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Codydebaser

726d

I've been struggling with alcoholism and depression for going on almost 10 years. went to rehab for alcohol and Coke which didn't really help me quit but it helped me mentally. I quit my job of 8 years working at a liquor distributor depressing 16-hour days work nights didn't really have a life. now I work for the school district doing custodial maintenance which is nice and relaxing. but I don't find much joy out of life That's my depression probably so have to time I look forward to going home and having some drinks and getting on my gaming PC. Don't want to completely stop drinking I just don't like drinking during the week but I can't help it because that's what I enjoy doing and there's not a lot of things I do enjoy. I got a healthy relationship with my girlfriend Make good money but nothing seems interesting to me The only thing I would want to do is drink smoke weed puff on my e-cig and I know it's killing me. when I went to the doctors everything is good blood pressure is good just high enzyme levels in my liver part of me wants the stop not completely but the other part of me wants to say screw it and keep doing it. see many people going AAA being sober I believe the idea of quitting something is not going to work for me it's just going to make me want it more if I can minimize it and just do it on the weekends or just do it when I'm around people compared to being alone I might be better off any ideas can someone help me on this?

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    • Carriejowow

      717d

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    • Carriejowow

      717d

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    • Josh1943

      725d

      You could try involving your partner in it? Only drink on certain days, maybe on weekends, with your partner. That way, you'll cut out a lot of the times when you're drinking, you'll have something to look forward to and you'll be spending time with your partner, which is good, you'll be saving lots of money, and maybe just go to an AA meeting. I currently struggle with addiction to meth and I smoke cigarettes waaaay to much and I know it's killing my lungs and me. My relationship with my gf has suffered greatly due to this. We're so distant now and I can't seem to stop. She hasn't left me but she's not really with me, so to speak. It's complicated and I know it's because of my addiction. I don't spend as much time with her as I used to, it's hard to talk to her sometimes, and I don't pay as much attention to her as I used to. I'm a f****** wreck. What I'm trying to say is don't let an addiction get in-between your partner and you. That is much too important for you and them. My advice? Only drink on the weekends and try involving your partner with you and also attend an AA meeting or 2. Being around other alcoholics and hearing their stories may help you

    • depressed_introvert

      726d

      Trust me i feel the same way...and i live in a state that weed is illegal......but i love my bong and i was always told find that one thing that you love to do, and do it to the best of your ability lol....we just havent found our thing thats acceptable to everyone but that dont mean we have to quit( talkin bout the ganja lol) but that alcohol is straight poison and i dont get how thats legal and weed isnt

    • depressed_introvert

      726d

      I was also just like you but one weekend my depression caught up to me and i was drinking.......ended up slammin dam near a half gallon of captin morgan and out I went...I was 4x over the legal limit, so they started pumping my stomach and all that nice stuff...thats when the doctors told my parents that they did everything they could.......then i woke up 🙏 and this isnt some fake made up story to scare you....this really happened to me and trust me it was/still is not fun but I never went to AA and i havent had/wanted a drink in 6 years..........still puff the ganja tho lol 🤙 We are stronger than we even know....... The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expect different results You got this🤘💪✌

      • Codydebaser

        726d

        @depressed_introvert I used to drink a lot of liquor go through bottles all the time now I kind of just stick with beer and yeah your story sounds pretty crazy. Just one thing people just doesn't seem to understand is that it's hard for me to enjoy things and the things I enjoy are like alcohol weed nicotine food. That's not much and it's hard to give it up. There's times when I was sober for a while didn't really care for it. But I'm glad you're doing good it's nice to hear that

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