I think you may have a problem if you can't actually go without alcohol for a week. Its one thing to say you can. You may believe you can but when it comes to the crunch your body will start doing all sorts of things. We have a neighbour who I, and many others, believe is a high functioning alcoholic. he has received a warning for turning up to work over the legal limit before. He can't go a day without drinking. If he gets till night time and he hasn't had a drink he will have sweat pouring off him, be agitated and not with it. He has admitted to not being able to sleep without having a few drinks before bed. His standard alcohol consumption each day is at least 1/3 bottle of scotch or bourbon and can easily drink a bottle in one night. He knows he drinks a lot. He won't admit to it being a problem that needs fixing. He knows he has to cut back enough during the week not to blow over at work the next day so instead of drinking half a bottle he has cut back to 1/3 bottle instead.
whether you are dependent on alcohol or not you are questioning your use. That signals there is possibly a problem. and, that they say, is the first step. Admitting you have a problem. Obviously something has triggered you to question yourself and your drinking habits. Maybe you do need to explore the possibility of an alcohol dependence.
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20-12-2013 11:30 #42
Oh and my fil died of alcohol related illness. He passed out one day and turned out he had a massive stroke. Was on life support for a week before having it turned off. Brain scans showed he had had up to 35 mini strokes in the YEARS leading up to his passing. He appeared drunk ALL the time, when in actual fact, in hindsight, a fair but of his behaviour was probably due to the effects of the many mini strokes he had been having. A mini stroke can appear as drunkenness.
My point is, if your friends think you are a heavy drinker maybe you might need a more thorough medical examination and let your Dr know what your friends have said.
20-12-2013 11:32 #43
I'm proud of you for acknowledging you MAY have a problem, even if it turns out you don't.
20-12-2013 11:38 #44Senior Member
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All this talk of wine makes me feel like a glass
20-12-2013 11:47 #45
hi littlemissmuffet. I just think if you are concerned that you might be drinking too much, then you need to not drink for one week or one month, and see how you cope. In a forum like this you will get many different answers because we will all speak from our expierences and our opinions. I would say you are heading towards alcoholism, you have said you need it sometimes, you don't like to go without, and you only limit the drinking if you have to because of money or because the children are there. Take a break and see how you manage. Marie.
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20-12-2013 13:14 #49
Is everything off limits now for fear of someone finding it "slightly rude"? She added her weight to her post I believe for a reason- perhaps to seek opinions- and I agree that it very well might be a completely normal weight for the OP; but her doctor expressed concern so I am guessing not. And I thought that point could be addressed without upset. I outlined specifically that my comment was not coming from a place of negativity but relevent to the original post.
So over defending myself on here lately...
OP I meant no offence.
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