Drinking too much wine, a bottle a day for the last two months and the cutback is starting and we were hoping a safe medication may help to stop and to endure the withdrawal symptoms
Hi both good answers- AA is amazing and known for the strength of the group as a whole. As you start off, meet people, they are no diff thatn you, we atre all there for same reason, what better reason is there not to go. ANd, they have them all day long you can find a schedule ata meeting normally.
Other than that, with maybe a bit more severity, there is suboxone wich helps with the craving, its made as an opiate blocker but has a sliver of help in it's compounds that help craving for alcohol. Or, lo on line there are several new meds to help w alcohol besides annabuse ,…so that comnination cab save your life and make it happy joyous and free angain which is what you deserve, Ok, good luck! RC4
Dear Ronald, It has been a few days since you wrote this question. How are you feeling. Oh Boy, this is a really hard question to answer. For someone who has never had a problem with Alcohol, it's easy to just say go to AA meetings and things like that. Not that I'm knocking AA meetings. I have to been to many many of them. Your question was interesting because you said over a period of time. That scares me. I don't reccomend a medication like Antabuse, unless you have already stopped drinking. My father almost died taking it. He hadn't quit drinking. I was put on it for a short time, and got off of it, because I knew I wasn't ready to stop at the time. I dont know how old you are. But I can tell you from personal experience that you need to quit now, especially since you clearly have a problem. I was an alcoholic for many years. I started drinking at the age of 14. Then at 21, my momma suddenly died clear out of the blue with no warning. She had a stroke.
She was more than a mother to me. She was my bes friend. That is when I made the mistake of handling things the wrong way, and started drinking way out of control, and became a chronic alchoholic by my late twenties. Many many things had happened in my life that were not very good things. An abusive alcoholic father that made our childhood growing up very abusive and sad, loss of all immediate family, but a brother ans sister, I can tell many other things, but will stop there. My point is I wanted to numb myself, and I did. Almost died several times of alcohol poisoning, a couple of trips to the psych unit. Three trips to treatment centers. My family was trying so hard to do what they could to get me to stop, but it had to get to the very rock bottom, and for me to want to stop. Do yo truly want to stop. Because its just my belief, from being an alcoholic myself, being raised by one, having one brother, and two sisters that was one, that no medicine is going to make you stop, and gradually get off alcohol. You have to want to quit, and just do it. I do agree and reccomend going to a detox unit where they can give you a medicine called clonodine that is to help your blood pressure not to get out of control, and some places give you medicine for the withdrawls, but if you say something like over a few months... it doesnt sound like your ready to quit. I encourage you with every fiber of my being to stop as soon as you can. Alcoholism leaves you with a trail of many years of regret and heartache. Scars that cannot be replaced. People youve hurt that you cannot take back. I drank so much, I dont remember parts of my life. Someone will say remember when this happened. And I have no recolection. I'm 42. I started drinking at age fourteen and didn't stop until age 35. There isn't one good thing I can tell you about my life, other than the births of my other two boys. I was too weak to stop, and now that discusts me. I wasn't too weak, I was too stupid and hard headed. I'm not calling you stupid by the way. I was reffering to myself. I cant tell you anything to make you stop. But there is a demon related to alcoholism that will take you places you don't want to go, my friend. It is cunning, baffling, etc.. It can kill you, and make you accidentally kill someone else. It destroys your life and other lives around you. I beg you to do whatever you have to. Go to those AA meetings, if thats what it takes. But please dont make the same mistakes I did. Please. I want you to have a good and prospurous life, and you cannot if your an alcoholic. i will say many prayers for you, and I hope this will be a turning point for you. I truly do. May you find peace and happiness in your life. Take care, Ruthie
I got clean and sober for every one but me. Till i done it for me nothing worked. 15 trips to rehab i got it. I did try antabuse but my body rejected it. Through much prayer and meetings I'll celebrate 26 yrs in march. Go to meeting, get a sponcer who will call u out on ur bs, call them, do the steps. Take when u can use and leave the rest. 90 in 90, or more is good. U will get mad, glad,sad, ect. Read the big bk. Keep it simple stupid is one of the saying. Yes we have to have it simple cause r brains r not use to this thing called sober. Pray to the god of ur understand. Do the steps. Try these things. Hope I've helped u in some small way.
Hi, i know this is an older question now, but in case any one new acesses this for advice, there are a few medications that could help, alongside 'sayone's' suggestion of meetings, AA or SMART, taking the 12 steps or following a similar action plan. Getting a sponsor can be extremely effective. Acamprosate or Naltrexone are 2 medications that will help with cravings and can be used long term. Antabuse is used to prevent people from drinking, but can be contraindicated in some people. If used correctly it can be very effective, but is is imperative to not drink ANY alcohol at all. You really need to be assessed to find out if you are dependent to alcohol before trying to quit drinking. Serious withdrawal symptoms can result if you suddenly discontinue drinking if you are physically dependent. Hopefully this information will help someone...
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