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Anyone given up alcohol?

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RiotsNotDiets Thu 23-May-13 16:26:28

I'm thinking of quitting drinking for good.

I've had the worlds worst hangover today, but that's not really why. I turn into a right dickhead when I'm drunk, I never know when to stop and I make a bloody fool of myself. I don't drink that often at all, but when I do I end up embarrassing myself one way or another. I'm tired of waking up and cringing as the memories come back.

I think it's time to give it up, any advice?

RiotsNotDiets Thu 23-May-13 16:28:08

Sorry, meant to say I've posted here because when my depression was really bad, I turned to alcohol to make myself feel better and made a lot of mistakes, which made me feel even worse. So it was a vicious cycle of self hatred and alcohol abuse.

glitch Thu 23-May-13 18:21:13

Could you try stopping for a month first?
I did it in January and it is still having an impact now. I thought I would race straight off to get drunk come the 1st Feb but quite the opposite. It seems to have given me more control than before.
A month is a manageable start and then you can decide where to take it from there.

RiotsNotDiets Thu 23-May-13 18:43:03

I could easily not drink for a month as I don't get out much!

It's more that when the opportunity arises I can't just have one, even a drink with lunch would turn into a bender. I just don't seem to have any self control.

painforlife Mon 27-May-13 19:47:16

I did about 8 years ago now & haven't looked back since smile u just need will power & trust in yourself. Failing that is there a AA group you could go to I know that really helps sone people.

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