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High-functioning alcoholics…?



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    Anonymous

    @EliJane 2856124 wrote:

    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

    I’m not at the point where I should be giving advice to anyone all I can say is understand exactly where you’re coming from, good luck.

    keep posting it helps…



    #4862526

    Anonymous

    Hi, just signed up tonight. I am trying to save my life. I need to stop drinking SO much. I am really worried for my health (you would think that would be enough motivation to slow down on the drinking !!!) I am well educated, have a wonderful family, and life is pretty much perfect….so why do I need to fuel myself every night with wine? I am 50 lbs overweight and I really, really want it off. I eat VERY, VERY healthy, but I am sabotaging everything with the grog ! WHY oh WHY can’t I stop this horrible habit of drinking after 5pm? I get SO bored when I don’t drink, even though I am always tremendously busy. Doesn’t make ANY sense to me !!!
    I am excited to be part of this website/community .
    I need to know I am not the only one that engages in this bad habit as I don’t know anyone amongst family, friends and colleagues that share the same issue. To share my fears and anxiety, I believe, will be a great way to stop this bad habit !! Thanks for reading….



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    Anonymous

    @EliJane 2856124 wrote:

    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

    Hi and welcome. You will be a high functioning alcoholic when you STOP drinking!!! Most alcoholics are spiritually sick, controlled by the bottle, powerless, emotionally empty deep down, known to be quite selfish but in denial about that bit and more importantly life has become unmanageable.

    I didn’t think my life was unmanageable at all, i could admit i was an alcoholic yes but i just could not see the unmanageability bit lol. Well….. normal healthy people function without daily vodka…..so, if you can’t stop yourself from having it – that is unmanagable especially when you feel so ill you have to have it in order to cope!



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