Hi to all--
I've been visiting for a long while, but just got up the nerve to join and post. I'm a binge drinker, and am not happy about it. I've tried most of the major programs and read all the books, and am fine, for a week, a month, a year. Then, I get anxious and "check out" for a day or two.... I don't drive or work drunk[hungover, yes, but not drunk], I get drunk at home and stay there until I sleep it off. Every time my LFT's come back normal I feel like I have dodged a bullet.
My family of origin were normal social drinkers, as is my hubby. I was never abused, had a happy childhood, and am a Christian. I can have a glass of wine socially without a problem. I can also drink 3/4's of a 750 ml bottle and keep breathing.
I also don't care for group settings, which was really a problem (plus smoke) with AA. In addition, I live in a tiny southern town now, and don't trust remaining anonymous at all. In addition, I don't want to become soley focused in life on being an alcoholic, recovering or otherwise.I'm pretty happy and funtioning, except when anethestisized.
I welcome thoughts and input..but please don't read me the Blue Book. I've read it, too, and it doesn't speak to me (no offense to those to whom it does.) Words of wisdom and prayers both accepted!
May 5, '08
by TheCommuter, ASN, RN
Welcome to our online community!
And thank you for taking the time and courage to share your story.
Last edit by TheCommuter on May 5, '08
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