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Ashley-Health Educator Jul 10, 2019 (07:28 PM)  

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Welcome Lettie,

I am sorry to read you are deeply struggling. You clearly are resourceful and wanting change as you are coming here to post.  Have you talked to your doctor about coming off these drugs? It is important to speak with your doctor about this. If you are having thoughts about harming yourself please get help asap, talk to your husband, your doctor or call a crisis line. I am not sure where you are located but if you are in the US: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  phone number: 1-800-273-8255. If you are in Canada: http://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/ phone number: 1.833.456.4566.  If you are having serious thoughts about harming yourself not please call 911. Please don`t deal with these thoughts alone. Also, remember that alcohol is a depressant and will make depressed thoughts even worse. Remind yourself that drinking and possibly coming off medication is clouding your thinking now. Have you also been having trouble sleeping? This also may have a drastic impact on your mood and thoughts. 

I am glad to hear you have had experience with other programs and supports. What did you find helpful in the past? Use the information you learned in the past now. Slips and relapses are often considered part of the learning process. Try not to be too hard on yourself. Try to learn from it and move on. Do you think coming off the medication triggered this relapse? Or was it something else? How were you able to abstain or moderate in the past? 

I hope to read more from you soon.

Ashley, Health Educator

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foxman Jul 09, 2019 (08:54 AM)  

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You may want to visit one of the local AA meetings. Also read the chapter "More about alcoholism" and see if you can relate: