How can I cut alcohal out of my life?

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Amanda22
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   Posted 8/28/2012 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanna change my life around, when I go out drinking I always get too drunk and so I wanna cut alcohal out of my life and start turning my life around. How can I do it. I wanna do it on my own. But Im 23 and i'm surrounded by friends who drink all the time and drinking and then going out to the bar is a regular occurence.

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/29/2012 3:13 AM (GMT -6)   
HI AMANDA, WELCOME.

YOU CAN START BY TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR. THERE
ARE TREATMENTS THAT HELP. ALSO YOU CAN RECEIVE
EXCELLENT SUPPORT FROM YOUR LOCAL AA GROUP AND
MEET SOME NEW FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY.

WITH HEALING COMPASSION,
JAMIE
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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   Posted 8/29/2012 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I would talk to the doc as Jamie recommended. Then you are going to find that you may lose some friends. They seem to disappear when you stop drinking. But that is okay, you will be happy with new ones who don't drink. Drinking alcohol causes depression in us. So you are going to be going through a tough time, but you are going to feel much better. I wish you success with this. Do keep us posted.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 8/29/2012 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amanda,

As Jamie said, AA is a good support group. They are a helpful group and they have lots of supportive people there. Support is important when cutting down on something. You can also try warding off any temptations.

Always remember never to give up cause you can achieve it.

Take Care

UA
Chronic Pain, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder.

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   Posted 8/29/2012 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Amanda,

Changing drinking habits is a life changer. Karen is correct in you will loose some friends. these people, really weren't your friends anyway.

UA is correct also AA is best support group available to keep you on the path you want. They will know how you feel and what you are going through.

It might be hard, but you will not be alone.

Stay strong.
Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

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   Posted 8/29/2012 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I removed a link in Amanda's post that led to a site about alcoholism and drug abuse. The site was asking for money, so her post may be spam. If it is, you guys, I am sorry, I know that you all wanted to help her. If she posts again, that will be good. But don't be surprised if she doesn't. Sorry guys...

Hugs, Karen...
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