Anyone here ever struggled with alcohol abuse
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:19 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:31 PM
You must find a healthy alternative activity to replace the drinking.
And go see your doctor, be straight with him/her. Your body's chemistry has been messed with and you may need to get it back in line medically.
You gotta find someone to talk to- friend, confidant, whomever. As long as you're still carrying around the garbage that got you drinking to begin with, you need a person to dump it on occasionally. And in case you hadn't heard- it's very cool to be sober these days.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:34 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:35 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:37 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:01 AM
Habits can be good or bad, damaging or healthful, cheap or expensive..... you get the picture. There is a great new book about habits, "The Power of Habit" http://charlesduhigg.com/ that can help. I don't think it is as simple as replacing one habit for another, i.e. replace drinking with exercise or hot tea but everyone is different.
Meetings work also, I know from personal experience, but it has to work for you specifically.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:04 AM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:23 PM
I'm the exact same way man.
Not drinking tonight but wish I was. Its tough for me just to get through the week without drinking knowing I will drink on the weekend. If you have made it since Oct. that is a major feat in my book.
I might go a couple of weeks without drinking but that's because I'm just sitting around the house bored as hell with nothing to do.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:30 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:00 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:40 PM
Having lived in Europe and a few other places I can tell you that the attitude towards alcohol is somewhat puritanical in the USA. We tend to frown upon healthy moderation.
But I'm honest with myself in that I would be 20lbs lighter if I were abstinent.
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