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Alcohol is taking over my life

I'm alcoholic and my bf is one too. I have try to quit so many time. Alcohol is my best friend it has help me in so many ways. When I drink I'm numb and it takes away my pain. I NEED HELP!!!!! And advice

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You need more than I have power to give. You and your bf are going to both want to stop drinking. AA has meetings everywhere. 90meetings in 90 days is the recommendation of NA, which considers alcohol just another drug. If you have been drinking heavily, you may consider a detox center to come off the alcohol safely. Just call the AA hot line in your area, ask for advice on whether you should g to detox or to a meeting. As I am not a doctor and don't know your health condition, I believe medical care is the safest route at the moment. Am certain there are many other people in this venue who have better knowledge of what to recommend and are waiting to reply, so I'll close now. Please hang in, and don't give up. It's one foot in front of the other. One day at a time.

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My bf not going to stop drinking... And I been calling AA hot lines and they not helpful I don't know what to do

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Even in the middle of the night, when no one else is up, I have never had an AA member not getting some words of encouragement and direction from the AA hotline....but the volunteer on the other end of that phone can't reach through it and pull you to a meeting. The schedule of AA meetings and locations are on the internet and in their pamphlets. You have to make the effort to get to your first meeting and have some one go with you.

Point blank, start going to 90 AA meetings in 90 days and considering leaving your man. He's only going to be a huge albatross hanging around your neck as you try to get sober and stay that way. You'll see that as you start to get better in AA or alcohol treatment program. You can't wait to see if he will change his mind. It will difficult enough for you to stay sober without a drunk clinging to you. My very best wishes and hopes for a sober and happy future.

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Awwwww thank u I really need help.

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I know, I know and it's not easy at all. I volunteer with some local drug and alcohol groups or I wouldn't know anything about them. Go to a meeting and say you're new and they will make you feel welcomed.

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Thank u

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No worries and keep yourself safe.

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I will try

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Its not easy. Its hard. Because the alcohol gives you a false sense of security. Something we crave. But its not worth it in the long run. I hope you can reduce and maybe stop.. i think you can because you have taken the step to write in. Really best of luck and keep going!

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I'm trying and thank u

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Self medicating. Have you been to a therapist? I'm guessing you have an anxiety disorder since you posted here. A lot of people with anxiety problems turn to alcohol for temporary relief of the symptoms. Key word is temporary. Are you on anti-anxiety medication?

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Not on medication.

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