Trying to quit binge drinking once and for all.

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Trying to quit binge drinking once and for all.

Postby uptheboro83 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:17 am

Hi guys, I'm new to this so I thought I would introduce myself and hopefully get some feedback.
My name is Mike, I'm 33, and I live in greater Manchester. I have always had a bad relationship with alcohol. Always been a binge drinker. Got myself in lots of trouble in the past. Ruined a few relationships, caused myself serious health problems, amplified my already present depression. My social life has basically developed around, and been based on alcohol. I never really learned to socialise without it, probably due to a lack of self confidence. I can go weeks without drinking and I feel motivated, I hit the gym, happy at home, everything's going great, then I end up going out or drinking at home and it all goes bad again. I will get so drunk I pass out and fall over and bang my head (the last black eye had just gone). Then for 3 or 4 days after the depression comes and it's almost unbearable. I have recently become a father so now is the time to get this sorted before it develops in to full scale dependency. I have tried a million times to just have 2 pints but I can't do it. I've also stopped drinking a few times, once for 2 years. Without drink I'm a much more positive person. The depression makes me wanna be on my own and not see anyone. The Mrs is getting concerned now also. Although I do drink less than I did when I was younger, It's still a problem. I think maybe it's a personality disorder I have because I tend to binge with everything and can't get a balance, sort of all or nothing. Has anyone had the same experiences? Do you have any advice for me? My friends just say im been too hard on myself and that it's normal to get pissed every now and then. Mike.
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Re: Trying to quit binge drinking once and for all.

Postby Duke » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:28 am

Welcome Mike. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure you will hear this in greater detail, but we've found the answer to our problem with alcohol in the program of alcoholics anonymous. I know you can too. Find a meeting. Go check it out. Listen for the commonality. If it makes sense to you, join us. It'll be the best decision you ever make.
"If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.", Mother Teresa
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Re: Trying to quit binge drinking once and for all.

Postby avaneesh912 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:32 am

Do you have any advice for me?

Grab a copy of the book alcoholics anonymous and read the stories and see if the program can work for you too. That the advice from the "Preface":
Yes that happened to me, or more important
I have felt like that, or MOST Important
YES, this program can work for me too.
Show him, from your own experience, how the peculiar mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents normal functioning of the will power (Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 92)
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