Im new here and want to break free of my drinking lifestyle. Its a long story that I will share over time. I drink alone with my cats cuddled up to me watching netflix. Its 3 to 4 beers tokyo dry mostly. Its expensive. I am a full time student and work fulltime over the summer as a support worker and I get joy from giving my love to the people I serve. When I get home I feel lonely. Its really gone up to daily around xmas and I am finding it a struggle to stop. I am rocking over to CADS on monday morning before work in the afternoon. In the past I have found addiction counselling good with Naltrexone. I had counseling 4 years ago and stopped for a year and its slowly crept up. I have so much to live for and the beer is dragging me down and expanding my waistline.
Hi @truthangel. 6 months is an epic achievement. I’m sorry that you’re not feeling well. Good idea to have yourself checked out. Could be something very simple that helps you turn the corner – but drinking definitely won’t help. Sending strength and good wishes to you.
There is no plan to drink. It’s the fulltime work which includes night shifts over the weekend and my studies. I’m exhausted and didn’t sleep well after last nights shift. I’ve just given notice to let go the night shift and accept day time and afternoon casual work instead. I have a long term permanent roll that’s 5 days a fortnight and just need 3-4 casual shifts to replace nights. There are always heaps of shifts going with this organisation. Doctor wants me to quit the nights. They just don’t agree with me.
From your previous post, it sounds like lack of sleep and night shifts are the problem @truthangel. I agree with @stevef…..sobriety is not the problem. Things would actually be harder with alcohol. Take care of yourself!
I’m not blaming being sober. It’s too important. It’s the night shifts and I’ve given my notice. It’s life that’s got too hard and alcohol would only make things worse. Sober is the only thing I have going for me.