Blogs


Notices

Drunk after seeing my psychiatrist

Old 08-04-2018, 03:14 PM
  # 21 (permalink)  
Member
 
AnvilheadII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: W Washington
Posts: 11,591
I keep hearing the same things over and over again. Go to Aa. Go to the bipolar center

the message here as i understand it is that YOU need to TAKE ACTION for sobriety. YOU need to do whatever it takes, go to any lengths. cuz doing what you have been doing is NOT working.

you drank when your neighbor lived across the street.
you drank when he moved away.
you drank when you heard he was sick.
you drank when you heard he passed away.

the situations external to you are NOT the problem. they are only excuses. we've heard them all.

things are not going to get better on their own.
it comes down to you.
AnvilheadII is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to AnvilheadII For This Useful Post:
Buckley3 (08-04-2018), columbus (08-05-2018), hellrzr (08-04-2018), least (08-04-2018), Purpleman (08-05-2018), SparkleKitty (08-04-2018), tekink (08-04-2018), tomsteve (08-04-2018)
Old 08-04-2018, 09:55 PM
  # 22 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Originally Posted by AnvilheadII View Post
I keep hearing the same things over and over again. Go to Aa. Go to the bipolar center

the message here as i understand it is that YOU need to TAKE ACTION for sobriety. YOU need to do whatever it takes, go to any lengths. cuz doing what you have been doing is NOT working.

you drank when your neighbor lived across the street.
you drank when he moved away.
you drank when you heard he was sick.
you drank when you heard he passed away.

the situations external to you are NOT the problem. they are only excuses. we've heard them all.

things are not going to get better on their own.
it comes down to you.
You are right Anvil. I need to take action.
sweetichick is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to sweetichick For This Useful Post:
tekink (08-04-2018)
Old 08-04-2018, 10:00 PM
  # 23 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Originally Posted by hellrzr View Post
"Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average.

There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest."

AA Big Book, Chapter 5, How It Works.

Sounds like the professionals are telling you the EXACT same thing you have been told on this site over and over and over and over again. When you truly get miserable enough that you can't take it anymore I hope you will finally give AA a chance.
Your right the professional are. Maybe I have just given up . That's why I am isolating. I regret drinking yesterday. Today I have guilt shame and loathing to deal with.
sweetichick is offline  
Old 08-04-2018, 10:00 PM
  # 24 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,960
Originally Posted by sweetichick View Post
You are right Anvil. I need to take action.
You are the only person that can do it,dear. I know it seems overwheming and scary,but trust.. Once you get some serious distance between the drink and you, work on your health stuff,ect..you'll be glad you did and it does get easier. People care about ya!
DontRemember is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to DontRemember For This Useful Post:
Caramel (08-05-2018), DarklingSong (08-05-2018), Delilah1 (08-04-2018)
Old 08-04-2018, 10:22 PM
  # 25 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Thanks Don't
sweetichick is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to sweetichick For This Useful Post:
Delilah1 (08-04-2018)
Old 08-04-2018, 11:57 PM
  # 26 (permalink)  
Member
 
Delilah1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: California
Posts: 12,157
Originally Posted by sweetichick View Post
Hi Delilah. I went for a sleep and woke up and through the rest out. They are not open weekends but do have peer support workers. Maybe not such a bad idea.
It's worth a try, it may be just what you need. Can you touch base with them when you're there for your appointment on Monday? I'm glad you got rid of the alcohol, it will make the rest of the weekend better, even if it doesn't feel that way quite yet.

I see you taking steps to get yourself sober and ready for the life you deserve. Dumping the alcohol was one, and so is looking into the peer support. What else are you doing to support your sobriety this weekend?
Delilah1 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Delilah1 For This Useful Post:
Mireille (08-05-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 12:21 AM
  # 27 (permalink)  
Member
 
ReadyAtLast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,833
Hi sweeti
Sorry to hear of your struggles. Why not come and join the August class for more support . It really helps. ☺
ReadyAtLast is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ReadyAtLast For This Useful Post:
DarklingSong (08-05-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 01:43 AM
  # 28 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Originally Posted by Delilah1 View Post
It's worth a try, it may be just what you need. Can you touch base with them when you're there for your appointment on Monday? I'm glad you got rid of the alcohol, it will make the rest of the weekend better, even if it doesn't feel that way quite yet.

I see you taking steps to get yourself sober and ready for the life you deserve. Dumping the alcohol was one, and so is looking into the peer support. What else are you doing to support your sobriety this weekend?
The weekend is over here It's Sunday night here. The club is run out of a converted house off site. I read the daily AAA meditation book today, nothing else interesting. Neurologist is tomorrow. Thanks for asking.
sweetichick is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to sweetichick For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (08-05-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 01:51 AM
  # 29 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 319
Hey Sweetichick. I've dealt with death recently too. I lost my Dad and my stepdad to unrelated Cancer's 12 months between each other. Both out of the blue, and both died young (56, and 47).

