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post #121 of 129 (permalink) Old 10-10-2015, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Update 3 months later. Things are not as good now, in many departments.
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What is going on G?

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Things had gotten better and then we thought things were going to change significantly for the better, when the opposite happened. Now we have been spending very little time together, the sex has gone missing, the affection is gone, the hope seems to be dwindling and well, since life just seems to be so grand right now, my drinking has gone up. I had gone through a month where I only drank 2 or 3 times at all. Now it is back to everyday. So much stress and so much alone and loss of hope that it is getting harder to deal with it.
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Brad Sounds like you have a lot on your plate but it's temporary, right? Can you tackle one thing at a time? How about the drinking first. I've read that antidepressant may help people with a drinking problem. The alcohol is an attempt to self medicate.

Can you tell more about what is going on?

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OP... Do a Google search for alcoholism + Niacin (the "flushing" kind which is nicotinic acid, NOT the "non-flushing" kind which is niacinamide).

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I have to say, those who are recommending that I just give up drinking completely, that is not an option that is going to happen.
I'm not an expert, but to me that sounds like what an alcoholic would say.
(ETA: I hadn't read the whole thread when I posted that.)

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I had smoked weed every day for probably 10 years...Get home sit in my recliner, roll a number, fire it up.....Came home one night, sat in my recliner, rolled a number, an hour later I realized I had not fired it up....I said to myself, "if I really wanted this I would have smoked it.....Haven't smoked since...over 20 years.....Much later, I was drinking about 8 oz of bourbon every evening....Poured a glass one night took a sip, and something was wrong...Looked at the bottle and found they had dropped the proof from 90 to 86....After finishing the bottle, I didn't touch a drop for 6 years....

How many ounces a day of hard liquor are you drinking? I think you just like the way it makes you feel, and look forward to it, not necessarily abusing it...
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Ok, I hear you bro.
Sell or pour out the booze,
Get a coffee maker, and first thing when you wake up, make a pot or cup of coffee every morning.

Get a gym membership, when you feel the urge to drink, get your a$s to the gym.

Always have a bottle of water open and within reach.
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