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is anyone still active on this thread? need help

I know there's a problem and I don't know how to address it

    • There's not much activity on this board, but people will see it.

      What do you need help with? I probably won't be able to help, but I can find someone here who can.

    • I'm looking to quit drinking. I did it for two weeks this month and then started again. I'm not interested in AA, but I'm curious what other resources/techniques people have used. I'm not an alcoholic, but I definitely abuse alcohol and have for the last few years. Thank you for your help!

    • It's good that you're reaching out. AA is not the only option.

      I personally can't offer much advice, but I asked someone to come here and help.

    • It's good that you're reaching out. AA is not the only option.

      I personally can't offer much advice, but I asked someone to come here and help.

    • I'm starting to read and learn about stopping with Annie Grace This Naked Mind. Seems like it can help. There's a book and videos on YouTube and email support. Worth checking out?

    • Definitely! Thanks so much, both of you! So far so good

    • Individual therapy can help where AA/NA isn't an interest or something you're not ready for. Drug and alcohol abuse, eating issues, and self harm are all a symptom of a bigger issue.

      Meetings just replace the substance abuse, not address it. I vote for therapy.

    • you could always consider naltrexone if you are concerned about your drinking. it helps stop cravings and also acts almost like aversion therapy

    • I'm reading Annie Grace and drinking all the fizzy water. Tonight will be one week without alcohol. It's been tough...hoping it gets easier

    • Be careful excess drinking can cause breast cancer...

    • gabrielandvalli has a Gold Membership
      Gold Member

      Nov 04 at 03:57 AM

      How are things going? Are you having any progress?

    • I was! I had two weeks under my belt and then my dog died (and grad school really added to my anxiety), and I relapsed this weekend. Tomorrow is another day, though.

    • ls_doc has a Gold Membership
      Gold Member

      Nov 07 at 05:40 PM

      Download audible book "Alcohol Lied to Me " by Craig Beck. Listen to it often. Over and over.


    • @kickinghorse1 if you are still here and quitting.... Annie grace's book "the naked mind" also has podcasts and a community much like this one. There is a naked mind app to get you there.

      There is also an app called sober time with a community called talking sober which is also a great resource.

      Both groups are not AA type communities. They don't foster the powerless mentality that AA does. Good luck!

    • Hi, I love beer but it doesn't love me. I had a stroke about a year or so ago and the drinking of beer would numb me, but put me in deep depression, and the weight gain was tremendous which made me not want to look in the mirror. So I decided something had to change. I guess I am one of those people that have to have ALL or nothing. I am unable to have just 1 beer. What I did, and hopefully it will help you is, I just started decreasing my intake. I did this for a while and let my body adjust. It was a slow process, I drank 5 beers for a few days, then 4 until I felt I could decrease, then 3 etc. Until I got down to 1 then 1 every other day, Then I stopped. I don't know if this will help you it's just how I did it. I haven't had any alcohol in 2+ months with no craving to have it any more. Just take it one day at a time. I also told my sister and she was a great source of encouragement. I wish you the best of luck...You can do this! We are hear to encourage you on your journey.

    • I found an incredible community on reddit called stop drinking. I've been sober almost 90 days, which is huge for me. Please check it out! You won't be sorry.

    • I also have been trying to drink less. I've been reading the easy way to quit drinking by Allen Carr. It's helping a lot. I'm also going to check out the other book mentioned.
      All the best to you, you can do this, it's hard but worth it.

    • How is everyone doing? There are a lot of great avenues now to help you become alcohol free through books, organizations and online. I've chosen to look at alcohol without the romantic propaganda and it's been a great thing so far. You really see how it's permeated all of society and it feels good to be free of the BS idea that's it's somehow a good thing. If you are giving it up. Keep searching for information until you find what makes sense to you.

    • Hey everyone I'm new to this thread but I have just got 6 months sober from an everyday heavy drinker for over 15 years. It wasn't easy I said I will keep going for a year and see if I want to continue or start to have an occasional drink on special occasions after that the only problem is in the type of drinker that once I start I gotta keep going like Pringles. Exercising has helped a lot and different herbal supplements but I do still her the occasional thought of having a drink a couple times a month.