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Alcohol support

Relapsed this weekend

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ElizaDontlittle · 27/11/2017 03:28

I had 5 years sobriety until this year. I've had a few relapses this year, including this weekend. I feel horrible about myself - and I need to sober up today and get myself to work tomorrow. Please can someone talk me through this and help me believe I can do this again.

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hevonbu · 27/11/2017 04:17

Why wouldn't you be able to do it? Think about what triggered the event this weekend and see if you can make changes so you don't end up in a similar situation. I know very little about the topic, but suppose it would help if you had professional support.

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EastDulwichWife · 29/11/2017 23:07

You’ve been sober for 5 years! You can absolutely do it. Keep going OP.

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user1497997754 · 29/11/2017 23:27

Yes you can do it.....don't beat yourself up just a blip on the horizon....put it behind you and move on..good luck

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flatwhite45 · 03/12/2017 08:36

Five years is incredible! Of course you can do it again. Do you know what has triggered this relapse?

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ElizaDontlittle · 04/12/2017 09:13

Thank you for all taking the time to reply to me.
I am going through a very challenging situation with my physical health at the moment and of course it's still there after the relapse and it's made no difference whatsoever - why do I do it to myself?
I'm scared more of the financial situation, and of not being able to work, than my deteriorating health. Which is also a bit mad really! And I was, on the night in question, tired and lonely and probably hungry and am permanently angry about it all. 4/4 there.
I feel brighter this week and more purposeful. I'll come back here next time it feels hopeless.

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Denarys04 · 04/02/2018 19:37

I'm an older woman and I love my bottle of red twice a week Thursday and Saturday. I get drunk to staggering point but no hangover I don't have any alcohol for the rest of the week. My DH is starting to lecture me which is making me feel angry as I don't drink as much as my friends. I could cut to one bottle but would have a problem leaving half the bottle and then on the Saturday I know the remaining half wouldn't be enough and I would be annoyed. Does this sound like I have a problem? I'd appreciate all opinions and feedback

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woosey35 · 04/02/2018 22:24

I think the fact that you are only drinking two days shouldn’t be a problem for your health? But how does it affect your relationship? It must be affecting your husband for him to be picking you up over it?
I’m saying this as a middle aged woman who drinks prob 4-5 bottles of wine a week.

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Denarys04 · 04/02/2018 22:36

woosey35
Thank you for reply so quickly.
My husband is a bit of a worry wart and it's really because he's afraid I'll fall or trip on the stairs or something. It's just because it made me angry that I was a bit worried that I would have a problem doing without it

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