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Alcohol Consumption

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  • Korsakoff's syndrome

    I was diagnosed with korsakoff's syndrome in September 2011 at the age of 41. I am now 48 and being a women am now in my menopause. My temperror of late is awful and I live with my parents and brother. Everything lately seems to make my temper flare although I have never lashed out at anyone I am...

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    Useful Resources

    Below is a list of useful resources concerning alcohol consumption. Some of the Patient articles are also linked on every discussion page under Related information in the right sidebar. Patient leaflet on Alcoholism and Problem Drinking: https://patient.info/health/alcoholism-and-problem-drinking This...

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  • What is the best thing to do for my alcohol abusing husband now?

    Hi All I know I have asked for advice a lot recently but I seem to be in thick of the crisis point for my marriage and things are changing and moving quickly and I am struggling to know what to do. Firstly as an update. Th past week has been horrible and sad. Starting with a couples counselling session...

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  • Hi

    I sent in a message about drinking every day 1.5 liters of wine a day... haven't stopped I sit in my apartment, off of work injured no family close by it's driving me insane I get so bored and that's when I buy wine what do I do so sad depressed don't know what to do most days I eat...

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  • Naltrexone

    I am a newbie at this, so bear with me.  I drink six ounces of vodka  average per day. I am trying the Sinclair Method.  I started 26 days ago by taking it every day with my am meds.  I have been told the way to do it is one hour before drinking.  Will see if this works better....

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  • Need a friendly ear

    Hi all, This is the first admission I have ever made to anybody that I have a problem with alcohol.  I started drinking around aged 15 but whilst my friends were having fun, I was constantly just going too far.  I have a good job and a good relationship but my thoughts are often on drinking....

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  • The Sinclair Method is not for everybody, it would seem...

    I've been following this forum for about a year and had two attemps at reducing my drinking with Nalfamene (Selincro) in the same time. I must conclude this wasn't my solution, but I see how it could be one for others. (Re: side effects, yes they can be bad for 5 days max but at the same time...

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  • Pains when’s drinking

    At last I more or less have my Drinking under control and now have more nights off than on. I’ve had loads of tests due to pains when I drink and I thought I’d damaged myself. The tests and scans came back clear: is it bad that I wanted them to show something so i had no choice but to stop drinking?...

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  • Immediate effects of stopping

    I'm mid 40's and have been a drinker pretty much all my life. Beer and then on to wine. Probably a bottle a night until a few years ago when the credit crunch affected our business and things got very difficult money wise. We have worked really hard and can see the light from the money worries...

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  • Concerned about my alcohol use (abuse?) :(

    Hi All, Where to start? I'm not sure... Well, I am becoming more and more concerned about how much I am drinking on a regular basis. I've been 'lurking' here for a couple of weeks and the threads / comments have really hit home for me. I am scared that my drinking is / could get out...

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  • Fell off the wagon again

    This time is bad 30 days straight of drinking 1.5 liters of wine a day, yesterday decided enough!! I have had the diarrhea for over 2 weeks now. Feeling light headed all the time. I just have to find a way to stop once again. So disgusted with myself  

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  • Korsakoff's syndrome

    I was diagnosed with korsakoff's syndrome in September 2011 at the age of 41. I am now 48 and being a women am now in my menopause. My temperror of late is awful and I live with my parents and brother. Everything lately seems to make my temper flare although I have never lashed out at anyone I am...

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  • Naltrexone: A daily journal

    I wanted to record my experience of being on Naltrexone and felt that as this is the site that inspired me to research it deeper this would be the ideal place to post. I am by no means a writer but during this journey I have found myself shocked, disappointed and left to figure it out for myself. ...

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  • Is his partial denial a cry for help or am I kidding myself?

    Hi All in previous posts I gave some background to the situation with my husband. I just wanted to say where things are now ... So he has stayed at a friend's house for 9 nights now, longer than ever before. It has been an emotional horrible rollercoaster, with me waiting each day to see where...

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  • England's Saturday

    Love is Love at London Pride, and Football is hopefully going to continue to come home for England in a huge day for the country this Saturday. C3 Foundation Europe are proud to be supporters of both. If you are using The Sinclair Method to treat your alcohol dependency, then here are a few vital tips...

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  • Dizzy spells when I stop drinking

    If i dont drink for a day or two, i feel fine in myself and start to feel my energy coming back, but every now and then i suddenly go very dizzy and either nearly fall over or i start to panic. Is this a normal side effect of not drinking? And is there anything i can do to stop these dizzy spells or...

