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Hi everyone :wave:

My situation is that basically, I drink vodka every day, with a total of 3 litres per week. Not during the day, at night mostly, though I have sometimes woken up in middle of night and drank some to get back to sleep. Ive been drinking very regularly for the last 5-6 years, though not always every single day. Im now 22, though presently I do drink every day. I used to drink beer and all sorts of lighter drinks, but now its vodka every time, much of which is due to worrying about the weight I put on due to beer. I donít actually get out of my head though, I never end the night vomiting or being too out of
it to know what Im doing, its nothing like that. Id say Im very dependent on drink for personal reasons but donít know if I can label it alcoholism- so I would appreciate some input on this. The amount I drink has become so normal to me that I seriously donít know whether anyone else would consider it Ďa lotí or not. One side of my family has had a lengthy history of heavy binge drinking/alcoholism so I feel I never really had much of a chance to start with! Though I certainly do not see myself as a victim, I know this is all definitely down to my own doing, so Im not looking for excuses for it. If anyone had told me some years ago that alcohol could be addictive I would never have believed them! Ive taken many drugs over the years too, everything from pot to heroin, (though never was hooked on the harder stuff, was just very occasional use) so I understand how easy it is to get hooked on all sorts of drugs; at one point I found myself really wanting speed badly- so I just feel so astonished that after all those different drugs, alcohol is the one causing me the most problems.
I know Im worthless, sadly though at the mo I really have no desire to stop- as is typical of me I just want to WANT to stop. Until that time comes I would just very much appreciate some input from you guys :) .I drink a lot of neat vodka too, sometimes I can Ďfeelí it stripping away my stomach lining- I wanted to ask what sort of problems can I expect if I continue like this? Stomach ulcers I guess, anything else? I get abdominal pains and a lot of nervousness and diarrhoea, of course I know this is the booze affecting my nervous system. Im just curious to hear what anyone might have to say on the whole thing, am I considered an alchie? Am I gonna kick the bucket soon?!
Thankyou so much for reading ;) and my best wishes are with you all
Love Michelle
[QUOTE=messy]Hi everyone :wave:

My situation is that basically, I drink vodka every day, with a total of 3 litres per week. Not during the day, at night mostly, though I have sometimes woken up in middle of night and drank some to get back to sleep. Ive been drinking very regularly for the last 5-6 years, though not always every single day. Im now 22, though presently I do drink every day. I used to drink beer and all sorts of lighter drinks, but now its vodka every time, much of which is due to worrying about the weight I put on due to beer. I donít actually get out of my head though, I never end the night vomiting or being too out of
it to know what Im doing, its nothing like that. Id say Im very dependent on drink for personal reasons but donít know if I can label it alcoholism- so I would appreciate some input on this. The amount I drink has become so normal to me that I seriously donít know whether anyone else would consider it Ďa lotí or not. One side of my family has had a lengthy history of heavy binge drinking/alcoholism so I feel I never really had much of a chance to start with! Though I certainly do not see myself as a victim, I know this is all definitely down to my own doing, so Im not looking for excuses for it. If anyone had told me some years ago that alcohol could be addictive I would never have believed them! Ive taken many drugs over the years too, everything from pot to heroin, (though never was hooked on the harder stuff, was just very occasional use) so I understand how easy it is to get hooked on all sorts of drugs; at one point I found myself really wanting speed badly- so I just feel so astonished that after all those different drugs, alcohol is the one causing me the most problems.
I know Im worthless, sadly though at the mo I really have no desire to stop- as is typical of me I just want to WANT to stop. Until that time comes I would just very much appreciate some input from you guys :) .I drink a lot of neat vodka too, sometimes I can Ďfeelí it stripping away my stomach lining- I wanted to ask what sort of problems can I expect if I continue like this? Stomach ulcers I guess, anything else? I get abdominal pains and a lot of nervousness and diarrhoea, of course I know this is the booze affecting my nervous system. Im just curious to hear what anyone might have to say on the whole thing, am I considered an alchie? Am I gonna kick the bucket soon?!
Thankyou so much for reading ;) and my best wishes are with you all
Love Michelle[/QUOTE]

Just the fact that you would even consider coming online,to health board to ask ppl's opinions whether or not youre an alcoholic,should be enough reason for you to admit it to yourself-that you are an alcoholic.People who are 'normal' drinkers-social drinkers NEVER EVER have to question themselves about whether or not they have a drinking problem.Its a known fact that ppl who dont have a drinking problem dont have to question themselves,so I suggest that you try your hardest to stop drinking,get some help..I too am a 22yr old Alcoholic & alcohol has completly RUINED my life.Once it gets a hold of you,it doesnt let go until YOU WANT it to.Nothing will get better until you admit that youre powerless over alcohol & WANT to stop..I was where you are now & let me tell you..It defintly wont go away by its self,you cant wish it away & it most definatly will ruin your life..Not trying to sound all negative over here,just stating the facts,trying to make you realize whats ahead of you if you continue...Good Luck





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