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I guess i just figured it out... - August 21st 2009, 06:24 AM

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I'm an alcoholic...i have been drunk or buzzed for the last 6 days and i can't see my self quiting.... I want to stop but at the same time it's so much easier being drunk... i don't have to worry about any thing when i'm drunk all i have to do is figure out how to get home.... The amount i am drinking is really starting to worry me...i don't even know why i am writing this i am drunk right now and honostly i hate my self and feel very guilty for drinking again.... i guess i am asking for help.. i was sober for a full month before this though


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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 21st 2009, 08:19 AM

Hi there.

I know drinking makes you feel all light-headed and like you have no care in the world but it also harms your body at the same time. I am sure you know this. And I know you want to stop.

I think that you should really talk to someone close about your drinking habits. Sharing might take things off your mind. You should probably even see a doctor or a counsellor about it. They will be able to help you even better.

If you have the strenght to do it and with your doctors help, I am sure that you can overcome your habit.

I hope that everything turns out right with you. Best of luck!
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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 21st 2009, 12:48 PM

What you ultimately have to come to terms with is that, although alcohol seems to be helping in the short term... It actually makes everything 10x worse.

It's an enemy, not a friend. It doesn't make things better, it just glazes you over. You end up ignoring the problems so they escalate and then you have the added issue of dealing with the problems that alcoholism brings.

Bring everything into perspective like that and keep reminding yourself of it. I am sure you have problems that you are trying to run away from, we all do. But there are far better ways to overcome them.

Look at your life straight on, at face value. Write down everything you dislike or want to change. Tackle each problem one by one... That's where so many people fall down. Trying to take on everything, all at once. That's not possible. No one could do that. Y'know, you're only human... Prone to error, you aren't a bad person for doing so.

Just try to stay strong and keep yourself away from alcohol. Drink lots, and lots of water and make sure you eat plenty so you constantly feel full. A lot of people justify drinking because they are hungry or thirsty. "One won't hurt"... It does.
   
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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 21st 2009, 04:52 PM

Hey there..

This really needs to stop. Believe me, I really do understand how great it can make you feel to drink your problems away, really. In the short term, that is. In the long term, this is really damaging to yourself emotionally, and even physically. Not to mention the hard time it will put your family and friends through. If you need to stop drinking, there are some things you can do.

I found something with some good tips on it, you can find it here. I think following a few of these will really help you cut down, if not eliminate your drinking completely. You could try looking into an AA or rehab program if you really feel the need to, but remember you are still underage. Walk that line carefully, with the legal system and your parents.

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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 22nd 2009, 03:40 PM

Thank you all very much...i am hoping to find a NA group here and start going.... not sure how to tell my mom that my drinking has gotten this out of control.


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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 22nd 2009, 03:52 PM

Just sit her down, and talk to her calmly, one on one. Don't let things get out of control or into a screaming match. Try writing her a note if you can't talk to her face to face.

I'm sure you can do it!
   
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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 22nd 2009, 10:43 PM

Thats the only thing my mom hates alcohol... My grand parents were both alcoholics and it would up set her beyond belief to know that her 17 year old daughter has turned into one


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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 24th 2009, 10:22 AM

Start going to your meetings and collect proof of them.

That way, when you tell your Mum you can illustrate to her that you are serious about cleaning up.
   
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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 24th 2009, 04:31 PM

I have made the decision that today is the day that if i see alcohol i will say no..... I don't know if i can do it but i know that i can try and i hate failure so if i mess up i will just start again


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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 24th 2009, 04:34 PM

Course you can do it.
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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 24th 2009, 05:11 PM

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I have made the decision that today is the day that if i see alcohol i will say no..... I don't know if i can do it but i know that i can try and i hate failure so if i mess up i will just start again

I'm really excited to hear this. Best of luck witih it, and you can PM me is you ever need any support! I know you can beat this.

Also, Charlotte's suggestion of bringing home proof of some meetings to prove to your mom that you'r working on it. It's a great idea. Try it if you feel your mom will overreact.
   
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Re: I guess i just figured it out... - August 26th 2009, 03:18 PM

I made it through the first 24 hours. as i knew i got bad VT's but i figured out part of why. My father was a coke head and he passed that trait onto me and when i drink i get a coke high and that is why i shake so badly when i am coming down even from two days of a little bit of alcohol.
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