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Relapsed badly the other day and had about 8 tall boys to myself before work, wreaked of booze and almost got canned. Came home and my girl found the empties amd that was a whole new fight. Taking my medication religiously now though and off the sauce. It's almost as if you're shedding a skin (I love the snake comparison because addicts are snake-ish liars)

But I'm feeling pretty new, especially with my woman smacking me when I need one. I'm on 1350 divalrpo's a day for my manic depression/bipolar and seizures as well.

Feel free to provide input.
 
You know that story.
Sorry,cheap shot when you were looking for advice.

From chatting to you before I remember your drinking habits seem to be a real concern to you,when your intake actually isn’t extreme.If your worried and able to act on it then you must take heed of the warning.

I know your a fit and healthy guy,cliched advice it may be but get in the gym or go for a run every day.Bipolar is a hugely complex illness and anything that makes it worse has to be avoided.
 

Chacal

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Thank you for making this thread. I feel every forum should have one of these.

In regards to OTW's comment about your intake being relatively normal I want to jump in and disagree with him. Whilst it may be, people all react differently and if booze is getting in the way of your life and impairing your judgement to the point that you are endangerous the lives of yourself and others, you need to cut it out.

I'm going to post in this thread a lot but cooking dinner just now. Want to just give you a note than my thoughts are with you and I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Lay off the ale. I found that switching to a 1% alcoholic beer and cider helped to kill my cravings a while back.
 
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Sorry,cheap shot when you were looking for advice.

From chatting to you before I remember your drinking habits seem to be a real concern to you,when your intake actually isn’t extreme.If your worried and able to act on it then you must take heed of the warning.

I know your a fit and healthy guy,cliched advice it may be but get in the gym or go for a run every day.Bipolar is a hugely complex illness and anything that makes it worse has to be avoided.
No it's a wildly (almost absurdly hilarious) story. No harm, no foul. Anywho, this is really just for people looking for any type of advice because I'm severely mentally ill.

I had a seizure the other month and fell straight back Khan style onto a set of cement stairs, bounced off and woke up in ICU in a wheel chair with 6 staples and 5 stitches in my head, with doctors wondering how I can still walk. So use me as an example, get checked out and then, take your medication.

Hack the withdrawals, they suck for a bit for about four days, but we're better off I promise.
 
Thank you for making this thread. I feel every forum should have one of these.

In regards to OTW's comment about your intake being relatively normal I want to jump in and disagree with him. Whilst it may be, people all react differently and if booze is getting in the way of your life and impairing your judgement to the point that you are endangerous the lives of yourself and others, you need to cut it out.

I'm going to post in this thread a lot but cooking dinner just now. Want to just give you a note than my thoughts are with you and I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Lay off the ale. I found that switching to a 1% alcoholic beer and cider helped to kill my cravings a while back.
No your right,everyone’s different and if Turbo thinks he has a problem then he does.
 
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Thank you for making this thread. I feel every forum should have one of these.

In regards to OTW's comment about your intake being relatively normal I want to jump in and disagree with him. Whilst it may be, people all react differently and if booze is getting in the way of your life and impairing your judgement to the point that you are endangerous the lives of yourself and others, you need to cut it out.

I'm going to post in this thread a lot but cooking dinner just now. Want to just give you a note than my thoughts are with you and I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Lay off the ale. I found that switching to a 1% alcoholic beer and cider helped to kill my cravings a while back.
I'm Native american Chac, we shouldn't even sniff it even if I'm being honest. So I've been weening off, stopped the hard shit and now I'm on a beer every other night. Thanks for your kind wishes, hope the dinner turns out great.

PS - my main problem is I love the taste.
 

Chacal

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I'm Native american Chac, we shouldn't even sniff it even if I'm being honest. So I've been weening off, stopped the hard shit and now I'm on a beer every other night. Thanks for your kind wishes, hope the dinner turns out great.

PS - my main problem is I love the taste.
Yeah I feel you. I'm Scottish with a huge family history of alcoholism so we are in a similar boat. I love the taste too, and I love getting drunk and I'd be lying if I said I don't get blackout drunk a few times a week and drink basically every day, but it's all about trying to control it.
 
