Just a question to anyone who can answer, what does it mean if I tell people I want to stop and get better, yet not long after that I feel like I want to binge again and all of that. Does that mean I don’t want to get better? And I’m lying about it, because I don’t think I am, I’m just confused I don’t know
Hi Emily I don’t think you are lying about wanting to get better at all. Recovery can be challenging and is rarely linear. So to answer your question I think it means your human who’s wanting to better but is facing difficulties. And that’s ok just take it one day at a time. I’m here if you ever want to talk. Don’t hesitate to reach out. 😊
Thank you, that’s exactly what I needed to hear ☺️
Hi Emily, for me it was difficult at first to push myself to stop, I told my friends I'm wanting to stop but unfortunately they didn't care and just kept asking me to drink with them. as hard as it was for me I distanced myself from them and gradually found a distraction /hobby in the meantime which slowly helped me progress wanting to stop ❤️
What it means is you have a problem with alcohol!!!! The fact that you want to get better but at the same time want to drink tells you that you have a problem with alcohol. Its the old devil on one shoulder & Angel on the other. You know what you have to do but you are scared to admit it.. Rightfully so. It's scary to give up on something that you have been so dependent on for so long. You don't know what sobriety will do for you but you know what alcohol will do. Who would want to give up that out of control feeling you have every night or the pucking every morning for a clear mind & refreshed feeling in the morning. What it boils down to is who are you going to listen to, the devil or the Angel? My name is Jeff & I am an alcoholic.
Lol did you read my mind before you posted this? I too struggle with alcohol but I went to rehab. I may have to do this once a year for the rest of my life. I turn 35 in a few weeks and my alcoholic life is lower than shit but my sober life is more tolerable and the prozac actually works. If AA bothers you, you can always lie and be a fake mormon lol those chumps will believe anything and they don't drink or anything.
Probably just reminiscing the feeling ir moment... it happens time ti time, but if you're able to drink and limit yourself to just 2 or 3 drinks, you're good
Well Klazek I apologize in advance for what I'm about to say to you but you are wrong. Any time alcohol affects you negatively you have a problem with alcohol. Whether it affect just your self or it affect those around you, alcohol is a problem. & rehab isn't always the answer ether. If you are not serous about giving the bottle up you are going to drink again. I tried to tell people I was quitting the booze I can't count the times & I just went out to the liquor store again. It wasn't till the time I drank myself into a coma & my wife at the time was told to prepaid for my death & when the Dr saw I would live they told my wife I would probably have wet brain. For those who are still new to recovery wet brain is when you are sober but your brain thinks you are still drunk. Sounds like fun don't it? I was lucky, I woke up my brain in tacked. Dr always tell the worst possible so they look like miracle worker when they are wrong. Booze is a funny thing. It will trick you into believing anything you "want" to hear.