Drinking problem

By 4111 Latest Reply 2012-01-29 18:39:42 -0600
Started 2012-01-28 02:39:50 -0600

Lately I've been doing a lots drinking
Need help with controlling drinking
My a1c 5.7 not testing bs everyday

6 replies

reneeramaekers 2012-01-28 12:43:29 -0600 Report

I know it's hard to quit drinking I pray for you that you are able to beat this demon !!! Hang in there you are stronger than you think
Good luck

SCLWKR 2012-01-28 11:49:08 -0600 Report

So sorry that you are struggling with your drinking. I suggest that you get yourself into AA meetings right away. Surround yourself with people who share your desire to be clean and sober. There is also a sister site to this one for support. It is listed in Kirla's post. Think though the drink and remember: if nothing cahnges, nothing changes. {{Hugs}} Sherrie

Young1s 2012-01-28 11:47:11 -0600 Report

I know what you're going through. I've recently quit drinking myself. What helped me from going back to drinking is a great support system. My family & friends (who have seen me through the good, the bad & the ugly), my addiction therapist and AA meetings.

I'm also a member of both DC and Addiction Connect; and have been able to talk with people about things I've been going through on both sites. Unfortunately, Addiction Connect isn't as active as DC but there are people there, in different stages of addiction recovery, who are willing to talk & listen whenever you need to chat and/or vent.

It has been challenging and different but I'm glad I quit, so is everyone I know. Come this Monday it will be 4 months since I've quit. I still think about it every day but I don't have such strong cravings anymore. It's one day at a time, and may always be, but totally worth it and I don't ever want to start again. Here's a link to a discussion I started on both sites when I made it to 2 months sober. Maybe the comments and advice I received will speak to you and encourage you to follow the path of sobriety, as well. Good luck and be blessed.


pixsidust 2012-01-29 18:39:42 -0600 Report

We are all proud of Pat.
She has been there and understands exactly how it feels.
She has words of wisdom from climbing her own hill
We would love for yours to be a success story too
You are not alone!

pixsidust 2012-01-28 11:26:40 -0600 Report

Getting free from alcohol is so hard
and really you can not do it alone
It wrecks havoc with your liver and kidneys
Your kidneys already have a hit with diabetes
and your other organs like your heart do as well

Be your own best friend and decide to live
live right and live well
Get help from AA…wonderful program
Get on the alliance site that Kirla posted
Do it all, and do it for yourself and all around you
Don't be fooled in thinking its not a problem
Don't think I need to just control it not stop
Thats the addict talking…you need to stop
otherwise it will keep controlling you.
I think thats where the term getting the monkey off
my back comes from
You can not leave the monkey there and get well

My sister would stop drinking and then
after a couple of weeks tell herself
she wasn't an alcoholic and have just one
then it started all over again
Another thing would fool her is she did not drink everyday
and she did not get drunk, so she thought she couldn't be an alcoholic
Not true, she was and is an alcoholic
She is managing herself now but it took getting help
Please do the same

Be your best friend and stop waging war on your body!

Kirla 2012-01-28 08:20:08 -0600 Report

Drinking is altogether another problem. Your A1C looks good and I believe that as long as your A1C’s are as good as yours you might not have to test everyday. Weekly or monthly testing is all you might need to do. I would still have my A1C tested 2-3 times a year and do some kind of weekly or monthly testing. I believe testing daily is best but really isn’t necessary for everyone.

There is another help community for people with addictions. http://www.addictionconnect.com/?source=14&am... Maybe you might want to join and see if they can help you better.

Here is another website you might want to look at. http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash

There are many organizations out there for people having problems with drinking. Maybe you need to find a local group were you can go to meeting and socialize with people who been there and have been able to stop.

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