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Binge drinking

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:36 pm
by Suzy40
Hi there,

I have a problem with binge drinking and not knowing when to stop. 😞. I end up embarrassing myself, or falling over and don’t remember the end of the night.
It’s so disgraceful. My husband is angry at me. And every time we go to a party, or get together, I give myself a massive self talk about taking it slowly or drinking lots of water. But I then get carried away.

I’m always the fun one, and I’m sure my family and friends I always think of me as the drunk one. But the guilt and shame I feel the next day, especially when my husband stops talking to me, is awful .

I know I have a problem, and desperately need help. It’s usually wine that’s the issue.

I still want to be able to have a drink, but once I hit the happy phase, I just keep going, cause I think I’m ok. Then it just hits me, and bang I’m blind.

I can avoid alcohol during the week, but Friday and Saturday, I’m on the wine .

This is not healthy physically and mentally and for my marriage.

Do I speak to my doctor? I’m so ashamed.

I tell myself to be the driver, bit then tell myself I can control it.
Socially all our friends are drinkers.
I’m going camping this coming weekend with 3 other families, and I’m scared of myself.

I say to myself just have a few beers (I just get as drunk), but then the girls get out the wine, and I’m so easily swayed.

I’m so angry at myself. I always fail.

Thanks for listening

Re: Binge drinking

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:48 pm
by Jack23
hi @Suzy40

Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing your story.

There are services that will provide telephone and face to face alcohol counselling. It may help to speak to someone about the reasons behind drinking too much and suggest strategies to help you stop drinking before having too much.

Please look at similar posts to your own and use the @function to directly send a message to another forum member to talk to.

All the best and I hope you receive the support you are looking for.

Take care
Jack23