- Sounds like there may be a problem there. Healthy people don't think about drinking, sweat at night, forget things they have just done, shake and not sleep. If you read these post, time and time again the same questions are asked. If you quit drinking for a week you will have your answer. You sound bright and successful, get back to that place before alcohol and continue enjoying life. You may be surprised how many do know you are drinking or something is up. If your finding that your company is a bottle of booze instead of family and friends your not hiding it very good. Come out to the booze closet my friend, talk to someone, look for help, be honest with your family and friends then you won't be lonely and can start your recovery. I know you can do it, I have, its easy to quit but not easy to stop. Wishes for your success!
- I'm 24, and I hate that number. I hate how I'm looked at as a child when no one nows what hardships I've had to face and get over. I live with my boyfriend, who is emotionally neglectful. The owner of the coffee shop I managed closed the doors one day and has not paid any of us (and I was already living paycheck to paycheck). All of my bills are due, and I can't pay them because I don't get paid until next week. Aside from that I fell down some stairs a few days ago (because it was icy) and my nee is swollen and I don't have insurance. A lot of things that add up to just a mess. I started drinking because I moved here with no one, and the 'friends' I thought I made turned out to be bad people. So, I'm alone in this big city. I drank to fall asleep, and escape my miserable daily life. and now, hopefully it's possible to change. its been 2 days, and i can't wait until it's 7.
- —Guest Chicago
- Dear BrownHorseDot: I've missed you too. Your enthusiasm made me smile and made me want to get one more day under my belt. I wish you a joyful 2013.
- —Guest Sterling
- Happy Valentine's day everyone, hope you have a sober loving day.
- —Guest Mary
- Hiya chicago i too had the idea that their were ghosts in my house,they were so real they were coming out of the walls and i was on the point of leaving my house for good like in the amityville horror,but at the back of my mind i realised they were not real and part of the withdrawal process and in a weird way i kinda enjoyed it the same way we enjoy horror films,anyway in a short while they will go away so keep at it,its worth it i promise you huggz and xxxx to everyone
- —Guest dave_y
- Hi Giffey and it's so good to see you posting. All our thoughts are with you and your family tomorrow and i totally agree, we all thought no-one knew, we were clever at hiding it but we were also wrong. Everyone knew, it's just something no-one tells you to your face. You should be so proud having gone through a crisis and not turned to drink, it's so easy to get complacent and think it's over, until something awful happens, that's when true mettle shows its face.
- —Guest Mary
- Hi, you know of course that when you drink you are not getting quality sleep but passing out which is a huge difference. Stay strong and see it through. The first night I slept was amazing, it was the best feeling in the world and I really want that for you. Take benadryl, it's a hay fever tablet, totally non-addictive and has the same effect as sleeping tablets. Once you manage to sleep stop taking them. Good luck and stay strong.
- —Guest Mary
- It's so good to hear from you and to know you are doing fine, when people drop away we all worry in case they've relapsed so your post was a lovely surprise. Yes, you are helping and giving back when you post, it's always good to have someone sincere reaching out. Take care and glad to see you back fighting fit.
- —Guest Mary
- This seems to have cropped up a lot lately. When I first quit the dreams were horrendous. I can laugh now but I also woke many times convinced my house was haunted, they seemed so real. they will pass and quite soon, honestly. No need to call in the ghostbusters just yet lol.
- —Guest Mary
To: Mary and all
- Thank you for your kind words. Its been tough but need to be strong to help my dsughter. Been thinking about my first detox night. 31st. December. I prepared for it mentally and wanted to do something to mark the day. I ended up in a remote campsite in campervan. It was freezing! Slept awful with nightmares and chills. Got up to beautiful countryside. Glad I did it though, it seemed important to celebrate s new start. Kind thoughts to you all
- —Guest Plantpot
- Congrats on the new life your bringing into the world. I am so thrilled you want to be a healthy sober daddy. In this hard world we live in we need our mothers and fathers to be there for us and guild us away from the harmful things in life. Now that you know what booze does you can put it behind you, get healthy, enjoy loving you spouse and what you have created. You baby diserves the best life you can give it, he does not need to be punished from your drinking. Just keep your mind on tract about what you are doing, don't let the small weakness in you spoil it all. You will have to be strong and honest with yourself. You can do it! So many on here has done it and the excitement of a new life among us with a sober daddy is a blessing. Keep posting on how your doing! When is the baby coming, you could have that many days sober for his arrival. Right On! you will do it! Huggs
- Two nights, no booze. A big accomplishment for me. I feel fine; can't sleep, and I'm having hallucinations. I think. Or there are ghosts in my apartment. I don't crave drinking, though it would help me sleep. I've been taking a lot of vitamins, so i hope that is what is making me feel so well. I want to get better so I deal with stress the right way. Though, given my current situation, I think most would stress the wrong way. Whatever. I'm surprised I have an appitite. This forum has helped me come this far. :)
- —Guest Chicago
- Yes you are detoxing the poisons. I find no joy in telling you so. I hope you are not doing it all alone. Drink plenty of fluids, eat and take b12. Try to get in some fresh fruit in the morning to build up your energy. gettimg a bit of exersize will help! Bust out some music and move those feet. Try keeping a daily journal it helps to get out your fears and negitive thinking. Soon you will be feeling better and can take some steps for seeking help with staying sober. Wish you success and great strength. No luck is needed, it is up to you!
- How do you stop drinking if you don't care about anything anymore. That is a good question and the first time asked. do you not have any family, kids, friends, job, a place to live, food to eat, no car, living on the street? Whats your story? Or is drinking making you feel this way? Why not quit for a week and see if your thinking changes? If not I would seek some perfessional help. Maybe you are suffering from something more than just drinking. Also isn't your body hurting? All these thing should make you care about stopping drinking. Join life, there is so much more than living in a bottle and the bottle is what is robbing you from caring. How hold are you, tell us more why you don't care. If you want to make a differance in this world give it a chance. We all are here for a reason and drinking is the problem.Try to sit down and think about what you could have instead of what you don't then maybe you will find out why you should care. Your not alone and there is hope. Huggs!
No one knows that I'm an alcoholic!
- I wake up and all I do is think about alcohol. I don't wanna do anything. I don't think anything is fun. I'm bored, I don't want to do anything. go anywhere and nothing seems as interesting(If I don't have a drink). The other day I was wondering if I am an alcoholic? Because, while i was at work my hands wouldn't start shaking. The other day I couldn't sleep and when I finally fell asleep I had nightmares. When I woke up I was drenched in sweat. I forget that I do somethings. then I do it again, other people remind me that I already did it. I feel tired all the time and I have no motivation. I tried alcohol when I was 14. I went on a binge as a teenager then I dropped out of school for about a year then I turned myself around and started school again, graduated and got a good job were I been in for more than5 years and when I turn 21 I started to drink and socialize with my friends than our became more frequent were I now find myself drinking everyday and alone. None knows
- —Guest Latina