Going Dry

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I have been drinking heavily for 20 years. It got to the stage of half a bottle of vodka a night as a sort of staple, sometimes more, never less. My life imploded a bit recently and so I have to stop. Ok, is very early days but after 48 hours I have no symptoms to speak of apart from lack of sleep, a touch of diarrhea and feeling a bit lethargic. No shakes or anything. Do I have these joys to look forward to, or after 48 hours should they have started if they are going to? Any advice/help would be appreciated.

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    That does not sound typical of detox reactions of 20 yrs of alcoholoc behavior.. I recommend that u read online the stages that follow.. Especially going into rehab residential .. Most places will enable u to go to work and test u coming and going. 

    Stay in rehab fight for UR life. 

    Good Luck

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    You are very very lucky I have had them all shakes, DT's, sweats, wretching etc mind you dont really eat when I am drinking heavily so maybe your just in better physical shape.
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        So sorry u had to endure the withdrawl . My son is a alcoholic and it is so unbearable to watch him go tru that. There r meds that help with withdrawl. It's necessary in many cases as some could die fro withdrawl.

      r u trying to stop drinking or have u found sobriety ?

       

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      Thanks Hope,

      I am sober at the moment but have been many many times before so I am pretty scared as is everyone I have made these promises too before

       

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      Steve don't hesitate to get help this is UR life and addiction is so powerful in the brain calling for the cravings that meds can help lesson those cravings bring a higher success rate for sobriety. biggrin
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