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High-functioning alcoholics…?



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    Anonymous

    My life doesn’t feel unmanageable. In fact, it feels very well managed, with the handy help of at least 1.75 liters of vodka a week (keep in mind, I’m a very small woman).

    I want to stop, can’t go a day without drinking….but I can’t wrap my brain around the “unmanageable” bit.

    Suggestions from anyone who’s been there?

    Thanks



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    Anonymous

    Well, there must be SOME reason you are posting on an alcoholism support board. Why is that? If everything is hunky-dory then there’s no reason you would be posting here, is there?

    I had the delusion for a long time that I was managing just fine. I never got a dui, still had my job, my house, my car, my credit report was in decent shape, never went to jail or a hospital because of my drinking. The fact is, however, my “control” of all those things was slipping away, I was feeling increasingly desperate inside, I was developing some alarming physical symptoms, I had almost completely isolated myself from anyone and anything that would interfere with my drinking. My life was like a house that looked good on the outside, but was home to a crazy person who had completely ransacked the interior.



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    Anonymous

    That’s a good point, thanks.
    I guess the main thing that gets me is the level of horror and concern that my significant other expressed when he found out. He asked me to stop completely and I thought it would be easy.
    And then the withdrawal hit. I was so nervous and agitated and couldn’t think of anything but getting another drink.
    I’m beginning to think maybe I need a secular alternative to AA though.

    Thanks for your help.

    @LexieCat 2856345 wrote:

    Well, there must be SOME reason you are posting on an alcoholism support board. Why is that? If everything is hunky-dory then there’s no reason you would be posting here, is there?

    I had the delusion for a long time that I was managing just fine. I never got a dui, still had my job, my house, my car, my credit report was in decent shape, never went to jail or a hospital because of my drinking. The fact is, however, my “control” of all those things was slipping away, I was feeling increasingly desperate inside, I was developing some alarming physical symptoms, I had almost completely isolated myself from anyone and anything that would interfere with my drinking. My life was like a house that looked good on the outside, but was home to a crazy person who had completely ransacked the interior.



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