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Distraction Techniques - April 9th 2013, 04:58 PM


Well I guess you could say I'm an alcoholic. I drink everyday to the point I'm intoxicated. My friends are starting to get concerned but I'm scared that I will get cravings and not know what to do to stop them.

Has anyone found something in particular that works for them? I don't plan to stop drinking all together yet, just cut down to being a weekend/social drinker.. but I'm worried that tonight when I'm alone I'll turn to the bottle again and feel ashamed.

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Re: Distraction Techniques - April 10th 2013, 05:00 AM

I haven't been in this situation myself, but I have seen recovering addicts first hand, and these were people I am close too.

What I see helps my friends is mostly keeping themselves distracted by usually being out with others, or working (not at home), just basically being in public environment where you're distracted from your cravings as best a possible. And just stay busy until you get tired, and basically jut go home and sleep, lol.

I know it's not much, but I've seen it help people. Sorry that I can't be of more help.
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Re: Distraction Techniques - April 10th 2013, 04:06 PM

I would suggest getting rid of the alcohol in your house, that way you will not be tempted. If your addiction is so strong that you leave the house to buy more alcohol tonight, after you just got rid of it all, then you may have a bigger problem than you think. So I would use that as a way to test yourself. Take the alcohol out of your home and do not buy more. I think that will give you a better picture of where your addiction is.

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