Admitting I'm an alcoholic

Old 05-05-2013, 07:34 PM
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Admitting I'm an alcoholic

Hi guys I'm new to the site well I joined a few weeks ago!

I think I have a drink problem, iv been thinking it for a while now I dont drink everyday but every other day and I can drink for a good few days I'm a binge drinker ! Sometimes I drink to get rid of hangovers sometimes I drink to stop the anxiety I have!

Well anyway I'm scared I'm going to die now, I'm sick of feeling terrible most days of the week! So I want to make a change even cut down, but I think abstinence is best for me !

Iv had anxiety n panic attacks for two n a half years now, I recently started to take inositol which has helped greatly so I think I'm ready to take the next step with getting back on track

That's my story xxx
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:05 PM
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Welcome to SR Lourah - we're so glad you're here.

I had a hard time getting up the courage to stop, until I found this place. I was so relieved to find many people just like me, going through the same thing. I had felt all alone with my struggle. I hope you'll find the encouragement and support you need. Congratulations on making this big decision.
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Hi and welcome Lourah
You'll find a lot of support here - and a few ideas too...

I'm really glad you've joined us

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:40 PM
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Life without drink is so much better.

I have been in that awful circle of drinking leading to anxiety, then drinking to try and get rid of the anxiety, then sobering up with anxiety. Its relentless.

I try not to get too bogged down in definitions and labels.
Trying to decide if I am an alcoholic, binge drinker, alcohol abuser or problem drinker can go on and on and on.
All the while I just kept drinking with these thoughts of what am I going round and round in my head.

For me, it got to the point where I realised that alcohol and me were a bad combination. Drinking made me unhappy and that was enough to make me stop. it did not matter which category I fell in to. I was an unhappy drinker.

I now have over 442 days without a drink.
I feel so much better.
I would never go back.
Anxiety wise I am not perfect, but I am so much better than I was.
I am not confined to my bed anymore because of drinking with nothing else to do but run over how much I hated myself and all the things I have ever done wrong.

Its nice having you with us.
Keep coming here and reading and posting.
You can do it if you really want it.
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