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Alcohol Consumption

Also known as Antabuse, Disulfiram, Drinking Problems, Nalmefene, Problem Drinking, Selincro

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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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  • Stopping without support

    Hi all Have been here before but now back......! Am drinking roughly 1 bottle of wine a day with maybe 1 or 2 large vodkas. Have been doing this for several years (10+ on & off).  I drink 2ltrs of water every day and my diet is salad and fruit with a cooked meal in the evening.   I desperately...

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  • Quitting

    Hi I have been drinking about half a bottle of Bacardi most nights for about 5 years. I decided to quit Sunday so now 2 and half days no alcohol. Difficulty sleeping but no other withdrawal symptoms is this normal? I've never really felt physically addicted......drank out of boredom . Last...

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  • The Sinclair Method

    After many years of sobriety, I would like to return to controlled drinking. The Sinclair method seems to be the answer although I was doubtful at first. My problem is that I live in the Pacific Asia region and need information about where to get advice and medication. Can anyone help please.

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  • New here, husband left

    Hi there, I'm in my mid-40s, 4 kids all aged under 12. My relationship with alcohol developed in my late 20s and then settled into drinking a lot of wine mostly to ward off the boredom of being a stay at home mum. I was worried about my drinking so when I fell pregnant with my 4th child I stopped...

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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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  • I am an alcoholic

    Hi there, I am 23 years old and been drinking every night for 3 years. Started at 3-6 beers a night. Now 10-12 beers a night. I have a very high tolerance. I am 5'2 weighing 127 pounds, so smashing a 12 pack really shouldn't be as easy as it is for me. I want to try an stop drinking every night....

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  • Needs to start workout , heavy smoker and drinker

    Hi , Am a heavy smoker and drinker , i need to quit these and start workouts to build up some endurance , as a preliminary step i have stopped smoking and liquor from one month and now wants to start some workouts , one major concern is that am a Ankylosing Spondylitis patient and cant do much of a...

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  • Four Years of The Sinclair Method

    Today, October 12th, marks the 4th anniversary of my recovery using The Sinclair Method and I have written an article on how I feel about it all, now, and how things are for me 4 years on. One of the biggest thing I have learned is that (for me) The Sinclair Method has been the catalyst to a more...

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  • Time to Stop Drinking

    Hi, I have been a heavy drinker now for 2.5 years and on average I have been consuming 2 bottles of wine a night. Doctors have confirmed that my liver is a great risk if I don’t stop soon. Normal liver level readings are around 38 and as of 5 weeks ago mine were sitting at 144. I have been trying my...

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  • Scared of severe withdrawal

    I've been drinking 2 bottles of wine 3/4 nights a week for about 2 years. (Had 6 week break 3 weeks ago because of pregnancy but had miscarriage). I had no withdrawal symptoms during that time. Also used to work night shifts 3 nights a week last year so didn't drink those nights. Now back to...

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  • Nalmefene (Selincro) availability in England and Wales

    When NICE approve a medication for availability on the NHS, it is mandatory for the NHS to provide funding for it.  However, each area England and Wales are allowed to provide it on the NHS however they wish.  To categories HOW a medication is provided, they use a 'traffic light' system....

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  • The Sinclair method- anyone with experience?

    Hi, I'm currently doing a second detox, and findng it harder than expected. Not because of terrible withdrawal, but because for the first day (yesterday) I still kept feeling like I wanted to drink (and that made me feel not just agitated, but quite upset and angry- a stupid feeling of being deprived...

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  • Drinking every day...

    Hello. I've just signed up here because I thought it might help to acknowledge somewhere, in some small way, that I have a problem with alcohol. And maybe compare notes with other people and their experiences. I'm not ready to tell friends and family yet. I'm in my late 30s and for a long...

