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Sun Jun 16, 2013, 03:39 AM

Been feeling like drinking more recently...

I've stopped binge drinking over a month ago due to exhaustion and bad liver numbers I got from my DR. I'm just about to have my 2nd blood test to confirm that those numbers have gone down which they should have by now. Sadly I've been feeling liking drinking again of late. Feelings of depression and failure and hard to put down. I've also cut my SSRI that I was on from 1.5 pills a day down to 0.5 pills a day. I don't believe this has anything to do with this however as I was doing the most drinking when I was talking the larger dose and if anything I feel slightly better now than I did at my worst about 2 months back. The Hawaii holiday I just took was fantastic and I didn't feel any depression or anxiety on that trip at all. Now that I'm back though I'm forced to deal with the reality of my situation and 'the world' again. I'm set to see a new psychiatrist this coming week, but it's that horribly rated one that I talked about before. I'm going to give him a try and see what he says though I'm sure it will just be pills pills pills and little listening. I know alcohol is a depressant and makes things much worse in the long run. But dam if it doesn't numb you out and there's no mistaking the buzz it gives you, something that is hard to resist when you are depressed and think as lowly of yourself as I often do.

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Reply Been feeling like drinking more recently... (Original post)
Locut0s Jun 2013 OP
Tobin S. Jun 2013 #1
Locut0s Jun 2013 #4
libodem Jun 2013 #2
Locut0s Jun 2013 #3
libodem Jun 2013 #5

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 11:55 AM

1. If you want talk therapy, go see a psychologist.

Try both a psychiatrist and a psychologist at the same time. That's how you get the most effective results in the shortest amount of time. I did that for a while and now I just do drug therapy. I feel fine.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 01:20 AM

4. Thanks Tobin...

I'm seeing a psychiatrist right now, which I just posted about. It's harder to see a psychologist for free in Canada. Doable, but most of them are out of pocket. The last one I saw was nice but a bit too motherly for my tastes and not quite helpful enough for me.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 03:05 PM

2. Wish I had some magic answers

I believe it is called white knuckle sobriety, when one stops drinking with sheer will power. Have you thought about getting a sponsor and working a program? I know it is not for everyone but sometimes you meet some really good people who are on the same path.

Trick is that if you meet the opposite sex type person they say you should stay friends for at least a year, so both can focus on sobriety and not a love relationship.

It's a good way to meet new people, find ways to help others and grow in a spiritual manner. It takes the edge off the urge, or so I've heard.

Hugs to you for sharing your struggles, brother.

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Response to libodem (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 01:19 AM

3. Thanks. I have thought of visiting some type of support group...

I suppose I still don't like to think of myself as having a drinking problem despite the obvious. I'm one of those guys who takes pride in being in control of things. Which actually explains a lot about why I'm so NOT in control of much of my emotional life come to think of it.

If I did do something like this it wouldn't be a 12 step program as I don't believe in that particular group, however I know there are many other supportive programs out there. I really do need to meet people too, considering I have no friends and have never been with a girl my whole life, lol.

Thanks.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 08:13 AM

5. Maybe you will

Find someone on the same path to sobriety? I hope things are going better for you.

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