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Forums / Staying well / Fighting alcoholism

Topic: Fighting alcoholism

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  1. Shining_Star
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    20 June 2019

    Hi, I’m new here.

    I am currently starting my journey to beating the bottle, I’m learning the triggers for my drinking and it’s tough. I have not spoken openly to anyone other than my dr and husband about this issue.

    Im looking to hear from anyone who is further down the line and help me to know it will get easier. I feel trapped because I’m so ashamed to speak to my most trusted people about this habit I’ve been hiding to so many years.

  2. blondguy
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    20 June 2019 in reply to Shining_Star

    Hello Shining_Star

    Welcome to the forums and good on you for having the courage to post too!

    Firstly....The forums are a rock solid safe and non judgemental place for you to post..I have been here since 2016 to make a difference where anxiety.....depression and schizophrenia are concerned...as per my own mental health issues

    We have an excellent thread topic called 'Battling the Booze' that has over 400+ Posts on it from members that have issues with alcoholism

    The copy & paste link is below for you....Its a massive thread as are the alcohol problems so many deal with...

    www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/long-term-support-over-the-journey/battling-the-booze

    This link will take you straight to the thread....If you have any issues with the link please just sing out and let us know! Thank you too for being a part of the Beyond Blue forum family Shining_Star

    There is no shame....Your well being, privacy and peace of mind is paramount to us

    my kind thoughts and respect

    Paul

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  3. geoff
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    20 June 2019 in reply to Shining_Star

    Hello Shining_Star, and a warm welcome to the forums.

    Paul has given you a link where many people, including myself, have been involved in, however in regard to your comment and I certainly know how difficult it can be when you want to stop drinking.

    I was a cupboard drinker when I was suffering from depression, I had to hide it from everyone until now all I do is drink socially, that's not easy for people to do, but to understand this problem is your first step to overcoming it.

    There is no judgement here and alcohol is a topic that is often talked about so please don't feel as though you are embarrassed.

    If you go and see your doctor then they may want to prescribe a medication which stops the urge to drink, but it will only work if that's your intention and I've tried it and it does work, all you have to do is change your daily routine, but I'd really like to speak with you, whether it's today but certainly tomorrow.

    I'm 64 and have been through it all so please do not be afraid, I'm gentle.

    Geoff.

  4. Shining_Star
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    24 June 2019 in reply to geoff

    Thank you Geoff,

    i appreciate your reply. Yes my dr has given me something like you described. It is helping, I was surprised.

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  5. geoff
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    24 June 2019 in reply to Shining_Star

    Hi Shining_Star, it's great to hear back from you and certainly pleased about what your doctor has given you, so can I ask you a question, and only answer if you want to, are you happy and I'm very interested to see how you are filling in your days.

    Best wishes.

    Geoff.

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