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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Good points, but the support group doesn't have to be AA. Some people have a problem with AA because it's a religious based organization and is quite dogmatic in its approach to therapy.
    That’s true. It was put forth only as possibly a place to start. Sometimes AA is the easiest way to at least connect with others facing the same problem. The sad thing is that there are not a lot of accessible inexpensive alternatives to AA. I’ve had experience with a very close family member, interventions, rehabs, hospitalizations for accidents secondary to drinking, the whole ball of wax. He rejected or screwed up all of our attempts to help.

    However, one day he just gave up drinking not long after his first DUI put a wrench in his advancing in his vocation. According to statistics, at least half the time, alcoholics who give up drinking do so on their own for all sorts of reasons.

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    I don't drink anymore, not because of some great will-power on my part, but because it's makes me sick, even one glass.

    But for years I did this and it worked: Don't go to bars and never drink in public. Drink at home, after or with dinner, and never buy more than what you are going to drink that night. Instead of buying a case of beer, buy 2 or 3 cans at a time.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyotr View Post
    I don't drink anymore, not because of some great will-power on my part, but because it's makes me sick, even one glass.

    But for years I did this and it worked: Don't go to bars and never drink in public. Drink at home, after or with dinner, and never buy more than what you are going to drink that night. Instead of buying a case of beer, buy 2 or 3 cans at a time.

    Good luck.
    I drink so much when I do and I don't remember what I have done at the end of the day and later on, I pass out. I don't remember how I get to the bed and sleep.

    That is an alcoholic behaviour, isn't it?
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    That's really great you were able to do that, Atsizat. You were able to set achievable goals to control your drinking. If the thought of completely avoiding alchohol would make you lose motivation, then this may be the best way to control already. I would suggest drinking in smaller amounts when you do, or at a time you are less likely to do damage .
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    I"m no doctor but it sounds like to me from your original post that you tend toward being a "binge drinker". That means, you don't drink that often but when you do, you drink too much. I would not only count the days but see if your drinking "episodes" get worse (you start drinking more and more during those times.)

    Also, you might want to notice what was happening around the time you drank. Were you particularly stressed? Kind of, what was going on? You might be able to see a pattern.

    I know people will disagree with this but I don't think there is a "one size fits all" on things like this.
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    Atiszat needs to get help with this; self-help is not likely to work at this stage. This kind of binge drinking makes one particularly subject to alcohol toxicity and even alcohol poisoning during these events. The liver is particularly vulnerable and liver enzymes will rise (sign of early liver damage) before too long. Not to mention that serious accidents can occur. If you have a family doctor, pay him a visit he may be able to give you some guidance

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