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Hello, I'm new to this forum and am hoping to get some help/advice/support. I have an alcohol problem and I don't know how to help myself. I have so much to be grateful for in my life (a good job, wonderful family, I'm a mum-on-the-go) and yet I cannot seem to find the strength to stop drinking for good - which I know is the only way I can beat this. I am hurting my kids and partner when I drink too much (which in fairness is every time I drink - I don't have an "off" button) Today is the start of my journey and I need some friendly supporters to help me through when things get bad. I have been trying to stop for about 6 months now and can do 2/3 days easily enough (with mildish withdrawal symptoms usually) but then I will just go buy a bottle (actually usually 2) of wine and drink myself silly. I don't get cravings for it so I don't understand why I buy it after doing the hard work of stopping? It makes no sense to me. I feel so down and I can't talk to anyone in my life about it. I hate what alcohol is doing to my life, body and mind. I am very ashamed at how weak I am. I won't go to the doctor so I want to do this myself with any support out there who has been through this themselves or who has experience in supporting alcoholics. I live in Kent. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Just admitting I have a problem to myself is a very small step forward for me.
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