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Old 12-15-2017, 06:47 AM
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First step to recovery

I am long aware that I have an alcohol problem. Long term social drinker, took a turn for worse over the last 2-2.5 years. Have been drinking everyday and starting before noon at least 3-4 times a week. Cannot stop once I start. And yes, I am at that point where I am about to lose things or people that really matter to me.
So... I have been to a psychiatrist today. We are starting my recovery journey with some simple exercises and planning a 10-day, drug-assisted detox for sometime in January.
It is a little disappointing (and depressing) to learn that I can never be a social drinker - that i should refrain from alcohol for the rest of my life. Anyways. My doc assures me that we will fill the void and i will not regret quitting ever. Hope he is right. Pray he is right.
So... fingers crossed. First serious attempt to quit alcohol. Hope I will succeed. Grateful in advance for all the support.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:51 AM
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First attempt here as well
You can absolutely do this!
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Welcome to SR! Great job getting the doctor to help. I went to an addiction counselor and used AA and this place. Full court press. I thought I would miss social drinking, but I really don't. My social drinking and other's social drinking weren't exactly the same. You can do this!!
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Originally Posted by Burcu View Post
It is a little disappointing (and depressing) to learn that I can never be a social drinker - that i should refrain from alcohol for the rest of my life. Anyways. My doc assures me that we will fill the void and i will not regret quitting ever. Hope he is right. Pray he is right.
So... fingers crossed. First serious attempt to quit alcohol. Hope I will succeed. Grateful in advance for all the support.
Your “doc” is entirely right, you will fill the void and you will never regret quitting. And, it will be a struggle; you will essentially be forging an entirely new life-style. Changes this big won’t come easily. But, they do come and it seems the harder the struggle the sweeter the success. Go get ‘em, we’ve got your back.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:15 PM
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Welcome and good on you for taking the right action.
Sober life can be way better than drinking life..you will see.
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