Can't stop drinking

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Hello I'm Ben. Can't stop drinking everything I try I can't do IV been drinking for about 14 year here and there but the last two years IV been alcohol dependable IV got a lovely family who support me but I just lie about it to make them feel better about me. I started drinking crates of beer now I'm on a litre of whiskey a day then more nothing I can do can help me I want to change just know I cant. I'm not going to lie IV had a heartbreaking life at times lost very close love ones children parents etc ... But is that an excuse to be how I am because I have people there I just can't seem to help my addiction it's getting bad I wouldn't dare go to see how my health is because I'm bad at the minute I'm a proud person I'd just love abit of advice thank you for listening 😖

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    F your pride go to the doctors if not for yourself do it for the lovely people you have around you . Think how devastated they would feel if you became seriously ill which is wot will happen to you . Dieing from alcohol is not a fast death either it is a slow death and they will be their if your lucky enough to see you go through and eventually die. Sounds like you need tough love stop lieing to these people you are in over your head . Drop your "pride " and go see the doctor they do not judge you so don't lie be open and honest and they will help you get the help you need . Be strong I wish you good luck

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    Ben take notice of what Clint has said.You are clearly on a downward spiral and will need some medical help to help you stop drinking .Go and see your GP , there are medications to help you detox and meds to help reduce cravings.Dont go cold turkey Ben as it's extremely dangerous .This addiction thing is a bitch but you have come to the right place where people understand ... keep coming back here and see your doc asap

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    Hi Ben. I must agree with Clint...you have a family who would be devastated if anything happens to you...please seek medical help today....also . Every town and city now have in the centre...also RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP. BUILDING OR OFFICES...

    You can just walk in, ask to be assessed by a member of the team, who will help in every, single, possible way they can ( NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED ) they specialise in both alcohol abuse and substance abuse...I went to a clinic every week and had a specialised nurse, she became a very good friend, and a real support to my family...she now oversees LIVER TRANSPLANTS for ALCOHOLICS...in a large London hospital...

    Go and see your GP today please, they can help you in sooo many ways,...advice, support, medication. And many other way...but.....DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP ON YOUR OWN...is and can be very, very dangerous...

    I have been well for 14 yrs...advice nd I can now have a few drinks, a couple of times a week.....

    I was sectioned..( section three ) four times into a mental health secure hospital..it saved my life, and I made many good friends with both patients, like myself, and staff members...you do need to stop, you are having a massive intake, every single day....your family love you so very much, and I think that. If you told them the truth...they would want to help you even more...

    You are a good man who is loved, and you DESERVE HELP TO GET BETTER...YOU will be in my thoughts and prayers lovey....MY sincere regards to your loving wife and family also...take care...big warm hugs coming your way, Benjamin...

    I think I got your name wrong at the start of this post...sorry...xxx

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    There is only one destination ahead, if you carry on.

    Your brain is now programmed that it must have alcohol on a regular basis, just like a heroin user. On a litre a day of whisky, it will be nigh on impossible to cut down and cold turkey could be dangerous to your health. Cold turkey is very painful and unpleasant (when consuming your amount of alcohol) and you feel like you want to die and I' talking from experience.

    The good news, is that with medication, it is realitively easy to give up alcohol.

    The bad news is, the route to get it, is painful for most people. You can go to your GP, but they are unlikelly to help you and will probably direct you to an ARC. You can easily just go direct to an ARC, but please note that they will write to your GP to inform them. Deidre, went when circumstances were very different. Today they are hard work, staffed by people, who in general do not seem to have much knowledge in the field of alcohol dependency.

    If you are a strong willed person, you can usually end up getting NHS prescriptions for the medication and only a monthly visit to the ARC.

    Alternatively, you can get a private prescription through a doctor or online consultation and this avoids your GP knowing, but it is a more expensive route.

     

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    HI Benjamin. Great replies already and I have only to repeat that you have loving people surrounding you and this has to stop. I do think that you have reached rock bottom like I had 4 years ago. Best of luck from Robin
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