Regarding weekend drinking 2-3 glasses a night

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hello everyone,

i am back i was on here months and months ago regarding depression now i am on here because i am starting to realize i am drinking to much on weekends . it is affecting my realtionship with my boyfriend i drink wine on fridays ,saturdays and sometimes dundays every weekend! at leaset 2-3 glasses each night it affects my mood i tend to argue with my boyfriend and he is not much of a drinker at all but it makes him mad and it changes him as a person when he sees me like this he told me he doesnt like when i drink i am scared so much! my dad was an alcohlic and my brother was and alcohlic i  spoke to my therapist and she said i can become codependent on alcohol but she doesnt seem so concerned i am !!!! i dont drink much during the week but now i am obsessing beacuse its almost labor day weekend and of course would of loved a glass of wine this weekend but honestly i am doing a 30 day challenge and its been 5 days no drinking! i quit smoking almost 3 years ago this november and i know i dont need this liquor and i do not want to lose my boyfriend he is the best!!!! so does anyone on here relate to this> if so what do ou do to get better or busy? i know i dont need to drink but sometimes i just crave it and sad part is i can drink alone tooo ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh please help me !!! 

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    I believe 2-3 glasses, Friday - Sunday might be just over what would be considered low risk, not high risk. But if its causing problems then it's a problem.  If you've gone 5 days and are not withdrawing, I don't think you've reached physical dependence.  Do you drink to feel it or get drunk?  I wish I could control myself to drink at your rate!  But I can absolutely relate to still drinking even though it could be tearing apart an important relationship, and drinking even though you really don't want to.  It's a terrible feeling.  But you can get out of it, and you should before you find yourself measuring your drinks by the bottle, especially with alcoholism in the family.  If your drinking because you want that feeling, you could ask the doc about Naltrexone.  It lets you drink but blocks the "reward" signals from going to your brain and over months can reverse that craving that you have.  If you're not ready to jump to medication, exercise can be an amazing replacement to that reward you get from alcohol.  Maybe plan some weekend exercise just before the times when you would expect to drink.  Be open and keep talking to your boyfriend about it.  Having positive support on your side is the best thing you can do for yourself. Try not to scare yourself too much right now by thinking about "addiction" or "alcoholism", and just focus on making a positive change in your life.  Challenge yourself to get through this weekend without a drink!  I would be willing to bet money you will feel amazing Tuesday morning!!  Not just because you're not sick,...just do it!  You'll be surprised and you're not missing a thing by not drinking.   

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      Hi jason thank you so much for your reply! Yes I think I'm only low risk do I like wine yes but I know that I shouldn't be drinking a lot. I bet nervous because it runs in my family my dad and brother when I do drink sometimes I can get negative and mean and cause fights with my boyfriend to me it is a suppressant and it makes me sad and sometimes angry right now I'm home and I have a bottle of wine not opened and a bottle opened I looked at it and said I dont need you ! Do I crave it a little but my cravings aren't that bad! When I do drink I drink to get buzzed but I dont get drunk! I just get nervous because it runs in my family so what I am doing is I'm going to challenge to 30 days! It's been since last Friday I drank it I go through this weekend I think I will be golden! I will keep busy workout and now that I'm not drinking I can start watching my weight and eating healthier! Changing bad habits I know I am strong o quit smoking 3 years ago and have smoked for 21 years! So amen to that!!

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      Hi jason thank you so much for your reply! Yes I think I'm only low risk do I like wine yes but I know that I shouldn't be drinking a lot. I bet nervous because it runs in my family my dad and brother when I do drink sometimes I can get negative and mean and cause fights with my boyfriend to me it is a suppressant and it makes me sad and sometimes angry right now I'm home and I have a bottle of wine not opened and a bottle opened I looked at it and said I dont need you ! Do I crave it a little but my cravings aren't that bad! When I do drink I drink to get buzzed but I dont get drunk! I just get nervous because it runs in my family so what I am doing is I'm going to challenge to 30 days! It's been since last Friday I drank it I go through this weekend I think I will be golden! I will keep busy workout and now that I'm not drinking I can start watching my weight and eating healthier! Changing bad habits I know I am strong o quit smoking 3 years ago and have smoked for 21 years! So amen to that!!

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    Honest reply and your mood swings are not helping. I think it is an idea to try reducing your drinking. my drinking got totally out of control for many years. Nearly killed off my marriage as well. summary: stopped totally 5 1/2 years. Regained my health and respect from my family! Give reduction a try...
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