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Question Drinking - January 22nd 2012, 03:48 PM

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Ive been a drinker for over a year or two and little by little i cant remember anything that has happened over the years . to this day i havent drank since new years eve, but before that it was everyday and even at school. My boyfriend wont trust me, my family calls me dumb and selfish, my mom put me in a substance dependancy group , my dad avoids talking to me about anything that isnt school now. If i even SMELL alcohol my body shivers and i start CRAVING it and i dont know how to control that urge. I have a high tolerance to alcohol, because my support group leader said its because ive drank for so long that my body got used to it and it needs more alcohol than before to get that same feeling it did in the beggining. I got started on alcohol when i was about 10 so 4 years ago but it wasnt frequent drinking till a year or two ago. I want to stop but im even starting to dream about me drinking an i dont want to drink again but i keep having this urge and i keep getting put in positions where there is alcohol around me and im a minor so i cant legally leave home without my dad because i cant drive away from wherever i am. I dont know how to get rid of this addiction, but i really need it to go away. any advice?
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Re: Drinking - January 22nd 2012, 07:25 PM

I would definately talk to a professional about this. Also just try to keep yourself away from it as much as possible so you're not tempted as much.
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Re: Drinking - January 23rd 2012, 09:33 PM

Yes, go talk to a proffesional, they will be able to help you more than anyone could ever..
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Re: Drinking - February 2nd 2012, 01:56 AM

I used to have the same issue - distance yourself in every way possible. Don't attend parties that involve alcohol, and when your friends are drinking try your best to stay away with it. If alcohol isn't there, the temptation isn't there and over time hopefully your body, and your mind will adjust to life without it.

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Re: Drinking - February 3rd 2012, 11:50 PM

Start drinking things lighter in alcohol when you drink, or mix drinks with juices or water. My parents have drinking problems, and my brother has. Try replacing it with diet soda if you find yourself drinking out of boredom. Chew gum. Stuff like that.
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Re: Drinking - February 8th 2012, 09:52 AM

If what you say is true then you're pretty much borderline alcoholic where your body is already starting to crave alcohol whenever it sees it, and will have a high tolerance for it.

At this point, support groups may not help you with this. Like some people above said, you should see a professional who may know how to make this better.

Good luck! Carpe Diem.

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