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Old 10-05-2009, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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help please i need some advice...


hi,im 21 years old,i drink nearly every night 8 cans of fosters larger,if i dont get dirnk i normaly try anf find a way i can get some fosters,i dont wakeup and drink,i dont like beeing drunk through the day but i have drank nearly everyday for about a month now,is this alcohol dependency? i want to stop drinking,i dont want to got to A A meetings,am i an alcoholic? should i see my GP? any help would be great
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like you are depending on alcohol for something. why are you drinking??
Have you tried to stop?? You are the only one who can say if you are an alcoholic. If you honestly have tried, really tried to stop drinking and find you cannot you may well be. I think it would be a good idea to go to your doctor. keep posting here also and you will get plenty of help
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Geo and welcome to SR.

If you think you have a problem, there is a possibility that you do. Like Nelco said, only you know the answer to that. Please talk to your doctor openly and truthfully about what you shared here. You and your doctor can decide what is best for you. Keep posting and just for today, don't pick up a drink.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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An honest talk with your doctor about wanting to stop drinking would be a good start. And tho it isn't necessary to go to AA to get and stay sober, it can be a lot of help. Welcome to SR!
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Only you can tell if you are an alcoholic or not. Here is one of many test that may help you decide if you are. Alcoholics Anonymous : Is A.A. For You?

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Absolutely, that is the first step for making sure you are physically sound and if you may need medical help in detoxing. One thing that is VERY important when seeing your GP, that is HONESTY!!!!! You are wasting your time and your GP's time if you do not tell him the WHOLE truth about your drinking.

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I use AA to stay sober, but it is not the only program out there, if you are an alcoholic I can tell you that very few people manage to stay sober unless they are working some sort of recovery program daily, there is a list of different recovery programs on this site, try some of those out.... I can tell you from experience that working a program half way usually does not lead to good results, if you decide to work a program of recovery whether it is AA, SMART, or what ever.... WORK IT fully and keep on working it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If alcohol is a problem in your life, then you might want to think about stopping drinking.

Take a look around the boards and read and learn.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's always a good idea to see a doctor
and be honest.....before quitting .
De toxing from alcohol is a medical issue.

Alcohol is a depressant...it is a toxic sbstance
that damages your mind and body. That's a
fact.....and it happens to non alcoholics too...

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi Geordielad,
Welcome to ya

If you think it's a problem, then it probably is.

Have you worked out any reason behind the drinking for the last month?
A Dr is always a good idea as a first step

Reading and posting here is a good idea too - you'll find lots of people with the same problems here...you're not alone

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi, yes, you should see your GP and they will advise you as to other avenues. I just recently contacted my GP and he is sending me to be evaluated by a chemical dependency evaluation team who will then decide what type of treatment I need. I am just a step ahead of you but not by much.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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welcome to SR Tabitha
Hope to hear more of your story too - feel free to start your own thread if you like

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Keep reading and when you are ready to quit, you will be willing to go to some AA meetings.
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