Monday, December 12, 2016

12/12/16 (Mon) - Alcohol Abuse Disorder

I found this checklist for Alcohol Abuse Disorder (Thanks Anne). 
In the past year, have you (check all that apply and click the "Feedback" button, below):
  • Check - always - I have a plan for 2 or 3 but after 2 I just don't care anymore
  • Ummmm....Yes!!!! for the past 10 years!

  • Is it absolutely ridiculous that I would wish for a seizure or be diagnosed with some alcohol related illness so I could stop denying that I have a problem and no one could argue with me about it.  I would be 100% for sure that I have a drinking problem and would have no choice but to stop.  It would be stupid not to stop and no one could give me a hard time.  

10 comments:

  1. It would be such a shame to wait for your Heath to deteriorate before you quit.
    This is one of those times where not drinking is a decision you make for you! No one else has to agree...

    I admit, when I was drinking my friend got pancreatitis, and I tried to convince him a few drinks wouldn't hurt.. I must have been crazy, or just too in denial to see how much I needed alcohol in my life.

    Come back to the dry side....it's better here.
    Hugs
    Anne

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    1. Thanks fr always replying :) I have been considering giving myself 1 sober year as a 50th birthday present to myself.

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  2. I kept waiting for something or someone to intervene in my drinking...I couldn't understand how my family ignored the obviously big, white elephant in the room....but no one ever did. It was up to me to face it. It's hard when it is up to us to take responsibility for our lives. It would be so much easier if someone else would step in. But it's possible. Anything is possible if we want it bad enough. I am at 33 days sober and so glad I finally stepped up to the fact that either I took charge or it would never happen. You can do this. Alcohol is poison, it is evil, it is slowly killing us. Why would we continue to pour that stuff into our bodies? I'm pulling for you. I hope you figure it out. It is so easy, but so hard. Best of luck.

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    1. I know! I don't get it either. Doesn't everyone else see I have a problem, but everyone seems to want me to continue to drink...wierd...

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    2. No one intervened for me either, but now, years later, my husband will say he was very concerned but felt I would be angry and freak out and that he couldn't say anything as he drank too.

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    3. I also feel that if everyone keeps me "sick" no one will focus on them

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  3. I resisted changing, until things got worse.
    You don't want to get worse, things are not fun.
    Once I finally accepted I had to stop, I was able to slowly turn my life around.
    xo
    Wendy

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    1. Do you mind me asking...how did things get worse for you? I am definitely scared of retirement. Teaching is something you absolutely can not do with a hangover, so it keeps me from drinking during the week.

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    2. If you click on my name it will take you to my blog.
      On the right hand side is a link that says, "Why I Quit Drinking".
      xo

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