
S

schizolanza

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
2,645
Trying not to get complacent. This is day 7.
 
Top