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Thread: Alcohol Withdraw...WITHDRAW, ALCOHOL!!!

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    Thanks for the kind words mcd, maybe someday we CAN meet in person I'm a really open person especially when it comes to addiction and recovery......again if I can save ONE person's life my life had a purpose!

    BTW in regards to DT's....YES DANGEROUS STUFF!! Again you can NOT detox from heavy drinking or benzos without medical help, or at least addicts in recovery's help who know what they are doing!

    I one time decided to quit for my boyfriend. I really really wanted to quit, and I didnt want to lose him. I was in AA, but had relapsed. It was around hour 22 or so with complete abstinence that I started feeling worse than I already did...I got tingly, I had already been throwing up heavily all day, and then I got like light headed and my body started to stiffen up. I told my boyfriend I really really needed A drink, just ONE. He didnt believe me, tried to encourage me to stay strong. I called my sponsor, told her what was up and she told him to HURRY and go get me a tall beer...by the time he got home and the store was 5 minutes away I was in a full fledged seizure and the ambulance was rushing in to get me. I was hospitalized and it was really scary, very life threatening and both my boyfriend and I really had no idea how dangerous and close to death I had become.

    Again, MEDICAL HELP! Dont' be afraid to ask for help! I literally had to "drink to quit"...it is NOT easy and I dont recommend it a hospital detox is much more helpful. But again, WILLINGNESS IS THE KEY IN RECOVERY.

    Just ask for help, there is help especially if you have no where to turn AA has an open door and there are people there who can help you to at least get sober if not stay sober ya know! Prayers for you all!

    tdb

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    Your willingness to share these experiences is truly inspiring, babydoll! Sounds like you were very much on the brink of death. Very thankful your voice is here, sharing your story.


    Love it: WILLINGNESS IS THE KEY IN RECOVERY.

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    Welcome. Please know this is a safe place. Feel free to share.

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    hello

    I grew up surrounded by a family who drank alcohol - some were moderate drinkers while others were full blown alcoholics.

    I took my first drink at the age of sixteen years old - I think it was cider and I liked it. In my twenties and thirties I drank socially but it never bothered me in as much as I could take it or leave it.

    However, as I progressed into my early forties, it was beginning to become a problem as I began to drink every night - when arriving back from work and wishing to unwind from a very stressful working environment it was so easy to open that one bottle of wine to relax, or to use a small amount to cook with and the rest I would finish long before my husband arrived home

    So that's how my story began...

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    Welcome, Michelle11

    Welcome! I saw you here earlier. Thanks for checking in. Your story sounds very typical; are you still drinking or have you quit?
    Welcome. Please know this is a safe place. Feel free to share.

    ~4tRACY520

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    Drugs and alcohol and addictions run in my family. They turned my family into thieves, criminals and dead beats. I had a family when I was younger, when they weren't hooked on something, but now I have practically no family left. They're either dead, old or strongly hooked on whatever they're on.

    It's taken it's toll on me because I really had no proper guidance except for my grandmother, she has since passed, but if it wasn't for her, I might have ended up like them if she wouldn't have shown me, that it really isn't my fault that they were mean. That they paid no attention to me. That they wanted nothing to do with me. That I was a rag doll for their aggression and after the divorce my brother and I were fought over because of child support. Just so they would have money to be able to get their next fix.

    They still are not well, and I don't anticipate them to get clean anytime soon. I never had the things that kids that had good parents had. Great Christmas gifts. Birthday gifts. Affection. Praise. Nothing to gain from them, but negativity and remorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4tRACY520 View Post
    Welcome! I saw you here earlier. Thanks for checking in. Your story sounds very typical; are you still drinking or have you quit?

    Yes, it's sad isnt it? That so many of us had to go through that...


    The lesson to learn from what I described is to not be like them. Do not take them as good examples, don't use drugs or alcohol. You can be successful without drugs. You can be happy without drugs and alcohol.

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    In school there is a fascination for experimenting with drugs. Whether from TV, video games or other influences, they try it and some like it. Then they continue using. Though when they have friends that aren't on drugs or “Use” then they want them to try it to they can feel the way they do too.

    Though in the process; it's a cycle. Either you fall into peer pressure and continue on persuading others to do it too, or you refuse and not let what your friends say dictate what you put inside or your body, consume or inhale.

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    Yea Michelle there is NO doubt there is a genetic link to this illness of addiction and alcoholism it runs to heavy in families yet skips others that have the same exact upbringing!

    I'm sooo sorry you had a shit childhood! My mom has like 36+ years sober, but when I was a kid til teen she drank heavily and she had her brother and sister and their friends doing it also, and my childhood also was filled with all the crap that comes with that too!

    Did you ever seek counseling? I dont think I could have forgiven them without it and it was essential to my well being. If you look at addiction and alcoholism as the disease it truly is, we can find some compassion and maybe even empathy for those still suffering. I like to look at people's MOTIVE...I dont think any of my ill family members actually meant to harm me, they just did it was their behavior due to drugs and alcohol.

    I tell my kids now it's pretty simple to me. If I told them I had cancer and that apples gave me cancer and that all they have to do is not eat apples and they wont get cancer...do you think they'd ever eat an apple? Hell no!!!

    But yet when I tell them I'm an alcoholic in recovery, and that alcohol and drugs can make them become just like me and they hated how I became then why in the world would they even try it?? BTW and I'm not promoting politics here but if you know anything about Donald Trump he had a brother who died of alcoholism and because of that he has NEVER had a sip of alcohol or done any drugs....makes sense right? Wrong! Because my kids went on to experiment, and I have one that has a year sober from heroin...and that I shared with my kids was truly the apple on the tree in the garden of Eden.

    Prayers to you all!

    tdb

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    i kinda see it a little different. i think ANY human can get hooked, weather there family drinks/smokes it. maybe its easier to blame our genes than to blame ourselves, i dont know. NOT saying thats how your feeling. just thinking out loud...on puter, lol.

    i think our friends - who we choose to be friends with, the gang we hang with is the biggest thing. my sis was smart in school. she kept to herself a lot, studdying and keeping clean always. shes prettier than me but she turned down all the guys. i thought she was dumb but turns out she did the best thing then everyone i know.

    she's the woman everyone looks up to. has a great family a great husband and kids. they are all happy, and REAL.

    Anyway, all my friends went looking for the candyman every chance they could. now there lifes mess.

    all my friends had great parents, no drugs/booze problems growing up. they came from rich families. i was pretty in hs and everyone hit on me. i guess i had a searchliht on me always...im easy.

    i dont know, all i know is everyone in my life has fallen for drugs/booze not because of crappy parents but because of crappy choices.

    but maybe thats me


    i gotta go back to sleep

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    Kit checking in here let us know you're ok honey!!! Hope you got past the dt's, and I hear you there's alot of us out here addicts and not that dont have insurance and it's really really hard!

    I actually quit with hospitals but also did it without but it's harder, and you have to wean off then so you keep the dt's down to a minimum. I usually get someone to help me, so I dont end up drinking and using again....

    Let us know you're ok, we care!

    tdb

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