Hi all, I’m a 34 year old female who’s struggled with alcohol addition for many years. I’m starting to see that I won’t live up to my full potential with alcohol in my life. I became a heavy drinker in law school, and it’s become far too much of a burden on my health, emotional stability, and is really affecting my self-esteem. I’ve come to the realization that I’ll never be a “one glass of wine” drinker, and I’m ready to commit to change. I’m tired of being tired and the shame is starting to feel like a never ending nightmare.
Anyone have any suggestions on where to start or on how to maintain sobriety?
I am in the same boat as you....just want to let you know you are not alone... I have tried and failed multiple times to quit... still struggling. I just need to find something else that makes me feel good....I obviously don't have the answers, but Im here to listen. Maybe we can hold each other accountable?
HELLO first time I have done anything like this but the time has come...I am losing too many days to drink! I mix which is bad I know--red wine, then a gin then more red then a bottle of white! No wonder yesterday was awful--I was so sick ….. Sitting here thinking of having a glass BUT I wont I need to stop. Husband helps for a while then off we go again....this cant go on. thanks for letting me rant.
Getting sober and staying sober is a process. When you are truly ready you will seek help. There is no quick fix, no magic pill. Many of us have lost almost everything before understanding we can not manage our drinking and we are not alone. Alcoholics are professional liars and hiders. The only ones we are fooling is ourselves. To stay sober is to work hard not to fall into the same traps we set up for ourselves. Retraining our thinking and taking one day at a time is all that we can do. There is two end results. Life or Death.
Personally, I've been to two rehab centers and both were of great help to me. I did relapse after two years the first time, which was absolutely my fault, not theirs. I failed to follow through and listened to that ""voice"" that suggested that I may not really be an alcoholic.
My second ""tour of duty"" was 3 years ago. I took it very seriously then, as I was on my way out of here had I not. I've been sobber since then. I can share a link of here is their alcohol abuse hotline addictionresource.com/addiction-and-rehab-hotlines/ . Hope it helps you.
Hi. I’ve had a problem with alcohol my entire adult life. I am a mother, wife, nurse. I can’t manage having just an occasional drink. Always end up going too far when I drink. By the grace of God I’ve never had a DUI or died from alcohol poisoning when I do end up in a situation where I binge for an evening. My husband has tried to keep my reeled in but I fight him and manipulate him saying I can handle it. But I can’t. This past week I really scared myself. I drank after work at dinner with a coworker and had way too much. Then I drove. I don’t know how I made it home. Was woke up by my husband as I had passed out in my car in our driveway. My car had mud on it. I have a tracking device on my phone and looked at my path I took to get home. I live in the country. I could tell where I drove through a field! I need to stop drinking. Period. I need help. I am looking for an online resource. Any recommendations?