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Anyone ever gotten any sucess from AA or any other alcoholic type meeting? I feel like alcohol really is the downfall to my depression and DP. I have attended two AA meetings before, over the past summer, but they didn't do much of anything, because they just sit around and seem to just recite the rules to beating alcoholism. I didn't really get much out of them. Both times it seemed like I was just watching the clock waiting for the time to pass. Also, I don't get super wasted/drunk very often, but I feel like when I look towards the weekends, I look towards alcohol to determine if I am gonna have fun or not. Also, it takes about 2-3 weekends of drinking before it builds up in my systems and erupts, causing my depression/DP.
I think I have a problem, I just don't know how to go about confronting it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Take care.

Kelson
 

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i think that if you want to have a drink then you should,but ive found its better (although totally unsociable) to drink at home,at least that way you are in control and you can enjoy a drink without getting wasted...i was looking into the a.a but i had to realise that i havnt really got a problem only when i get wasted...

last night for example i walked to the shops brought the local job weekly paper stopped off in a bar had a vodka and diet coke,walked to the next bar read the paper watched the football then walked home,and i remember every second of that night..i was in control,i dont think you can blame the drink totally unless your getting wasted
 

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Alcoholism is one way of losing control, or proving to yourself that you have LOST control.

It eases, it relaxes, it gives a short-term feeling of superority. In a daze of alcohol you are the MAN (you want to be)

Once you wake up everything is normal - except for the chemical imbalalalalalalance in your brain, and the fact that you feel normal...and like shit...

Once you stop with drinking emotions will take over - they will erupt (as alcohol tempers them) and you can try to give them a place and do something with these feelings (as they tell you, want to guide you into the directio of your true self) or you can avoid them (by DP, by drinking alc, by combination).

If you stay sober for a couple of months, and you get guts of telling someone what is bothering you when you are craving for a drink you will learn your inner human cravings.

And you will feel stronger...
 

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Des said:
Alcoholism is one way of losing control, or proving to yourself that you have LOST control.
I totally agree...alcohol will only mess you up even more.
Drink water...you`ll get fuzzed up anyways because of DP :lol:
 

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i went to aa meetings for a few months at one point. they really helped me get back on my feet at the time. supportive bunch of people :)
 

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i drink about 5 or 6 units on a fridayor saturday night. don't drink during the weeks. doing this i can feel 'normal' and relax at the weekend but have a good quality of life otherwise. once or twice i've had too much and dp/anxiety is really unbearable the next day or 2. it's working for me at the minute anyway :)
 

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good for you

my new drink of choice is a single vodka and diet coke,and inbetween i drink a pint of water
 

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that sounds promising :) happy boxing day
 

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i didnt drink all over christmas but tonight im treating myself as i havnt been out once only to have dinner at the neighbours
 
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