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Recently, I've been through some real life changes and can now admit that I am alcohol dependent. I have found myself the last few weeks imagining life without alcohol and find myself seeking out others on the web whom I can relate to, all whilst having a drink. I have seeked help as I think the withdrawal symptoms will be tough, but am no 14 on the waiting list to be assessed. My heart is telling me to just bite the bullet and go it alone but I fear I will be setting myself up to fail from the beginning .
Some background info on me . . . I have struggled with alcohol since my teenage years, but have had periods of not drinking mainly due to certain relationships and lifestyles. I spent 3 months in rehab as an inpatient in 2008, have been sober on and off for some long periods and short periods but have been drinking daily for the past 3 years once again. I am drinking a half litre of vodka per evening, working full time and transitioning as a single mum after separating from my husband a few months ago. I really feel like I want to stop for good this time but not sure I have the willpower to do it alone. I did try AA back in 2008 but felt it wasn't for me at that time, mainly because I thought I could drink in moderation and didn't really have a problem.
I'm just putting this out there in the hope that someone can offer some advice and guidance.
Thanks for reading x
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