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Alcohol support

Binge drinking

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YourSpleenIsDamp · 09/10/2021 23:31

I've realised I have a problem with alcohol: I don't drink frequently - less than once a week - but when I do, I just don't know when to stop. I just carry on drinking, fast, and have The Fear the next day trying to remember whether I was an idiot when drunk. My memory of the end of the night is usually pretty hazy, and last time I got drunk I simply don't remember the last couple of hours - just woke up in a massive panic not knowing how I'd got home. This has freaked me out a lot - thankfully I was with DP who made sure I was ok. I haven't put myself in any risky situations, nor said/done anything particularly awful - just being loud and oversharing, and fell over last time, not that I remember - but if I carry on like this surely it's just a matter of time. I think I need to stop drinking completely. I had the best intentions last time, but as soon as I'd had the first drink, I just carried on as usual. I don't know why. I just know I need to change.

Please can anyone recommend any self help books/blogs etc? I've started reading the Thirty Day challenge, and I like it, but I'd have no trouble going thirty days without a drink. Can anyone relate? Thanks :-)

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Touty · 10/10/2021 03:24

Hi there, I feel the same.

Alan Carr's stop drinking book is excellent.

Touty · 10/10/2021 03:26

I know what you mean about over sharing, I did that last night and now feel remorseful about doing it as it concerned some private and personal info about DH and I.

catchyjem · 10/10/2021 09:32

I also recommend Allen Carr's book. I listened to the audio version. I haven't touched a drop of alcohol in over 2 years now.

YourSpleenIsDamp · 10/10/2021 14:24

Thanks everyone - looks like Allen Carr is the one to try! Touty I hope you're feeling better now and not too anxious about the oversharing - I feel your pain Flowers

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