Wanna give up Alcohol

Postby alan1 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:34 pm

I have been an alcoholic for last 3 yrs. I wanna give up alcohol now. But don't know how to go about it. Is there any drug that can help?
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Postby timetogetunstuck » Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:32 pm

Hi Alan,

If you have decided to give up alcohol, you have already started to make the biggest change! There are some drugs that can be prescribed by your Dr but you would have to talk with him/her. There are several specialist agencies that may be able to help, look in your phone book, they will be listed in the front as local resources/help lines. There is also AA which may help, they are not everyones cup of tea but can be really supportive especially when you first stop but you already posted here which means you are asking for help, it is really important that you don't do it on your own as it can feel really scary.

With very best wishes to you
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Postby Utopian12 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:55 am

You ever tried AA?
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Postby rita_b » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:34 am

Hi Alan,
My uncle used campral to get rid of his alcoholic habit. Though it took some time and various precautions, but the drug helped him a lot in quitting alcohol.
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Postby stigga » Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:21 am

Hi Alan,
I used to drink a lot, the whole concept of "Giving up" suggested that I would be depriving myself of a pleasure. After applying a little constructive psychology I convinced myself that I was not giving up anything, but simply retrieving a good, healthy lifestyle without being outta my head most of the time. Self-hypnosis is a very good starting point here, to enable the psychological adjustments required.
Now, I can leave alcohol alone, or take an occasional drink. The SLAVERY is long dead and buried. :D
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Postby rita_b » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:40 am

I can say about Campral that its quite good. But don't know anything about AA.
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Postby alan1 » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:37 am

Please tell me about Campral and its side effects.
Someone mentioned about AA. Please let me know its details as well.
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Postby timetogetunstuck » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:59 am

alan1 wrote: Please let me know its details as well.


Hi Alan
You're online on this forum so you can use a PC - just search for alcoholics anonymous on google. The UK site is about the 3rd result it comes up with.

good luck
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Postby jurplesman » Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:21 am

Please read:

"Treating drug addiction"

at our web site.

Most alcoholics are found to be hypoglycemic and this needs to be treated if you want to stay off alcohol.
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Postby alan1 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:03 am

am getting confused!
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Postby rita_b » Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:34 pm

Hi alan,
Campral may have side effects like headache, vision problem, stomach problems, fever etc. For detailed information check this http://www.drugdelivery.ca/s31006-s-CAMPRAL.aspx
You'll found a lot of information on Campral here.
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Postby frances » Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:23 am

hello alan,

I am just contemplating giving up alcohol too. I have started to cough up small amounts of blood in the last couple ofmonths. They are very small but frightening. Have had a chest xray and nothing was wrong. Reading the internet it may be my liver and I am terrified. I use an internet gp as i do not like going to my own gp as I am so very anxious all the time. Have been drinking for a long time. I have just ordered campral online and will take these if I cannot give it up cold turkey. I gave up smoking in 03 with patches and I do not want to get liver disease but fear I may have it.

Alan, try very very hard not to drink. If you cannot do this, try taking Campral and/or seeing a doctor. I think I may need to see one too.

Good luck - if it was as easy as giving up smoking then I will let you know. And I smoked for 30 years!
God bless you.
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Postby launchboxbill » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:46 am

if you smoke cigarettes, your gonna have to quit or at least cut down on them in order to have a more sucessful long term outcome
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