dogdad13

302d

I've never been officially diagnosed but I know I struggle with alcohol abuse. it's just feels so nice to drink until I'm not thinking while playing video games. I legitimately play better according to the records, and I have more fun talking to strangers when I drink, vs not talking at all when I don't. it gives me the confidence to stand up to toxic players. I usually get high to help with anxiety and then drink for the fun, and then being crossfaded takes me out enough for sleep. I've tried stopping both weed and alcohol, but I just feel so bored being sober, I suck at the games I play and I'm shit at comebacks. I want to stop because "addiction bad" and it's expensive, but I want to keep going for every other reason. I guess I just need advice on how to actually want to stop drinking, because right now besides feeling shit in the morning it's totally worth it

Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

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  • bee555

    302d

    i understand. im the same with drugs like weed. i feel like i can’t have fun or enjoy myself or feel okay at all if im not high. im still struggling with quitting but my best advice is to just distract. the first month or even few months are gonna be some of the hardest. listen to music that doesn’t trigger the urge to drink, maybe turn off the video games if that would be a trigger for you to use and paint, go have lunch with friends or family if applicable. just try to distract yourself and those urges and realize that it will get easier.

  • Kendoll

    302d

    The thing that got me was an ex alcoholic saying to me “youre going to vomit black and still take another drink.” I think the best thing would to be to talk to people who have been in the worst parts of it and recovered. I know youve heard this before, but you really dont need to be intoxicated to have fun. You just need good friends.

  • AyoGG

    301d

    What do you play? Maybe some solo gaming might take the social aspect out of it, and help you enjoy gaming in its own. Do you play any RPGs?

  • AyoGG

    301d

    I know drinking and friendships are so tightly wound together, it's hard to make them separate things. But you gotta start somewhere! And you got drinks, friends and gaming. It is possible to get your flow back from substances, but it takes sober time. Best of luck, Mai gai. Keep us posted!

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