Cloneegirl wrote: »
Hi looking for advice. I need to give up drinking. I would have a drink every night of the week (bottle or maybe two of wine, depending on how I’m feeling). Then go on a mad one of Friday and Saturday night. Could be wine and some other spirts. My tolerance has built up. I get hangovers but pop some mess and it usually goes quick. Eat like a horse. But thankfully not putting on weight from it. I’m a female, 30. Don’t miss work or anything. But it’s affecting my life- relationship/ thinking of kids. I just can’t control myself when I have “just the one”. There can be times when I can go a day or week with out drink and will go on a binge. Not sure AA and God works? There is support in Dublin City but seems to be in the day time. Living out in blanch. Ideas/advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.
aabarnes1 wrote: »
We need to rely on something [God] as we can't do it ourselves. That's why we have meetings.
aabarnes1 wrote: »
Thanks, I understand your point. However, with real alcoholics, the needed power you talk about is not there.We were beyond human aid, that is the baffling nature of alcoholism. We didn't drink to escape, we drank to satisfy an obsession that was beyond our mental control. It is this 'lack of control' that has had doctors, physicians and medics bewildered for millennia. That is why we describe ourselves as powerless. If we could summon up enough will power, many of us would have recovered long ago. We are like men who have lost there legs, we do not grow new ones. A simple reliance on a higher power , or even a willingness to accept one is the foundation on which millions of alcoholics have recovered.
I understand that there is more than one way to skin a cat, I tried all of them and this way is the only way that worked for me, not only for quite a long time now, but the freedom and happiness I now enjoy is unfathomable compared to when I ran on self will. Stay well.
ThewhiteJesus wrote: »
Well done Andrew on quitting and i very much enjoyed reading your honest posts, very refreshing and frankly inspiring.