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Struggling with the anxiety of everything but second day that i have managed to not have a drink untill 5 instead of usual 1 oclock ish which means i drank less last night and same today , i think big insensitive less calories which is great for an anorexic but feeling a little bit ok baby steps i guess

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    Are you on The Sinclair Method?  Read the book A Cure for Alcoholism.

    I too am struggling to not drink until 5:00 pm!!  I take naltrexone which is part of the Sinclair method.

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      Im hoping to try it but want to try and taper on my own just need to talk to doctor but im worried i wont be able to have the meds because of the medication im currently on
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      See if you can get a pdf copy of the book.  That way you can refer to it as needed.  Joanna sent me a link, so maybe you can ask her.

        I drink an average of 5 to 8 drinks a day and have for 40 years.  I suddenly saw myself going down a dark path of doom and destruction.  The alcohol was exacerbating my anxiety and making me unable to function.  I am very determined to take control of my life again.  Hopefully TSM (The Sinclair Method) will work.  

        try to get a team of care providers to help you.  Your GP Doctor, psychologist and counselor.   I was told that meds do not interfere with other meds.

        Good luck!!

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    If you are excessive drinking please don't just try and quit it's NOT that easy. Yes try and cut down and wean yourself off it if you do indeed want to stop. You are at risk of severe damage if you don't seek medical advice. I detoxes myself as my GP just didn't understand me. Big mistake and when I started drinking again my Dimentia was developing at a quicker rate as my brain had just had enough and couldn't cope. I was starving my brain of vital vitamins due to not eating. When I was hospitalized I was classed as anorexic and was firstly put on a drip for both food and fluids. I couldn't tolerate real food my stomach just couldn't handle it as it had been so long without food ! Just vodka !! If you can yes baby steps but still be very careful people think it's easy to stop drinking ! Really really isn't !! Just hang in there it does I promise get easier !!

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