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always drank not much but constant but reasentley its moved from 3 to 4 cans to 8 plus for some reason just feel the need to drink jobs good familys great cant explain why especialy as im sat here drinking but feel like im screaming in side dont think i wont advise or even critisisum just dont want to need a drink but cant see a clear path

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    Hey Simon,  I know you say you don't think you want advice, but forgive me for doing so. Please, buddy, talk to someone sooner rather that not. Don't get me wrong, this isn't critisism. I'd try to nip, anything that might start, in the bud. I was the same when I became an alcoholic. Great job, family & friends all fantastic etc. etc., but I just carried on drinking and drinking and for 10 years + I was heavy duty drinking, like 20+  cans a day, vodka, wine etc. it started then spiralled into years of madness.

    I'd go to you GP and have a chat with him / her. They'll be very helpful and there are medications out there that can help curb the desire to drink. Think it's called SELINCRO, nalmefene is the active ingredient. Didn't have it in my days!! 

    But please, please, please try to do something early on & don't let it slip into more and ultimately denial (yeah, I'm drinking but I can stop if I want to and I don't want to yet). It's really important because even a few months or a year on 8 a day can start to have serious health effects and not just the liver. Chronic neuropathy (extreme pain in body extremeties) so bad it hurts to walk, kidneys struggle, the weight might creep up before you realise and so on. Honestly, I was like your post....just felt the urge but wasn't really fussed and it just got worse and worse.

    Sorry this is long, but just can't stress how bad it could end up by not keeping it in check. I hope you will speak to your GP or family.

    Don't be afraid to talk....it's nothing to be ashamed of at all.

    I'll sign off with a final plea.....please please please go because it can get a hold on your entire life, every aspect of it, in an instant.

    Hope this helps.

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    Simon, are you getting withdrawal symptoms when you try to go without a drink? You may need an alcohol detox, in fact, if you ARE having withdrawal symptoms when u try to stop, you must not stop drinking without medical help, It can be dangerous. To get a clearer picture of your situation, search for the Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire online (just search 'SADQ') and complete that, being honest with all of your answers. There are instructions at the bottom to tell you how to calculate your score. Once you have to score, you will know more. Contact me with a private message after doing that, if you prefer. I am away until tomorrow afternoon but then will have much easier access to the web again. The phone signal is bad where I am today
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    Simon,

    It takes time for this drug called alcohol to be understood and how it effects OUR thinking ...the mind of an alcoholic is very different. The cravings rule UR world and clouds UR judgement.

    Once you find sobriety it will all be crystal clear. It takes time. UR life is important and time is the center of healing and treatment to move on to a productive life. Given yourself the freedom to live without the constant cravings and freedom to plan a life you choose.

    HOPE4CURE confused

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