Blitzed on wine

Eek! I am now an alchoholic!! Managed the worst depressive stage the other day but am struggling with the alchohol - seems like I want to replace one addiction with another. Had a night with sister and her smoking didn't bother me but ended up totally out of it on the wine. Strange how the booze has affected me since the quit but it's drawing me so much that it's a worry.

Looks like I'll have to pack it in as well as the fags and I don't do no vices!!!

This happened last time I packed in (9 months). Jogging round park twice a day, healthy eating, no spliffs, no alcohol, no men (eeek!) and ended up wondering where the slob I'd grown to love and hate was? Spent all my adult life smoking and it's part of me and hard to give that up - not the fags - it's just weird that's all.

Sorry to be whinging all the time - erm.. one good thing I look better without the fags despite being totally messed up - happy days.

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  • Eek! I am now an alchoholic!! Managed the worst depressive stage the other day but am struggling with the alchohol - seems like I want to replace one addiction with another. Had a night with sister and her smoking didn't bother me but ended up totally out of it on the wine. Strange how the booze has affected me since the quit but it's drawing me so much that it's a worry.

    Looks like I'll have to pack it in as well as the fags and I don't do no vices!!!

    This happened last time I packed in (9 months). Jogging round park twice a day, healthy eating, no spliffs, no alcohol, no men (eeek!) and ended up wondering where the slob I'd grown to love and hate was? Spent all my adult life smoking and it's part of me and hard to give that up - not the fags - it's just weird that's all.

    Sorry to be whinging all the time - erm.. one good thing I look better without the fags despite being totally messed up - happy days.

    Wahey, long as it's not every night and you're not having vodka on your cornflakes go with the flow!

    (puts tin hat on and waits to be suitably chastised:D:D [as Jim says just my opinion:)])

  • Hi there and well done on your quit:D

    It doesn't sound to me as if you have a drink problem I'm no expert but I wonder if this is due to quitting as I experienced something similar i have never been a big drinker {not suggesting you have or are} but i do enjoy a glass of wine or 3 but since my quit my head feels swimmy when i have a drink so now i have 1/2 glass wine and top up with lemonade and it is fine problem solved may be worth a try

    I also look and feel much better since becoming a non smoker good luck onwards and upwards

    love margaret

  • Wahey, long as it's not every night and you're not having vodka on your cornflakes go with the flow!

    (puts tin hat on and waits to be suitably chastised:D:D [as Jim says just my opinion:)])

    Hmm.. vodka on cornflakes - what a great idea!! Thanks for the tip. Aw it's great to get such good feedback and had a good laugh at that. Thanks for the support it really means a lot. PS my son is a Tim too xxx

  • Not Sefton Park by any chance? I lived near there for a few months a decade or so ago ... very nice part of the world. Wouldn't fancy jogging all the way round it mind .. not when I was a smoker at least.

    Not sure what you're trying to say apart from sounding off (which is fine) .. do you think you''ll have a problem stopping drinking ? - doesn't sound like it ..

    If drink isn't a problem then just make sure you go a few days a week without any, then 'treat' yourself other nights - it's hard enough giving up the smokes without denying yourself other worldly pleasures. I'd say it's only when you don't or can't go a day without drinking that you have a problem ... but that's just my opinion.

    Chin up girl, at least you're looking better;)

    Jim

    Oh Jim, Sefton Park is the biz! Just love the area too - Love Liverpool but am situated on the Wirral and although I'm blessed by being two minutes from Birkenhead Park it does become a bit tedious doing the same old - same old. I am just sounding off on the site - there's no way I'd be spouting this cr<p to anyone I know so this is a release in a way - nothing to lose and lots to gain. Cheers and thanks xxx

  • Binge drinking is the way forward!

    No, no, only joking, although that seems to be what i've been doing the past two weeks. had a massive blow-out for several people's birthdays in London all over this weekend, and now I'm back home things just feel so empty and dull... it used to be cigarettes would pass the time and cheer you up a little, but now it just seems so pointless... and I KNOW it's pointless.

    I understand what you mean about replacing one vice with another, I've been telling people that alcohol is my only vice now, but that could be in danger of becoming a problem. I suppose now that we know how to deal with giving up (or at least cutting back on) one addiction, should the time come to give up another, we'll know what to expect ! :rolleyes:

  • Thanks Jim, always looking out for the rest of us :) I'll have a read through.

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