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
Maybe try to su stitute the habit with something new?
Like chewing gum or drinking selzer water!
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
Well then maybe become mentally strong to overcome the phyaocal aspect
I’m giving it a shot. But first day, first fail lol. I suck