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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  • Posted

    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

  • Posted

    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.
    • Posted

        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 ?


    • Posted

      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


    • Posted

      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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