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Old 4th July 2017, 4:01 AM   #1
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Drinking

How can I fix me? I drink 3-4 times a week?
I embarrassed to say I just threw up on my mail that is pilling up.

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Old 4th July 2017, 7:29 AM   #2
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Go to AA if you think it's that bad.

At the very least try to have a water between every drink. Drink 1 less drink every time you drink & try limiting yourself to only drinking 2-3 times per week. As time goes by continue to cut down.

You can try cold turkey but that is very hard without support
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Old 5th July 2017, 8:40 AM   #3
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You can work the 12 step program, or get an independent counselor. There's no harm in asking for help, but to change, you have to WANT to and follow through.
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Old 5th July 2017, 9:11 AM   #4
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KAOJ,

You call up your local AA chapter and ask to speak to or have someone call you back.. they will have someone call you back and even meet with you.. A fellow AA member and maybe even go to a meeting together.

If you are asking this of yourself then you need some help with this.

Good Luck...
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Old 5th July 2017, 9:16 AM   #5
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For me personally, I just get to a point where I'm getting sick of it. That point is coming for months, then there will be one moment where I just decide that enough is enough. Same happened with weed, cigarettes, and alcohol.

When that time comes, just go with that energy/momentum. One day, becomes one week, and so on.
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Old 30th August 2017, 11:28 AM   #6
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Simple. don't drink today.

Get rid of all the liquor in your house.

Just worry about getting through today.

Tomorrow, worry about tomorrow

Rinse and repeat
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Old 2nd September 2017, 11:44 PM   #7
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and if a day is too long.....break it up into segments

sometimes.....when we think we want to drink....we're actually just lol thirsty...just like anyone else gets. So drink a glass of water. (simple...I know lol)

and candy's good stuff too

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Old 21st September 2017, 7:37 PM   #8
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Book Rec.

The best book I've read on Alcohol is This Naked Mind by Annie Grace. It completely changed the way I look at alcohol and I wish I'd found it when I quit drinking 7.5 months ago.
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Old 22nd September 2017, 12:46 AM   #9
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I heard this quote and liked it

"If you're happy, drink and do drugs, if you're not happy, don't." - Marilyn Manson.
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