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alcohol problem, any idea on how to help me?

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i have a alcohol problem, any idea on how to help me?
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replied May 15th, 2012
If you can't go more than a day without having a fairly large number of drinks and you've lost the ability to moderate, you should consider stopping drinking... maybe using a program like AA.

If you've tried quitting drinking and you can't do that, and you find yourself having a large number of drinks every day (say, more than 2 or 3 for every 50lbs of bodyweight) then you should probably check yourself into a detox center at a local hospital... if it's bad, the emergency room will handle it, and after they dry you out under medical supervision, they'll help you decide what's best for long term treatment.
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replied May 16th, 2012
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They say that alcohol becomes a problem when it causes problems in other areas of your life.

Since you've stated that you have a problem, I assume that something has occurred to "wake you up" to the situation. There are many ways to get help.

AA is one resource. Your physician is another. don't discount what resources your regular general practice MD can help you access.

The first step is to be SAFE! Do not drive or do anything else which you are not supposed to do while drinking. If you have even one drink, thses activities put not only your life in jeopardy but those of others!!!

Maybe an organization like Mothers Against Drunk Driving can point you to some resources to help you stop.

Whatever you do, THINK before you act!!! There is no shame in asking for help, only in knowing you need it and not trying to get it.

Good luck.
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replied May 25th, 2012
I'm just a 2 week veteran of AA, but I've been surprised at the welcome I received two weeks ago. The groups I've been in welcome anyone, sober or not. The only rules I've found are: Closed meetings ("C") are only for those who believe they have a problem with alcohol. All others are open to everyone. One of many AA slogans that I like is the 3 A's: Awareness, Acknowledgement, Action. It seems you're well into the first.
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replied May 26th, 2012
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Sounds like you've made a good start! keep with it and seek out additional help if you need it.

The longer you are without a drink, the less difficult it becomes, but it will be a challenge forever.

Good luck!
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replied July 10th, 2012
Admitting powerlessness over alcohol is the first step. I recommend AA. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. It sounds like you have that. For me personally it took me a long time to stop completely. But I wasn't following the suggestions. I highly suggest you follow suggestions. God Bless you!
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replied July 13th, 2012
I pray that you stop drinking alcohol for good, and you have support from people around you.

How have you been?
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