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but posts I've read recently seem to have spoken to me. My drinking started in the mad student days of the 1970s - it was the norm - and continued into the wine bar life of the 1980s - it was the norm - and the sophisticated life of the 1990s also revolved around booze. And so by then it was my habit. And it was good that I could hold my booze. But I knew I was hungover pretty much every morning. In the 2000s I lost both my parents and my drinking increased. My hubby was also a heavy drinker and in 2008 he had liver failure and is lucky to be alive. Following this I drank very little for quite a while. But the habit had never left me and I was soon back to more than 2 bottles of wine a day. But after a while I realised it couldnt continue. Then I was clearly told two years ago that I was not able to apply for a position I wanted while I was drinking. This seemed to be the wake up call I needed. I did quite well at reducing my drinking. But once I'd achieved the position it was hard to maintain that level of reduced drinking. So now I drink at home, but not much, if at all, when out, to keep up the appearance. Although I'm not back to where I was, and don't want to be, I still drink far more than I should. I enjoy drinking. But I hate getting drunk. I rarely get drunk now. I've tried nalmefene but it caused a flare up of vertigo that I'd had a couple of years before and which has taken me many months to recover from after just one tablet. I have a very good happy and fulfilled life. I just drink too much. Now I don't really know why I've said all this. I would just like to enjoy drinking without it causing me any problems. Thanks for listening everyone. Any ideas for me?
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