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  • Going round in circles!

    I’ve known my drinking has been bad for a while but I just can’t seem to stop. I’m drinking at least a bottle of wine a day in the week and sometimes cans on the way home from work in the work van or pints in the pub. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are completely different, soon as I leave work Friday then...

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  • Dealing with alcoholic husband. Could use some supportive words...

    Just what am I dealing with, here? Perhaps a covert narcissist or alcoholic or both? Married 18 years, though we’ve been together 25. Two daughters. One turned 18 about a week ago, and the other is 15. Both see how dad is. I don’t know if they connect the dots that dad is this way because of alcohol....

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  • Relapsed DAY2

    Well after last nights effort of just buying a quarter bottle I found I couldn’t sleep it wasn’t enough unfortunately today I’m half way through a bottle in real time as of now I’m very disappointed with myself I know god will give me more strength tomorrow. The lure of the happy place I just wanna get...

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  • My journey starts today

    After 2 years on a bottle of vodka a night I’m losing a battle with vodka but I want to quit before I lose everything I usually start drinking at 3pm every day and by 11pm the vodka is gone  I think most drinkers will relate to the happy place it finally takes you to that feeling of no problems...

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  • Struggling so bad

    I'm really struggling with everything and guilt for not getting to grips with my alcohol issues,I know I'm drinking to much but have ed,bpd and anxiety and the alcohol just takes the edge off . I need to do something just don't have the backbone to do something

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  • Time to stop

    Hi everyone My husband and I have been drinking every day for years. It has now got unacceptable getting through 4 bottles a night between us. My husband had the opportunity to go on nights (mon, Tues & Fri) he took the role as an opportunity to cut the booze out mid week. We were really excited...

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  • What do I do next?

    Hi All so I posted for the first time last night. I wanted to hear what others thought about my husband's drinking. Whether he had a problem or I was going mad. The consensus was that his drinking is a problem. Right now he is not at home. He left 5 days ago and at the time said it was over, the...

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  • Should I text him or wait to hear from him?

    I've had another post in here but here's a brief summary of where I'm at. I went to visit my friend in June for a few days and he relapsed while I was there. ( I say friend but at times it was more, we have had a phsical and emotional relationship, however he still says he is straight but...

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  • Depressed

    I don’t know what to do, I went to a wedding got blacked out drunk, was horrible to my boyfriend, I had started taking the naltrexone  a month ago, but was just taking 12.5, because I felt so sick on the 25, my drinking was really good until then, I had started drinking a little, afraid I was going...

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  • Best friend gone to rehab, I'm lost.

    Hi. This is a long story, but I'd appreciate some feedback from people who can relatevor give me feedback. My best friend and I had been planning my coming to see him in the UK for the last few months. Since January we have planned it, talked on phone every day, texted and planned what we would...

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  • Where can I buy Baclofen in Cape Town South Africa?

    I am trying to stop drinking.  I have been to a clinic before and attended AA meetings. I researhed Baclofen and saw that some patients had success with their drinking problem, when they took Baclofen.  My GP will not prescribe it for me, not to treat my drinking problem, and I am desperate...

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  • Feel like I'm relapsing on Naltrexone

    Hi All, Been doing really well for the last 5 months on Nal, a slow but progressive cutting down of the alcohol.  However the last 3 weeks it has been going up again :-( not sure why.  Naltrexone has killed my urges and ability to drink wine, I actually dislike the taste and struggle to...

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  • 60 units a week

    I've posted in the past, lately I've been drinking every evening. When I say drinking it's either four cans or half a bottle of wine each week evening. Weekends it all goes out of the window though, I drink too much.  Whilst I know there are people in worse situations what is everyone's...

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  • My journey to freedom from alcohol

    Hello, So I am an alcoholic and want to stop drinking. A few weeks ago I came to the realisation that I had to stop as this just wasn't sustainable. The physical and mental toll is starting to show. At that point I was on around 16-20 units of whiskey an evening, every evening for around 4 years....

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  • Nalmefene is working for me

    I posted previously on here about what was then my struggle to be prescribed Nalmefene, to help in reducing/stopping my heavy alcohol consumption. Well, after 3 months of being pushed from pillar to post; GP surgery, local alcohol recovery service, their area manager, two doctors and a Clinical...

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