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Old 04-28-2013, 12:20 PM
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How frequently can you drink and still have your liver regenerating?

After 2 years averaging 60 units a week and 3 months at 100 units;
I seem to have amazingly managed to stick to drinking just once a week now,
26 units.

I worry this isn't enough for my liver to actually heal though?
Was gonna try once a fortnight with 26 units?
(ima probably get Valium or something for the alternating week because i need something once a week y'know)

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:38 PM
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Actually, you don't need something once a week Abrasion. Many people live very happy lives sober without any need for alcohol or drugs at all. It can take a bit of effort and readjustment but it is possible.

You are probably better off asking a doctor about your liver regenerating, maybe some tests are needed. 26 units still seems a lot to be drinking in one sitting...?

Welcome to SR though, and I hope you find some useful information here x
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:00 PM
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Getting rid of the one day a week drinking will actually make your life a whole lot easier than hanging on to it. One day a week keeps the addiction alive and well, and makes the rest of the week tough. Doing away with it completely kills at least the physical part of the addiction. Then the rest can be a lot more easily handled. Tricky stuff alcohol. Leads us to believe we need it more than anything, yet damages and robs of all those other things.

Someone once likened a first drink or cigarette the pilot light on a stove. Without it the flame is out. One drink is like putting the pilot light back on, and it starts all over again.
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my mom drank heavily for her entire adult life, and finally wound up in the hospital with internal bleeding. her doc told her that her liver was shot and if she drank again, AT ALL, it would kill her. but IF she never drank again her liver still had a chance to recover.

upon release from the hospital, she drank again. she was readmitted three days later and went into liver failure and died 3 agonizing months later. she was 57.

concerned about your liver? QUIT. or play with fire and see how much it can take before it gives out. one ending is by far more happy than the other.
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Managing booze never worked for me either.. Stop the insanity, you'll be so much happier in life..
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Talk with your doctor and get detoxed.

Then work on staying stopped and not damaging your body anymore.

You can do this!!!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:35 PM
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:54 PM
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Bit of a Russian Roulette question that isn't it?

Spin
Drink
Click

Spin
Drink
Click

Spin
Drink
Blam

It's a question of if not when.

"Safe" is 4 units a day for a bloke, not drinking a weeks worth in one sitting - and if you're drinking on a hammered liver as it is...
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I would go in and get your liver checked by a pro... There are so many variable that effect the answer to you question. I second the advice for a pro detox and following a doctor's or specialist's advice.
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There's lots of good advice here, and I agree that you should talk to your dr.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by NapsteR1 View Post
Bit of a Russian Roulette question that isn't it?

Spin
Drink
Click

Spin
Drink
Click

Spin
Drink
Blam

It's a question of if not when.

"Safe" is 4 units a day for a bloke, not drinking a weeks worth in one sitting - and if you're drinking on a hammered liver as it is...
Blam equals liver failure heart attack fatal accident pancreatitus stroke drug overdose alcohol poisoning and all sorts of other obscure ways to kill yourself
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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I agree. Why hang on to that one night of over comsumption? Do your liver a big favor and quit altogether.
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Don't know the extent of your drinking history, but I got a pain in my liver at 40 that wouldn't go away till I quit for good. Even though I knew I had to quit, it still took me months before I had my final drink. Don't let yourself get that far. The urge to drink is so strong at that point that it is really difficult to quit. If you are trying to figure out what you can drink and get away with, you may have the start of a drinking problem that you should address now.
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