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

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9 hours ago, Denim said:

I have a few rules regarding drinking.

 

1) Never ever drink any alcohol before 6.30pm or after 10.00 pm. Keep busy until feet up time.

 

2) Never stock up on alcohol. Only buy on the day you drink and a to a set limit which you must not exceed. 

 

3) Must have at least 2 or 3 alcohol free days a week.

 

4) If I go over my set limit then the very next Monday I abstain for a week.

 

5) Never get too drunk. Tipsy is sufficient. Stay in control so that you can still function normally.

 

6) Don't stay up late. If you are not watching a movie or doing something , go to bed.

 

A few simple rules like these keep a lid on binge drinking whilst allowing me to drink in moderation.

 

 

This is VERY sounds advice! get 3/4 days drink free and drink just at weekends. Drink LOTS of water and take Tumeric for the liver. I would add to the list don't have Spirits in the house - I only drink those when i go to a out. Never before 6pm. Very best wishes.

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Look within and ask yourself WHY you want or need to drink..If you drink alone

 

I worked in bars for 20 yrs and had access to free booze--the lost decade....

 

After I removed myself from that scene I rarely even desire it as I grow older...hangovers werent worth it

 

Keep trying...

 

 

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18 hours ago, stouricks said:

And then descend to Heineken 0%!

If the poor sod is drinking Thai rum he has already hit rock bottom

Good luck to your fight against booze

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First Op

 

Where do you live.

 

If you are in Bangkok then there are other things to do besides go drinking

 

If you are in a small village then that poses different problems 

 

While I applaud everyone that has suggested AA the issue is are you near an AA.

 

Also do you have other farang friends that you can talk to that are not heavy drinkers like yourself.

 

The last choice I would suggest is of course if you really want to straighten yourself out and get a different look at life 

 

 

  https://wat-thamkrabok.org/  is always an alternative.

 

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

Well, you posted in this forum, so you do care.  Man up, addiction nothing but an excuse

Life is for living, not complaining.  You are in control of your destiny. Yes only You

 

Get cleaned up, put on a shirt and pants and get out there. 

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Pick up a Bible and start reading in the Book of John in the New Testament. Ask JESUS to forgive you for your transgressions and express a willing heart to turn from the error of your ways, realizing that you can't do it on your own and you need HIS help. HE will accept you just as you are and begin a process of cleaning you up day by day until you are restored to normal health. You must understand that you are created in the image of GOD and HE is your FATHER. HE will guide you and direct you daily with the battles in your mind and show you the way out of your pit of despair. Your new life in CHRIST JESUS will give you confidence that your body is the Temple of the HOLY SPIRIT and you will longer have a desire to destroy it with your alcohol consumption. Your heart will begin to break when you finally realize that you are sinning against the Holy God who created you and all that is.

 

This is not hocus-pocus my friend! I did it on August 5, 1988 and the Lord radically changed my life. I was alcohol and drug addicted for years, but now I have been clean and haven't touched the stuff for 32 years. I promise you HE will totally take away your desire to drink if you have a repentant heart and are willing to change. Come to Christ with the faith of a small child, in all humility, and he will give you a new life now and eternal life in the hereafter. I will pray for you and ask the Father to rescue you!

 

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15 hours ago, BobBKK said:

This is VERY sounds advice! get 3/4 days drink free and drink just at weekends. Drink LOTS of water and take Tumeric for the liver. I would add to the list don't have Spirits in the house - I only drink those when i go to a out. Never before 6pm. Very best wishes.

 

Yes....I forgot the water. Very important. Of an evening , if I am drinking , I have a big glass of water beforehand ( slakes the thirst and slows you down )  plus another glass 30 minutes before going to sleep. Keeps you hydrated .

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I have been at the bottom, minus the alcohol, but no money for even a slice of pizza.  Go into the bathroom for a shower and shave.  Put your best dress shirt and trousers on, lift your chin up horizontal to the ground, pull your shoulders back.  Look in the mirror and what do you see?  I hope you see a professional ready to take on the world.  Now, prioritize your immediate problems and write down what steps to handle them.  Each time you feel yourself falling back down, say to yourself, "Oh, poor little boy who has no one to care for him."  Remember, only you can take care of business --feeling sorry for yourself is not an option.  Read some books or look on YouTube for Tony Robbins 'Awakening the Sleeping Giant.'  All this helped me and I am on top of the world now even though a kamakazi bike rider could run me over tomorrow.  Get positive and stay that way.

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20 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

It is possible to pay the bills, have a shower and avoid argements, yet still drink every day. No need to give up drinking, just cut it down to a few days a week.

Yes, if your not an alcoholic.

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Yes, there are some people who have managed to give up the booze "cold turkey" and without any help. They are very few indeed.

 

You must join Alcoholics Anonymous and get a sponsor. No other way works as well to keep people off the sauce. The fact that you are writing to a bunch of strangers on a forum like this should tell you a lot.

 

Even better would be to do to a clinic first, if you can afford it. That way you could get the psychological help and the other advice concerning triggers, not to mention the medical help that some people need.

 

If you cannot afford a clinic, you might want to talk to a doctor.

 

But stop writing to a bunch of strangers and join a chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous and get started.

 

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Others may have mentioned that you need a change of environment. It is a long hard process to pull oneself out of a deep depression and alcohol will do nothing to help. Good luck and try to find a reason to live.

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2 hours ago, Skallywag said:

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

Well, you posted in this forum, so you do care.  Man up, addiction nothing but an excuse

Life is for living, not complaining.  You are in control of your destiny. Yes only You

 

Get cleaned up, put on a shirt and pants and get out there. 

There is some great posts and advice on here for an addict but this ain’t one of them.

 
It’s got f.uck all to do with “manning up” It’s far more complex than that. 

 

 

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