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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Drinking is taking over- how to stop it?

    Hello
    I think it is fair to say that i have been drinking excessivly for many years now and it has gotten a lot worse in the last 6 months.I own a small business in a small country town and there are a lot of alcohol related problems here.i have sought help before but it is almost as if i am only hearing what i want to hear when i see the doctor and i just continue on. i drink for days in a row sometimes and basically i cant stop.
    Something has to give ,i am under 40 and should be pretty happy with life but its not the case.

    How can i fix this once and for all?

    michael
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    I think that Grant has offered you great advice.

    Writing as somebody who is in remission from alcohol addiction and still gets urges to drink, I have found that the “one day at a time” approach helps.

    Ie, if I get urges I say to myself “Tomorrow you can get smashed out of your mind. Not today though, today you will be sober.”

    I say that to myself the next day and the next day and the next day… until the urges fade.

    This has helped me and I hope that it will help you too.

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