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wine-aholic or alcoholic ???????????

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    I can understand your confusion – do you mind me asking how old you are? Reason: in my twenties (when living in Dublin! :)) I was the same as you – was quite moderate in my drinking but REALLY liked wine (only) nightly and a big ‘binge’ and treat for me was a whole bottle. Why I know I am an alcoholic is that :

    – the wine brought bad things to me – lack of energy, lack of being connected and eventualyl – because I am alcoholic – it progressed. I felt it made me relaxed, happy and was a reward – typical alcoholic symptoms!

    My advice- go without it for a month. If you can and it’s relatively easy you may have this problem licked. If you can’t do without it I’d check out DUblin AA meetings on google as the actual REQUIREMENT for AA is a desire to stop drinking not that you are an alcoholic – self confessed or otherwise.

    Good luck!! Drinking alcohol every night is bad for anyone alcoholic or not.




    Your story sounds just like mine. It could have been me writing this post.
    There is no difference between which drink you pick. They all result in the same.
    That being said, I am at around 40 days and I can’t believe the changes since cutting out the wine.
    Seriously, work the steps and you’ll be amazed!



    I am definitely a wine-a-holic, but have come to realize that makes me just as much an alcoholic. This is just me, though. I also drink to relieve stress, but like you, I was NEEDING it.
    I haven’t drank in 9 days, which doesn’t seem like much, but I feel fabulous. I’m not saying it’s been easy. Watching True Blood on Sunday was almost torture, since that’s my red wine night. But the clearheadedness and lightheartedness I feel is worth more than the pleasure and comfort wine brings me. I just have to remember that.
    Good luck with whatever path you choose.

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