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    Calmer7
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    Joined: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:52 am

    Exhausted

    Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:24 am

    Hello,

    I am an alcoholic and very tired of my inability to just stop drinking. Years. Not to mention how much I spend every week. I find myself clean and loving being sober for a day or two, then once again I've got a bottle of wine hidden and I just drink the whole thing in a few hours, often more, can't sleep and screw the next morning completely, feeling hungover, tired and anxious.

    Does anyone who has succeeded in quitting drinking have ideas for how to distract my mind when the urge hits? There's a window of about 3-4 hrs that I need to pass through.

    I didn't like AA meetings.

    I dream of being sober for at least 6 months, because I just know how good I'll feel.

    Everything else in my life is pretty good, so I don't understand how I keep f@*!ing myself over every other day with this addiction.
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    Cat7
    Posts: 75
    Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 10:52 am

    Re: Exhausted

    Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:46 pm

    Welcome to the community @Calmer7,

    Sounds like this is a great place for you - it’s really important to know that you’re not alone and I'm sure so many on here can relate to your experiences.

    Is there anything you’ve tried in the past at some stage that’s helped you through the urge? There's a few good suggestions in the thread "Activities to do instead of drinking" but like you I'm curious to hear more suggestions from others too.

    Looking forward to hearing more
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