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foxman Feb 02, 2020 (11:38 AM)  

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Absolutely. And all the luck in the universe. The problem is dealing with life situations. I felt everybody was after me. My wife wouldn't trust me. Emotions flare up. Kids, neighbors, road rage all of it. Everything came unglued for me. I would suggest, you visit local AA meetings and surround yourself with people. Since you are pensioner, you can afford the time. No one is going to even ask you to put a dollar in the basket. You can even drink all the coffee they have. Understand how the unmanageability feeds into the blank spots. And we pick up. And then if you are an alcoholic, the craving takes over and we get drunk. Thats the vicious cycle of alcoholism. Visit the web-site AA.org and read the chapter more about alcoholism that will keep you engaged.
 
Try the county hospitals where I live, they provide free detox for a week. Wish you good luck.

Adjboy Feb 02, 2020 (10:49 AM)  

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Thanks for your support foxman. Last night was day one. I'm a pensioner so I cant afford a detox centre. 

The first week is the toughest right?
Wish me luck.

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Adjboy, you may want to talk to your doctor, also if you can get yourself detox in some facility it will be great. It all depends on age and the amount of liquor you consume. Its not safe by going by others experience when it comes to detoxing. After that, if you can afford, you can admit yourself into a treatment facility and explore your options. For chronic alcoholics the best thing that works is the rigid principles of AA. If you are mildly afflicted you may explore other options. Good Luck.

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Hello and welcome Adjboy.  I’m not qualified to give advice about your withdrawal concerns, but there are health educators on this site that will most likely offer assistance.  However, if you feel at risk for serious withdrawal symptoms, I would suggest speaking with a health professional.  


As for your question about drinking on alternate days, I was never successful in my attempts to moderate.  It’s going to sound strange, but it was easier to give up alcohol completely than to moderate. Having to decide when I was going to drink, or how much I was going to drink, was too exhausting.  It consumed my thoughts. But I didn’t just wake up one day and say, “I will not drink again,” it was a process. One that began with a Day 1.  


I wish you luck and hope that you do not delay getting the help needed if you begin to experience withdrawal symptoms.  


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This is my first day. I need to reduce or eliminate my drinking but I am concerned about the possible serious withdrawal symptoms of quitting cold Turkey ie stroke or heart attack. 

Has anyone had success not drinking on alternate days?

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