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I can't stop drinking alcohol when I start and I don't know how to say no.

Posted by @annamaria in Just Want to Talk, Feb 26, 2012

Hi there,

I have a problem. I don't know how to stop drinking once I start. I have good self control when I am not drinking, but when I am, I can't stop drinking. I feel great when I do it, but really bad the next day when I think about it... I can't stop this, but I like it when it is going on and I crave it before. What can I do? It destroying my life, my relationships, my body, my self-esteem (doing stupid things when I was drunk), etc. I would like to go out and enjoy a glass of wine but I can't I end up drinking a bottle. The next day I feel offal and very ashamed of myself. I feel very guilty too.

Does anyone have a similar problem or know some who has similar problem or know what to do in this kind of situation?

Many, many thanks 🙂

Tags: Alcoholism


Posted by @gwendolyn, Mar 16, 2012

Hello. I'm new to this site so bare with me. I'm an alcoholic. I'm 39 years old and I've been drinking since before I can remember. My issue is the same as yours. Once I start drinking, I can't stop and I end up drinking too much. I too have immense pain and guilt associated with this disease. I have two beautiful children that want me to stop drinking. I can't. Just as a suggestion, if I were you I would try to stay away from things and places that trigger you to start drinking. It's very dificult for me to do but I'm trying.


Posted by @annamaria, Mar 16, 2012

Hi there, I know how hard is especially if you are surrounded with people who are outgoing and much of the time go and have a drink and fun etc, Thank you for answering back and being honest. Sometimes it is hard to talk with other because they don't understand you. If I go with this talk to my friends they will say I am crazy and there is nothing wrong, that I am young and I am enjoying myself. Though, end of the day there is a problem if I am not able to stop myself. I will do my best to avoid the places and things that trigger me and I hope you will find the way too. I am always here if you want to talk because I know how it feels so maybe it will be easy to talk. Thank you again for answering back.

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