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Just need to talk to someone. Itching for a drink.

(5 Posts)
VioLetsMum1 Tue 18-Mar-14 20:30:47

Last summer I started to get dependant on and glass or two of wine in the day to cope with stress. I managed to see the state I was getting into though and weaned myself off. Feeling like sh*t today and having bad memories floating about. Sat here and nothing to do and the thought just keeps popping into my mind of just nipping to up the road, just for one small bottle and my skin literally feels itchy at the thought of not having a drink and I can't stop shaking. I know I shouldn't do it, but has anyone ever gone through this stage before? I don't want to feel like this. I want to feel good.

champagnegoldfinch Tue 18-Mar-14 20:34:19

Sorry, I don't have any experience of this, but you are doing the right thing posting on here.

Try focusing on how awful you'd feel in the morning if you had a drink now?

SnowyMouse Tue 18-Mar-14 20:36:31

Have you found this ?

ChaffinchOfDoom Tue 18-Mar-14 20:36:42

are AA online in any form?

you don't need it, you've done very well is there a good film on tv to distract you?

bump for someone who can help better

MaccaPaccaMac Tue 18-Mar-14 20:40:39

Hi, well done for posting. I'm a substance misuse practitioner. This urge is normal, understandable and may be difficult to deal with. But it will last for a relatively short amount of time, and you can help it to go by distracting yourself. Exercise or any activity that uses your brain and your hands is good.

To try and avoid alcohol in the future I would try and identify what your triggers are, ie what happens to make to crave a drink. Then you can work with avoiding trigger situations and/or finding ways to cope.

A recovery group such as Smart recovery may be of use?

Good luck, seriously you are doing the right thing. You will be much happier sober than alcohol dependent. I

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