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Yeah I feel you. I'm Scottish with a huge family history of alcoholism so we are in a similar boat. I love the taste too, and I love getting drunk and I'd be lying if I said I don't get blackout drunk a few times a week and drink basically every day, but it's all about trying to control it.
You're young so you have that going for you. TBF I love being drunk too. Drinking every day is a bad thing for me. I had to make a pact with my girl if I show up on certain days after work with booze when I'm not supposed to, she could lock me out until I gave them to my neighbors and I could keep one.
 

Mat Cauthon

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Relapsed badly the other day and had about 8 tall boys to myself before work, wreaked of booze and almost got canned. Came home and my girl found the empties amd that was a whole new fight. Taking my medication religiously now though and off the sauce. It's almost as if you're shedding a skin (I love the snake comparison because addicts are snake-ish liars)

But I'm feeling pretty new, especially with my woman smacking me when I need one. I'm on 1350 divalrpo's a day for my manic depression/bipolar and seizures as well.

Feel free to provide input.
What kind of relapse ? The reason I ask is because you North American types are ridiculous drama queens. Anything more than two bottles of Prossecco a week gets you classed as an out of control, self destructive alcoholic in the US.

Probably rattled three packs of bud light in a week and just got through a family intervention before a stint in the Betty Ford clinic.

In the UK we call that socialising.
 
I love the taste. Lager for me, the stronger the better but I pretty much stick to Heineken, which is 5%. I drink about 3 x 660ml bottles most days. I've been drinking for years. It started off as a social thing and then kind of became the norm. I rarely go out and mostly just drink alone in the house. I had to have a liver scan about 2 years ago. My liver was enlarged and fatty, but not yet scarred. I lied about my consumption because I knew what they would say.
The ONLY time I haven't drunk daily, in the past 25 years is :-
a) If I was deployed away with work (not often. maybe 2 weeks a year)
b) When I was doing this Spartan diet and training
c) When I was in hospital with kidney stones
d) For about a week after they found my liver was dodgy.
e) The odd day that I'm ill with man flu or whatever.

I really should stop, but I can't. I'm too weak willed and I love the taste of it and the feeling I get after about a litre of the stuff. I've got some major serious shit going on and have done for 4 years. If I didn't treat myself to the booze, I'd be ripped to the tits on cetraline and d-bombs.

Turbotime, like others have said you need to focus on other things to take your mind off the taste and feeling you get. But, until you can get to the root cause of the real issues that you are facing it is going to be virtually impossible for you mate. My issues are likely to be resolved one way or another by December time. I hope I'm in a good enough place to get to the gym and make serious efforts to at least reduce my drinking. As things stand, I think I'm a borderline functioning alcoholic, who just doesnt like to get properly pissed. I hope you sort it out mate.
 

Chacal

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I should add, at one point I was doing special brew and passing out most nights, but thankfully that was a good few years ago and I have been able to minimise what i drink.
Great step considering. Sounds like you've improved your consumption a lot but sounds like you know you still have a way to go.

I hope whatever it is that'll stop you by end of year is a positive thing and you can get to a place where you don't need it. I also hope that your stopping is a positive thing. Your comment is slightly worrying.
 
Important thread. I had a year of just darkness. Pretty much exactly a year. I'm not going to go into why it came, can't think if I mentioned it n the past. Then one day I woke up and it had gone. Can't explain it. I tried hard to fight my way out of it and saw that it could end, it didn't prepare me for the day that I felt different, better.

It really scares me now how bad I was. Now I know what signs to look for and hopefully how to react. I know if I feel the change again that I need to go get real help.
 

Chacal

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Important thread. I had a year of just darkness. Pretty much exactly a year. I'm not going to go into why it came, can't think if I mentioned it n the past. Then one day I woke up and it had gone. Can't explain it. I tried hard to fight my way out of it and saw that it could end, it didn't prepare me for the day that I felt different, better.

It really scares me now how bad I was. Now I know what signs to look for and hopefully how to react. I know if I feel the change again that I need to go get real help.
So glad to hear you are doing better.

Beating me in the coca cola championships didn't have anything to do with it did it?
 
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