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Old 09-18-2018, 05:38 AM
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Still drinking but cutting down

The pub helped me today I told them how many drinks I wanted and extended my time by an hour before going. I talk on an AA website all day. I still can't do anything not even wash up. I intend to get back to 830 pm when I can only have time for one 8 drink bottle. I am doing 16 tonight down from 40. My psychiatrist won't give me any more valium so the shakes become unbearable. He is not nice. I will get through this somehow.
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I'm sorry you're in such a bad place. Whats your plan here sweetichick?

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Mixing prescription with alcohol is a terrible idea, so I totally agree with him.
When you are ready to stop, you know we are here for you.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:19 AM
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Eventually go back to f2f meetings. I do 2 online meetings a day.. but I need real people. One of the last meetings I went to this girl was high and really disruptive. Kept yelling out. She was just out of jail and left halfway through. I am physically alone everyday except if I have to go out. I am really committed to AA now. But I can't live with bad withdrawals. 40 a day is a lot to come down from. I still feel it now. At least I will get some kind of sleep. I may seem weak but doing the best I can
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:20 AM
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Thanks Dee for asking.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:20 AM
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I might be wrong, but it often sounds to me like you donít have the confidence or think you are capable or worthy to be sober. But you CAN do it and you ARE worth it. I know itís been a rough go, but you really CAN change your life. We are in your corner.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:22 AM
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Sorry, sweeti, I posted that last before your last post. You are not weak, you can do it.
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You can do it sweetichick! I'm on day 6 and was tapering down before I stopped completely.

Hang in there and post here often!

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Old 09-18-2018, 06:29 AM
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Thanks Yinzer for your support. I am not mixing valium with alcohol. I took one and when it had no effect later went out
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sending you good wishes sweeti--you can do it.
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I hope you can find it within you someday soon to quit sweetichick. It sounds like the alcohol is slowly killing you. Rootin for ya.
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Praying for you to get your life back, Sweeti. We know you can.
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Sweetichick, I hope you make the choice to stop drinking.
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Love to you Sweeti, please look after yourself and keep posting xx
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:04 PM
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Sweetichick. I hope cutting down is a way to sobriety for you. I was rubbish at cutting down. I think my best 'only an alcoholic would think that was a good idea' plan was to switch to drinking just Guinness, because I didn't really like Guinness very much so thought that would help me moderate. Of course I soon got to really like Guinness. It all made perfect sense to me at the time
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for your support guys. Tonight is one bottle 8 drinks.
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Tonight is one bottle 8 drinks.
8 drinks doesn't sound like cutting down to me.
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Thanks for your support guys. Tonight is one bottle 8 drinks.
I can only imagine the amount of newcomers, this will have triggered.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:49 PM
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As Dr. Silkworth put it so admirably in the Doctor's Opinion, "The only relief we have to suggest is entire abstinence."

With me, to drink is to die. It's that simple and yes, that dramatic.

I hope you can make the decision to stop. We do it one day at a time.
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