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    Trying2019
    Junior Member
    Posts: 13
    Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:33 am

    Still struggling

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:58 pm

    I am drinking more than ever, mostly in the closet. I am about to have a lot of visitors before and during Christmas and I hate that my main thought is about how to keep up my drinking. I know Christmas can be a time for alcohol but I have such anti social tendencies with it that there is no way to maintain my normal. I am not saying its not good that it might be a catalyst, more that I am acknowledging what a problem I obviously have, because it is such a factor in my thought process. It scares me how much I am drinking at the moment, I am probably having 6-8 bottles of wine a week (every second day). Seriously how much longer could I continue this way? And like said it is pretty secretive...
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    izy3
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    Posts: 67
    Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:20 pm

    Re: Still struggling

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:44 am

    Hi @Trying2019 Thank you for your post.

    It seems you are a bit upset about how much you are drinking right now and how you become when you drink.
    The festive season can be a difficult time to resist and control drinking as it gives you a good excuse to drink more like many people do.
    It may help for you to have water or fizzy/soft drink between alcoholic drinks to pace yourself.
    Also thinking of how it would feel at the end if you didn't drink too much - maybe it could leave you more enjoyable and pleasant interaction with people.

    Keep us updated how you are doing Trying2019!
    Anyone have a similar experience with Trying219's ? Share your experiences and strategies on the forum.
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