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The struggle is real. I just had my first 'slip' after 54 days of sobriety. Sucks.

I would recommend speaking to a psych about anti-depressants...specifically an SSRI. You have to play Russian Roulette a bit to find what works for your brain chemistry, but it's worth it. Made things a lot lot easier once I found the right combo. (low dose Celexa for me, but everyone is different)

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GOod luck

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Thank you- I am on meds and have a doctor. I haven’t really talked about it, because I’ve been in a bit of denial. Frankly, admitting I can’t get this under control is really scary.
I get now why they did psych. Evaluations before surgery. The cross addiction is real.

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I am in this boat now also. 2 years of drinking has taken its toll on me, my marriage among other things. TBH I didnt want to quit until last weekend. I think I hit rock bottom and said enough is enough. I found an audio book called The Alcohol Experiment and began listening to it. It is a 30 day stop drinking approach and I am on day 2. The narrator makes so much sense and walks you through what you are going to face on this 30 day journey. I hope in 30 days I am better

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Unfortunately, it's a life long problem. You can't ever be 'cured' of alcoholism. The only solution is to NEVER drink again. THat's a real tough notion for most of us.

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Congratulations on acknowledging that you have a problem with alcohol and resize something is wrong. Are you interested in 12 steps? If not can you meet with your doctor? My husband and I stopped drinking a little over a year ago. It was very rough for him. I was never a big drinker and never drank beer, so me quitting in support of him was right to do. Do you have sober friends? We found out that hanging out with other sober peep and having fun while sober, retrained our brains so to speak to start to realize that we can have fun without alcohol.

If you need to talk, PM me.

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Anyone who thinks they are above transfer addiction is delusional.

I have noticed I am spending too much on clothing lately. I need to keep an eye on it. It isn’t a problem yet but it could be...

I wish the best for all of you struggling with alcohol. Hugs!

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If anyone is in Louisiana and wants to do an Alcohol Free challenge , you can still sign up. You don’t have to live in Louisiana to join the Facebook group and play along

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