I started going to 12 step mtgs at age 19 and about 1 year ago relapsed with ETOH after 6 years clean. I have moderated it well, drinking infrequently for about 1 year. I convinced myself that I had just been a teenager with problems and not a true "addict." I am also married to someone in recovery who works as a chemical dependency counselor. I have been drinking a lot more lately, this week got drunk Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. I have noticed sometimes my hands have are a little shaky only in the morning after. Is it possible to get that from that much drinking? I thought that would only happen to heavy alcoholics. I'm not sure I'm ready to change yet. I have definitely had a few consequences, but I'm still having fun at this point and I don't feel ready to stop. I'm just concerned about the shaking hands. Can anyone shed some insight. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
I agree with mummasheesh...thick denial.
Hmmm...interesting...does your chemical dependency counselor spouse know?...his thoughts?...are you hiding/minimizing to him?
My question: How many more consequences do you need or how bad do you have to hurt before you admit the obvious?
Get treatment now....you fell off the wagon.
End the denial.
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Jul 2, '08
you will be in my prayers, as well. i am finally newly sober after a very long time of cycling thru binges, abstinence (but not sobriety) and trying to moderate my drinking. it didn't work. all the other times i have failed it has been because i wasn't ready to treat myself well--i always quit in pain, fear, shame, or under duress. i'd say the shakes are a big red flag for you, especially with your history and genetic predisposition to alcohol abuse and dependence.
i din't click with aa, but have found women for sobriety to be a huge lifeline. please let us know how you are doing. don't wait until middle age to realize what you are doing to destroy your body and soul..redpinkhe:heartbeat
ps--i lurked around this forum for a long time without posting, bcause i knew i wanted to quit but didn't want to yet in the past. ask yourself what you would say to your very best friend if she shared this all with you.....but no finger pointing from me, i put off sobriety as long as i thought i could, until i was sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Last edit by BlueRidgeHomeRN on Jul 5, '08
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