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  • Can-t find this vodka

    I was in Prague for 5 days and during that time I remember buying some brand of vodka in the store. It was very cheap (100 czech koruna) which is 4 euro for 0.5L or 0.7L I can't remember. The vodka was very nice. Its name started with G. Can anyone help me find it?

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  • Blackout and lost

    I did so well and didn't drink for 8 months. Then had a set back and started again. Went to meet new people yesterday, joined a group to meet new friends and the idiot I am decided to drink. Low and behold I don't remember leaving the pub and must have started sobering up when I then realised...

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  • Alcohol and Smoking 4 weeks after Fistula(FiLAC) surgery!

    Hello everyone! I am not a regular smoker nor do i consume alcohol regularly( i generally drink and smoke cigarettes once a month, usually at a party). I had FiLAC(Fistula-tract Laser Closure) surgery done on 17th June(2017) and havent smoked or consumed alcohol since! Its almost 4 weeks since i had...

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  • I am trying to detox at home

    few days ago I acknowledged to myself that I have a drinking problem. So, I joined an outpatient detox group. They prescribed me Librium and naltrexone. But initial doses of Librium made me sleep so much that I barely woke up to eat. So I spoke with my doctor and they reduced it to once every 10 hours...

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  • Think I need help!!

    Hi I've been drinking 3-4 beers sometimes 6 almost every night for about 4-6 months  due to stress and pain using it to cope my husband is getting quite concerned and so am I I'm not into AA I know I can quit on my own, just need some support from people in my shoes... any helpful  advice...

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  • Living with a binge drinker

    I have been with my partner for 8 years. To say that his drinking has caused drama in our relationship is an understatement. I knew he was a 'bit of a lad' when I met him. We were in our early 20's and going for a drink on the weekend seems the norm. It was after roughly 6 months of being...

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  • Detox

    detoxed 3 weeks ago.felt great for 2 weeks.this week I have had trouble sleeping and started drinking again.70 units the last 6 days.i am stopping tonight.will I have bad withdrawal 

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  • Need to sort out my daily drinking

    Hi, It's been very helpful reading others' experiences so I thought posting about mine might help someone else, here's hoping! So, I'm a male in my late forties and have become used to drinking every day, mainly wine, no spirits (too easy to go way too far with no warning) and some beers....

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  • Drinking again after 6 weeks off

    Hi everyone. I'm 26 and just had a recent miscarriage at 10 weeks pregnant. It took my husband and I 4 years to conceive. I suffered from depression and was drinking every other night. Wine. When I found out I was pregnant it was the best news I ever had. I stopped drinking right away and things...

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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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  • Gold Coast Australia

    Is there any help on the Gold Coast Australia? I have spoken to so many doctors that look at me blankly and have to google TSM then I have no trust in them guiding me correctly 😥

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  • Cold Feet: Vascular disease or Neuropathy ?

    I'm a 45-year-old male that's been a binge drinker for 25 years.  I used to drink 6-8 drinks 2 nights a week, now I drink 5-6 drinks maybe one night a week. For the past 6+ years, I've had cold feet.  All day long at my desk job! I've complained to my doctor 6-years-in-a-row...

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  • Anxiety and blackouts

    Hi, I posted in this group a few years ago and the response was overwhelming, it really helped with the anxiety from the night before. The problem is it just keeps happening. I have too much to drink without realising and I woke up this morning with just vivid memories. My girlfriend slept in the spare...

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  • I've had enough!

    I can relate to anyone addicted to alcohol i have 3 grown sons who drink on a regular basis 2 of them have wives and children the youngest who is 30 yrs old still lives at home Ia'am a single parent who has always been there for all my kids.I'am at my wits end with my son who still continues...

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  • Mile stone

    Hi. Today marks 6 months since my last drink. WOW! 6 months that I thought was not possible but made it. I know that it is just a drop in the bucket but here is what it has given me: -I have 4550$ that I have not spent on wine. That was the cheap stuff. Imagine the cost if I had expensive taste! 🤣🤣🤣...

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