The reason why your psychiatrist is saying the same things is because he's suggestions real solutions to your problem, but you're struggling to take that leap of faith.

As Dee said, you need to change the process. Change the process and you will change the outcome.

I can absolutely promise you the grieving process is less painful, and easier to deal with, sober.

Take that leap of faith <3
16YearsDrunk is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to 16YearsDrunk For This Useful Post:
DarklingSong (08-05-2018), Dee74 (08-05-2018), John65 (08-05-2018), least (08-05-2018), Mireille (08-05-2018), tomsteve (08-08-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 02:20 AM
  # 30 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 187,791
Blog Entries: 1
I hope you make the appointment tomorrow sweetichick

D
Dee74 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
DarklingSong (08-05-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 02:31 AM
  # 31 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Thanks 16years. Sorry for your loss.
sweetichick is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to sweetichick For This Useful Post:
16YearsDrunk (08-05-2018), DarklingSong (08-05-2018), Dee74 (08-05-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 07:37 AM
  # 32 (permalink)  
Member
 
AnvilheadII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: W Washington
Posts: 11,591
maybe taking on a task like home/life decluttering can give you something positive and meaningful to do while you are at home. taking an active role in the state of your physical house - ridding of that which no longer suits or pleases or works - can work concurrently with decluttering our thought processes and yes, spiritual life.

and it's a demonstration of self care. it calls us to actively participate in our own lives. i am not saying this is a replacement for active recovery - meetings, working the steps, working with others.
AnvilheadII is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to AnvilheadII For This Useful Post:
Caramel (08-06-2018), tomsteve (08-08-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 12:32 PM
  # 33 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Originally Posted by Dee74 View Post
I hope you make the appointment tomorrow sweetichick

D
Thanks Dee. I should be ok. Managed to get 5 hours sleep. It's not till 1.30.
sweetichick is offline  
Old 08-05-2018, 02:01 PM
  # 34 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Originally Posted by AnvilheadII View Post
maybe taking on a task like home/life decluttering can give you something positive and meaningful to do while you are at home. taking an active role in the state of your physical house - ridding of that which no longer suits or pleases or works - can work concurrently with decluttering our thought processes and yes, spiritual life.

and it's a demonstration of self care. it calls us to actively participate in our own lives. i am not saying this is a replacement for active recovery - meetings, working the steps, working with others.
That's a good idea Anvil. Give me something to do.
sweetichick is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to sweetichick For This Useful Post:
AnvilheadII (08-05-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 02:13 PM
  # 35 (permalink)  
Member
 
AnvilheadII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: W Washington
Posts: 11,591
it really is contagious, sweeti, once you get started. we don't have to become fanatics about it, but once we get started wanting to simplify our lives in some way, and learning to LET GO of some of our "stuff", it really does make a difference.

you can start anywhere.....and you can follow whatever method works for you.....or use a combination of methods. you can pick a room.....or you can pick a collection.....it doesn't really matter WHERE you start, only THAT you start.

and that's the key to all of it, hon.....getting out of the starting gate!!! it can be part of the "new" you......the sober person with the new attitude towards life.
AnvilheadII is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to AnvilheadII For This Useful Post:
bexxed (08-08-2018), Dee74 (08-05-2018), tomsteve (08-08-2018), Yixi (08-07-2018)
Old 08-05-2018, 08:38 PM
  # 36 (permalink)  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
sweetichick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,802
Thanks Anvil. I just need to get the momentum going. Sitting in the hospital waiting. Definitely not a place I want to hang out. Big wake up call.
sweetichick is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to sweetichick For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (08-05-2018), Yixi (08-07-2018)
Old 08-07-2018, 09:37 PM
  # 37 (permalink)  
Member
 
Yixi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: North of the UK (one of the cold bits)
Posts: 672
Sending you love Sweeti. I suffered from MH problems for years too and refused to believe that the drink wasn't "helping me". 35 years of putting off having a much, much better state of mind until I finally hit real rock bottom and gave the drink up. I'm not 100%, but I'm 99% better than I was with a bottle in my hand. I hope that you too can find it in you to kick the booze into touch. It is scary, it does hurt a lot at first but it really is worth it. Trust me. Find a method that works, be that AA, SR, specialist medical advice or all 3. The main thing is making that commitment to getting sober, and meaning it. We're with you hun. Hugs x x
Yixi is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Yixi For This Useful Post:
Zanna (08-07-2018)

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:24 PM.