Mild Drinking Problem/Alcoholism Thread Anonymous 11653
Take your shit attitude to lolcow. This is a comfy help thread.
I don't know if I have full on alcoholism yet but I'm getting there. I am 20, too young to buy alcohol in the U.S. but always manage to get my hands on it, which really worries me. If I don't have it, I am not ever happy. In fact I am often extremely depressed and will self harm, which is why alcohol feels so necessary. My goal is to one day make sobriety my most desirable state so that I won't need to drink.
I think it's lowered my immune system quite a bit because I got a UTI after a heavy binge with friends. That is a sign to stop drinking as it can irritate my bladder, but I just had 2 beers tonight. Really upset with myself.
How are the anonettes coping? How often/how much do you drink? Can you be happy or content without it? And most importantly, are you getting help?
i don't use alcohol specifically, just anything i can get my hands on. i really don't like alcohol but drink if i have nothing else. i wouldn't call it a mild addiction but i have a really stressful life and don't experience enjoyment of anything or calm, ever, unless i'm not sober or just a little 'enhanced' by substances.
I used to drink heavily once a week in social settings. I couldnt not be drunk because im really awkward and didnt really have fun with the people i hanged around with. If i couldnt drink for some reason i would just go home. It didnt help with my anxiety and shit tho because id just feel horrible about being cringy/social the next few days. But i couldnt help myself.
I stopped now. Dont really drink ever. I dont feel like i have to because i have met some new people and got a boyfriend who are good company without alcohol. I dont feel the need to get drunk with them even if they are drinking (although i dont really like being around drunk people, never have but i didnt notice that most people were drunk too while i was drunk)
I'm trying to stop. I've made a rule that I can only drink Friday and Saturday but it still feels degenerate considering I get drunk off of 2-3 beers. I always say really stupid shit to my friends too. I just fucking wish I could enjoy things without it.
oh fuck i forgot i made this thread.
i have a proper 40 hr workweek office job now that it highly stressful. my drinking has become a psychological need at this point. when i go home i HAVE to have at least two standard drinks. even on weekends, for some reason. like, i feel like all day i'm just waiting to have a beer and go to bed.
it's not helping my insomnia at all. i'm sleep deprived and sickly. this seems to run in my family amd i wanna put an end to it.
my friends are gonna start taking me to the gym after work and i'm gonna buy NA beer or something else tasty to look forward to drinking after work instead. i'm really ashamed.
I also work full time and I drink 4-8 cans of 4% alcohol a night due to poor lifestyle choices. I used to drink way more but it ruined my life and I went sober for about 2.5 years.
I try to take breaks when I can, and I'm trying to drink slower so I drink less.