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OwlAuthor
26 Jul
Ok. So I think I might be an idiot. I have been clean from drugs for almost 15 years. I used opiates, like heroin and OxyContin. I’ve been clean a long time. And as with most opiate addicts, I never really liked alcohol that much. But lately, I’ve been drinking a lot. I had a tooth that was killing me, and nobody would help me. I couldn’t get the dentist to call me back. So I started drinking to deal with the pain. Just a few beers a day. Long enough so I can finally get the tooth taken care of. That took about a month. It’s been pulled now. But I continued to drink some. Not heavily. Just cause I have no energy but needed things to get done. I don’t really love the feeling of alcohol. Anyway, long story short, i haven’t been able to sleep lately, and I get this insane anxiety. Like this restlessness. I can’t stop tossing and turning. It’s this horrible feeling. I think, somewhere along the way, I got slightly addicted to alcohol. I didn’t think it was possible. My body seems to want it. I have absolutely no idea what to do. Opiates, I’m an expert in. Drinking? I don’t know anything. Can I just stop on my own? Is it possible to drink a little less each day? The problem is, I never drank that much to begin with. 3 beers at a time. I don’t know how this happened. I guess it’s been a month and a half. Maybe a little more since I’ve been drinking those few beers. This is baaad. I haven’t dealt with addiction in forever. Anyone have any tips? Any knowledge whatsoever? This anxiety inside me is eating me up
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Chipmunk
27 Jul
Maybe try to su stitute the habit with something new?
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Chipmunk
27 Jul
Like chewing gum or drinking selzer water!
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OwlAuthor
28 Jul
That’s what someone else said. It’s not really the mental aspect I’m worried about, it’s more the physical. Somehow I became physically addicted to alcohol. I may have drank more than I thought at first. But I don’t know how to stop. The feeling I get without it is horrible. But I can’t let this get any worse
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Chipmunk
28 Jul
Well then maybe become mentally strong to overcome the phyaocal aspect
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OwlAuthor
28 Jul
I’m giving it a shot. But first day, first fail lol. I suck
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