Evening binge drinker.....how to stop

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Drinking is entirely my choise.  I blame no-one but myself.

I don't go out any more.  I choose instead to stay home alone drinking 2 bottles of wine per evening or at least three quarters of a liter of vodka.

Last Friday I stopped.  Enough was enough.  I've lasted 4 evenings so far but I find myself on edge.  This is not to first time I've been here.

I cannot even contemplate admitting to firends, family or collegues my situation.

How do people keep up their motivation to continue?  I would love to hear other peoples experiences.

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    Ronny I quit two weeks ago,it was hard---very difficult.

    I go in supermarkets and it's in my face...booze.

    Good luck Ronny,the way I did it was by scamming a load of diazepam and sweating hell of a lot.

    I am now on a saction by the JC PLUS--4 WEEKS,I can't win,it's so tempting too get Hammered again !

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    hi ronny1899  you seem to have a lot on your mind,take it from an old hand, i have been there, the first thing you should do is tell your friends and family (chances are they know anyway ) you will be surprised at the support they will give you, and right now you need them, i did the same as you but 2 bottles leads to 3 and soon it will be a full liter of vodka. i have been where you are i was one of the lucky ones i passed out in my home but my partner called and she called the ambulance, if it had not been for her i would of died,please dont let that happen to you, go out and shout from the roof tops I NEED SOME HELP HERE  i wish you so much luck  and i look foreward to hearing good news from you  take care

      

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    Hi Ronny. I have been a heavy drinker for many years until advised to slow down by my GP after a liver test. I abstained for a month and felt so much better, but like you, on edge all the time. I don't need to drink, but I WANT to. It makes me feel good. I have slowed down over the years to the point where I now know when I don't need any more for the evening. I drink slowly and feel the efeects before I have had too much. I have days off during the week, probably not enough, but I have never felt that I couldn't face life without it. Unfortunately is too big a part of my life, meeting family in the pub at the weekends etc. Drink slowly, and enjoy some days off too. Good luck.
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    Hi Ronny

    I'm still struggling with my drinking too... I thought I'd reached the point where I had the wake up call I needed (constant memory loss, upsetting friends and family, my counsellor and GP telling me I'm drinking dangerously), but I've carried on & now I'm starting to think I have serious issues.

    Like you, I can easily drink 2 bottles of wine at home in the evening on my own, or, most recently, just over half a litre of neat whisky. I also often find myself opening the wine in the afternoon at weekends, justifying the fact that "it's past midday". I don't know what it achieves, other than relaxing me and blurring the edges.

    How are you getting on? Well done or managing 4 days without it. Are you still not drinking?

     

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