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I’ve hit the bottom - and I don’t even care..

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38 minutes ago, pineapple01 said:

I thought this was about Boats.!

 

You are too funny. 🤢

 

 

24 minutes ago, Canuck1966 said:

I would say Thailand is an extremely difficult place to get where you are right now to sobriety & a better mind set

IMO go back to your own country if possible and get the required help

It will be difficult to find here & there are too many temptations 

 

Problem is that some people bring their home country problems to Thailand and think they'll all disappear.

 

24 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

You obviously did not hit rock bottom yet. You still can afford that rum and you have a girlfriend and a sofa.

Maybe ask yourself if you care enough to keep what you still have.

If you are out on the street without sofa and without girlfriend and without your rum then I am sure you think: I should have stopped before I lost everything.

Good luck, take care!

Health and mostly financial problems combined with alcohol can easily cause a person to think there's no solution for them.

 

Maybe this thread can serve as a warning for some younger members to not  move to Thailand before they are very secure financially and mentally.

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Get out and try to be active - Walk, run of get a bicycle.  I think on here you will find many who have been or are in the same boat as you. Do not give up!  Nothing worth having will come easy.

 

Best of luck.  

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18 minutes ago, Andy from Kent said:

Maybe this thread can serve as a warning for some younger members to not  move to Thailand before they are very secure financially and mentally.

The younger member can work and make money again.

Old retired guys who give all their money to their honey won't be able to work again and make money again...

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Of all the posts on ThaiVisa.com this is one of the most brutally honest I've read.

Props to the Op for confessing something so personal.

I can't help, but I'm sure there are many forum members who have experienced such issues who can.

Additionally, I'm sure there are many other forum members who are in a similar situation and haven't yet opened up.

 

One point: I had a friend in a similar situation who was taken to Manarom (spelling?) hospital, this place just loaded him up with medication, it completely avoided the realities of his addiction - Avoid this place at all costs (Manarom hospital).

 

 

Would moving back home help the Op? - once you dig a little, there is little to do in Thailand compared to many of our western countries and the booze is an easy slope to slip down.

 

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56 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 it completely avoided the realities of his addiction - Avoid this place at all costs

 

 

 

 

 

Sums up Thailand as a whole.

 

Nobody "notices" anything.

 

Nobody thinks they "ought" to intervene.

 

Co-dependent partners are very easily acquired and cost little to maintain, compared to the West.

 

Thus Thailand draws, and holds, many "committed" Western drinkers.

 

 

 

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Will you please move this to the appropriate sub-forum,

there's plenty of advice there for him. 

@darksidedog

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4 hours ago, faraday said:

When you hit rock bottom, the only way is up - back up to sobriety & a happy life.

 

I know this is true.

Good advice, and the reality is that it's only you who can activate and accomplish change, keep positive, take it day by day and fight like hell to ensure you don't go backwards, and good luck.

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Go to India. Take a trip up to Ladakh and back down. Start in Himachal Pradesh. 3 months.

 

Take a damn shower.

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My advice would be to buy a smaller bottle, and don't srart drinking it until you can't take it anymore, but knowing it has to last you until you go to sleep. 

And before you take the first drink of the day, get a shower and put some clean clothes on. 

Maybe later down the line, you can go food shopping before you come home and have a drink. 

 

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The biggest problem of being an alcoholic is owning up to it and that’s exactly what You have done step two is trying to change your current  life style and I think that is going to be difficult maybe your best bet would be to return to your own country and seek help if that cannot be done seek refuge in a temple a lot of Thais who have drug or drink related issues enter a local temple to seek help maybe you should consider this . Whatever your decision I wish you well on your path to recovery maybe you can google the 12 steps , my sister is a recovering alcoholic She has been dry for 18 years every day is a test of her will power.

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10 hours ago, northsouthdevide said:

My advice would be to buy a smaller bottle, and don't srart drinking it until you can't take it anymore, but knowing it has to last you until you go to sleep. 

And before you take the first drink of the day, get a shower and put some clean clothes on. 

Maybe later down the line, you can go food shopping before you come home and have a drink. 

 

I was brought up in an alcoholic environment I have a son who is an alcoholic and no amount of money has been spent to try and beat his problem . My sister is an alcoholic thankfully she has been dry for 18 years but everyday is a battle even after 18 years . I never realised that my son had gone down that road as he was living away from home , when he came to visit he used to constantly be leaving the house For 5 minutes I used to think it was for a cigarette as I did not allow smoking in the house and I had given up years before due to him being asthmatic but it wasn’t that at all he used to pop out open up a miniature bottle of vodka and down it in one go then place some chewy in his mouth to take the smell away 

apparently he’d been doing this for a number of years he was very clever in concealing his problem to his then partner . Your suggestion to buy a smaller bottle does not work the guy has already admitted he is an alcoholic the only way he can beat it is to stop drinking . I have just googled alcoholic centres in Thailand there is one called “ Dawn “ maybe that would be a step in the right direction for him .Whatever Path he chooses I hope he can beat this terrible illness .

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thedawnrehab.com is a centre in Thailand that helps people with addictions . I found it by using google I don’t know your financial circumstances but this might be your best avenue to help you . I also am aware that Thais who have the same issues will go to their local temple to seek help and spend time in there .

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