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Hi all, I just found joined the group, my name is Joe and I am from The US. I have quit drinking 1 day ago. It is time, I cannot drink because I cannot stop when I do start or I always overdo it then feel terrible with nasty hangovers the next day. I have tried to stop over the last few months, but keep buying more and then end up when I get up throwing it down the drain, to get rid of it. This time I am determined to quit. I had quit before for about 5 years. So I know it can be done. I feel way better today because I do not feel sick from drinking too much.

I thought I would give this discussion board a try to help. Thanks for listening.

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    Hi Joe and welcome!

    Glad to hear you're taking steps to get this under control. About how much were you drinking per day? I was going through over 80 beers per week and decided it was time to turn things around after 30 years of drinking every day.

    I think you've come to the right place, lots of good support here.

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      Hi, it varied on how much I drank, sometimes

      if I started, a lot. But even if I had only 4 or 5 in a night I still felt a little bad in the morning, or just didn't want to get up. I would say I was up to what you said, but I don't want to think about how much anymore, now I want to think about none.

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      That's a good path to be on, Joe. You might want to have a look at this as a "Plan B" in case your resolve falters, it explains some things about the nature of Alcohol Use Disorder and one way of countering it:

      https://patient.info/health/sinclair-method-for-alcohol-use-disorder

      That's not the only way, to be sure, but it's highly effective. 

      I mention it because many here have tried quitting, but end up relapsing again and again, often drinking harder than ever before. Medication Assisted Treatment can help stop/blunt the relapse and turn the cycle around.

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    Welcome Joe from the USA!! We have all had problmes and GREAT that you are already feeling better. Like you, I drank too much and felt guilty and terrible next day. Stick with it! You can do it and will have more money in your pocket, look and FEEL better!! Best of luck from Robin
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    I hope you succeed keep positive and exercise to remove the toxins in your brain from the drinking.
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    HI Joe. Good luck to you on your your journey. I don't post here very often but I like to read here and you can get a lot of good information here. The people on here are very nice and very helpful. If you have a lot of medical or technical questions a gentleman on here named Paul is very knowledgeable. I too am from the US and I live in California. I'm trying to better my life and this forum has helped a lot
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    Welcome! My story is very much like yours! 

    I haven't mastered it yet but am looking into certain medication mentioned on here to avoid over drinking when one does drink.

    Good Luck!

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    I almost made it through day three, and I almost stopped to buy some beer. But, I did not, si it looks like I will make it through day 3. I am glad I did not drink today cause I know it would have been too much and even a few and sometimes I kinda feel sick. And if I had way too much then I would have felt like crap tomorrow, but for now, I will not feel lije crap tomorrow cause I ain't gonna drink tonight.

    Thanks to all who had replied.

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    Welcome....and treat yourself well during this "recovery" period...

    The same ole" drink plenty of fluids....take some vitamins initally...talk to your Dr and be honest with your problem.  Have you done that? 

    I am in the US too...and I have found my Drs very helpful.

    If you stick around you will see the people in the UK are not treated very well by Drs regarding alcoholism...don't let this scare you into not discussing this with your GP.....the US I have found in the last 5 years...to have changed their view of alcohol related problem drinkers and dry substance abusers.

    I have alot of experience with being an alcoholic...turning to Drs....and having family members with both dry substance abuse and alcohol abuse.

     

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