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Drinking too much

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mummytolucas411 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:56:26

Thank you all for not being judgemental, I will take a look at that other thread.

jemstipp Mon 01-Jul-13 16:39:04

Fair play to you for admitting. I have another thread where my MIL is at it every night and not spread out so she is hammered but will only admit to drinking one little glass. You've got guts girl and now you are on your way to sorting yourself out. Big respect.

greeneyed Mon 01-Jul-13 16:36:29

Come join the Brave Babes - non judgemental space to talk about this freely

minmooch Mon 01-Jul-13 16:03:46

Well done for admitting this. Please don't feel ashamed as that uses up too much negative energy. Use the energy to do something positive - perhaps go and see your GP and talk things over with him/her. It may be that a short course of low dose antidepressants (or natural alternative) may give you a lift without having to resort to wine.

I am a single mum to two teenage boys (one of whom is ill so I do not get out much) so I do know how hard and lonely it is. When I feel like a glass of wine I take time to light some candles and tidy the living room so that when I sit down to have the wine it is for relaxation rather than the need for alcohol iyswim. It means that sometimes tidying the living room then lighting the candles brings the same feeling of relaxation so I don't need the wine. I hope that makes sense.

I have to make sure I can drive incase my son requires taking to hospital so it is the ritual of lighting candles/one glass of wine that I enjoy.

caroldecker Sun 30-Jun-13 16:41:58

AA has 12 questions to ask yourself to see if this is a significant issue here.

It doesn't sound that bad yet, but could get worse. What is it about the day ahead that troubles you?

mummytolucas411 Sun 30-Jun-13 13:48:03

I am ashamed to admit this but I KNOW I have been drinking too much.

It started off as a few glasses of wine of an evening (I am a single parent and don't ever go out so would buy a bottle of wine of a weekend) but has increased and now I find I am regularly drinking a bottle a day (not every day) and not of an evening.

Of course this is not normal but I don't get drunk (as it is spread out), I still take my son out to all his groups etc and take him to the park, to soft play.. I just feel without having a drink I cannot cope with the thought of the day ahead. I know I CAN cope without drinking but it just seems really awful..

Anyone else been like this?

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