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Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 AM
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Binge Drinker, Need to Stop

I don't think I am an Alcoholic, but I know I have a drinking problem and I would like to stop. When I was younger (I am 29 years old now) I would drink every weekend, sometimes up to 18 beers in a night, at only 5'2" and 120 lbs

As I got older I've stopped drinking every weekend, sometimes I'll go 3 months without drinking, my problem is I am not someone who can just have a drink, or a few. I always plan to just go out for a few, and it ALWAYS turns into more.

Friday night I went out to some friends for some drinks. Ended up drinking around 10 drinks, plus shots, and smoking, which I quit 2 years ago (only used to smoke when I drank but I'd smoke a pack and make my self so sick)

Saturday I woke up with a really bad hangover as I always do. I was throwing up all day, not even able to keep water down (this is not new for me, this is always how I am after binge drinking) Finally stopped throwing up around 6 pm, wasn't able to eat at all that day though. Sunday was still feeling the effects and pretty much slept the day away. I feel like I am wasting so much of my life being sick from my drinking.

I also get really depressed after drinking for days, I still feel it today. I regreat things I did or said, feel like I made a complete a** of myself and don't want to see anyone.

I feel like if I cannot limit the amount I drink, I should not start at all in the first place, so I believe I need to quit all together. I know I'll be fine for a couple months but I do get these cravings to go out and drink, and I always tell myself that this time will be different, I'll be responsible this time, but I never am.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:58 AM
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Wow sounds like I'm reading an old thread of mine. I just did the same thing Saturday night and my girlfriend me because she's tired of me embarrassing her and driving home drunk. I'm devastated.... I need to quit doing this to myself and stop thinking oh this time will be different
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I'm sorry to hear that
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Ah I went through the same exact thing! Your story sounds just like mine. I'm on day 9 of being sober! I was also tired of blacking out, being embarrassed of myself, depressed, lost friends. Though I am only a little more than a week bein sober I see all the positive things coming from it. No more hangovers, regrets, days wasted! You can do it, stay strong and be positivite !
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I'm a binge drinker too, or rather was until about 29 days ago. Like you, I find that I can't have just one. So, I decided that I had to take alcohol off the table and just not have that first one.

It's good you are looking at solving this so young (to me anyway, I'm 52 and was binging since before I was your age). You've got a full wonderful life ahead of you.

Someone here said, and I have to agree, it's not the 5th, 6th, or 7th drink that makes me drunk. It's the first. So the only way to avoid it, is to avoid that first one.

Good luck to you.
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Originally Posted by BikerAcct View Post

Someone here said, and I have to agree, it's not the 5th, 6th, or 7th drink that makes me drunk. It's the first. So the only way to avoid it, is to avoid that first one.

Good luck to you.
That is exactly what I need to remember. Thank you!
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Hi,
I used to do the same thing when I was younger.... then I made a decision to stop hanging out at bars and I never "go out for drinks" as a social activity. I definitely think it helps to find other things to do with your friends.
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