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Question Alcoholic? - July 9th 2012, 10:49 AM

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So in 2009, I was diagnosed with OCD and depression. Though I am a lot better then I was was back then, I still do have bounds of OCD thoughts and depression.
But since I turned 18 last year, I started drinking after promising myself I wouldn't. I didn't drink heavily all through 2011, just here and there.
I have never been drunk or will ever drink drive. EVER.
But since this year, I feel urges and cravings for alcohol. I feel at ease and am so much more comfortable when I do.
I'm beginning to drink every day now and notice that the amount of alcohol that I have in my drinks (I mix my own but get pre-mixed ones when I go out) are slowly becoming more and more each day.
Having drinks after work is the one thing (besides being home with my family and relaxing) that gets me through the day.
I'm not sure if my increase drinking will eventually label me as an 'alcoholic' and if it's due to my OCD and depression.


   
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Re: Alcoholic? - July 10th 2012, 09:39 PM

Alcohol addiction is so crafty. A mixture of it being so readily available and socially accepted makes it very easy to spiral into a dark place without really realising. I'm afraid I can't comment on how this might relate to your OCD because I have no experience with the condition however I would naturally warn you about drinking heavily whilst suffering from a bout of depression. Whilst you feel the alcohol picks up your mood it will eventually start to have a detrimental effect on your overall mood requiring more alcohol, more frequently to make you feel comfortable and happy. The fact of the matter is, you're concerned enough to of made a post about it and that speaks volumes. You're aware of the situation and where it could take you and frankly I think that screams, stop now... While you're still in control of the situation. Limit the amount of alcohol you have access to, replace the alcohol with other unusual, tasty drinks you wouldn't normally have to quench that thirst you might have for it. I'm not saying stop completely because I don't think you're in that kind of vulnerable position where any alcohol will tip you over but just tighten the reigns.
   
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