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Hi over the past 2 months or so maybe slightly less I have been working to cut down. I had set a goal at 2 drinks but then revised it to 4 as I still wanted the social aspect I am a binge drinker not a daily drinker. I had suceeded apart from just over a week ago two nights in a row I had too much to drink I still remember those nights so I was definately Not my worst however last night I got stinking drunk cant remember Coming home ugh I dont know what.it is but basically.every time im properly drunk now I black out. I know nothing happened as it was a safe place I.was returning from so I dont have to deal with the omg what did I do situation but yet I do feel abit of a failure and its made my Anxiety rocket again. Worse I actually dont know if.I feel bad enough about it but I think I am quite harsh on myself. I just want to feel like I can.go out and have a few and not get this way. I am trying to find hobbies to fill the void but it is hard and im under considerable stress also the doctor would not give me counselling said I needed to call lifeline and tb. When I mentioned drinking twice a week or around that she said who doesnt. I know this can be fine for some people so I am not blaming her but honestly blacking out is something I find it hard to deal with anxiety wise. sorry for ranting. I just feel really disheartened right now and I have serious anxiety and stress also I cant stick to any type of diet I knoHi over the past 2 months or so maybe slightly less I have been working to cut down. I had set a goal at 2 drinks but then revised it to 4 as I still wanted the social aspect I am a binge drinker not a daily drinker. I had suceeded apart from just over a week ago two nights in a row I had too much to drink I still remember those nights so I was definately Not my worst however last night I got stinking drunk cant remember Coming home ugh I dont know what.it is but basically.every time im properly drunk now I black out. I know nothing happened as it was a safe place I.was returning from so I dont have to deal with the omg what did I do situation but yet I do feel abit of a failure and its made my Anxiety rocket again. Worse I actually dont know if.I feel bad enough about it but I think I am quite harsh on myself. I just want to feel like I can.go out and have a few and not get this way. I am trying to find hobbies to fill the void but it is hard and im under considerable stress also the doctor would not give me counselling said I needed to call lifeline and to ask them for some. If feel abit embarsssed ringing what is mostly viewed as a suicide hotline to ask someone in a call center for counselling (im quite bad with opening up anyway) When I mentioned drinking twice a week or around that she said who doesnt. I know this can be fine for some people so I am not blaming her but honestly blacking out is something I find it hard to deal with anxiety wise. sorry for ranting. I just feel really disheartened right now and I have serious anxiety and stress also I cant stick to any type of diet I know this is an alcohol forum but the drink surely does not help with that I just seem to have zero motivation whew this is an alcohol forum but the drink surely does not help with that I just seem to have zero motivation.

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    Sorry for the bad spelling/jumbled words phone is not great for this
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    Corrected version - Hi over the past 2 months or so maybe slightly less I have been working to cut down. I had set a goal at 2 drinks but then revised it to 4 as I still wanted the social aspect I am a binge drinker not a daily drinker. I had suceeded apart from just over a week ago two nights in a row I had too much to drink I still remember those nights so I was definately Not my worst however last night I got stinking drunk cant remember Coming home ugh I dont know what it is but basically.every time im properly drunk now I black out. I know nothing happened as it was a safe place I was returning from so I dont have to deal with the omg what did I do situation but yet I do feel abit of a failure and its made my Anxiety rocket again. Worse I actually dont know if I feel bad enough about it but I think I am quite harsh on myself. I just want to feel like I can go out and have a few and not get this way. I am trying to find hobbies to fill the void but it is hard and im under considerable stress also the doctor would not give me counselling said I needed to call lifeline. I feel abit embarsssed ringing what is mostly viewed as a suicide hotline to ask someone in a call center for counselling (im quite bad with opening up anyway). When I mentioned drinking twice a week or around that she said who doesnt. I know this can be fine for some people so I am not blaming her but honestly blacking out is something I find it hard to deal with anxiety wise. sorry for ranting. I just feel really disheartened right now. I have serious anxiety and stress also I cant stick to any type of diet I know this is an alcohol forum but the drink surely does not help with that I just seem to have zero motivation
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    Star, while your message is a bit confusing and rambling, the message itself is clear.

    You have set a goal - great. At least it's a start. Maintaining it though is a problem most of on here have.

    There have been many comments on this site suggesting The Sinclair Method. Please do a Google search for this as it is most informative. It will also help to releive anxiety knowing there is help for what you are going through.

    One more thing, I'm drinking a whole lot more water these days and find that better hydration keeps the binge drinking down. Keep a bottle or two handy wherever you are.

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      Thanks Tim I have been looking into the Sinclair method. I did also want counselling doctor was not that helpful however I think I will pursue it further
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    Hi. Doesn't matter if you're a binge drinker or a 24/7 drinker if you blackout you're in danger to yourself and it could get worse. So you do need to do something about it. So you're doing the right thing cutting down. Well done. As Tim said think selincro would be worth a try..
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    Well done for making the move to open up here Star smile I agree , it doesnt matter when you drink , if you are experiencing blackouts etc then thats a warning sign . Please keep posting on here . Its a wonderful place to offload with people that understand , empathise and can support you smile

    Good luck x

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    HI Star..The others have said...try to cut down and your self motivation and life style will change...not feeling tired, down, worried etc goes away...try it and if you do well then give yourself some treat and things you would not normally do..not booze..ha ha....keep trying....  best of luck smile
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