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299889 tn?1257342977

Will I live to go to treatment?

I have been drinking 15 to 20 8 ounce beers a day.  Treatment is a week away and I am trying to get there.   I am very sick and have been praying, cold chils and trying to slow down, am so afraid I won't get there.  Has anyone else drank this much and what ius wrong that I can't get a handle on this?
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I used to drink about a 15 to 30 twelve ounce beers every day.. plus more liquor. I drank about 15 on an average night, and about 30 on my days off. I had very severe withdrawl symptoms, as I did this every day for about 3 years. You will live, and you will live to find that if you want to get sober, you will be absolutely amazed how great life can be. As for the withdrawl, it's best to get medically supervised detox when you drink that much every day. I had the same symptoms plus more.. I went to a detox facility before I went to treatment, and made things much safer. Either way you put it though it's not comfortable coming off alcohol.. but life is so much better when you get out of this rut. The reason you can't get a hold on it is because you are an alcoholic. Plain and simple. That's what treatment is for, and it gives you the foundation to living your life without it. It doesn't "cure" you but it gives you the tools to build a successful life without the booze. Best of luck to you in your new life!
299889 tn?1257342977
Thank you for answering.  It seems like everyone is answering everyone else but avoided my need for help and someone to talk to.  It is my own mind I suppose and not knowing how to be I guess.  I have 2 weeks to go on a waiting list for treatment and I am trying to cut back.  The sad part is I had a lot of sober time before this.  My mom and my sister died this year and I just went off the deep.  Thanks..;.
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I am a woman who drank just as much as you if not more.  If you are truly scared and very sick, you can always go to an emergency room at any time.   They have to treat you.  Also, if your rehab does not include detox first, it should.  At my worst, I couldn't fill out the paperwork to enter detox and had to ask someone else to write it out for me.  I was very shaky.  The dangers of going cold turkey alone when you drink a lot is that your blood pressure and heart rate can go dangerously high. You could also go into seizures.   In a hospital or detox, they can deal with these withdrawal problems.  May God answer your prayers and please don't hesitate to insist on immediate help if you need it.  Also, I can certainly understand your drinking after such horribly tragic events.  I hope you have sought some counseling to address these issues as well as your drinking.  I will pray for you tonight.
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I couldn't agree more with crash2323, as it is very dangerous to self detox, and although you are on a waiting list to go to treatment, if you feel that you need immediate help - it is there for you. And don't think that you are a failure or anything like that for "going off the deep end".. we all can totally relate to that. I know that speaking for me I can either live sober, or live drunk.. there are no in betweens. There is so much hope for you.. you aren't dead yet, and the world is a gorgeous place that has so much to offer, and you are a beautiful and unique person that deserves to beat this crap.. I will also be praying for you tonight hon.. please hang in there and remember that you are worth it!
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i don't know ur age but i guess 29 or 20's?u smart young kid:(keep posting here...we need more wisdom from ppl ur age and experience!
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heartfelt condolences upon ur losses of mom and sis ...thats a lot dear!in 2006 my dad passed,mom went in psych unit misdiagnosed w/psych disorder while the whole time since 1999 she had Lewy Body Dementia.....docs missed the boat there,my dog passed,cat did too...and BF i loved w/all my heart/soul relapsed and in my face cussing me out for all i did not do for him.then a medical issue w/me that was most upsetting.PPl asked don't u think of drinking or getting high?my reply?can't imagine feeling worse than i do now and that would really knock me on my butt...not erase any of whats happened...and make me feel like crap for ruining what i've acheived in recovery!Get back on track dear...did u go to meetings?i think u did?if not they help....a good womens AA is so nice......and play the tape the whole way thru til the end......a woman said to me yesterday.....FTW.....that used to mean another connotation.....First Thought Wrong!who is ur support system now?
495284 tn?1333897642
I am so sorry about your losses.  That is alot to go thru.  There isnt enough alcohol in the world to numb you.  Facing your grief head on will set you free.  I know as i lost my dad to brain cancer and my usage went thru the roof.  Only till i cleaned up was i able to deal with his passing.  It hurts, no doubt but not near as much as using did.  We get used to going around anything painful, we need to walk thru it~~~sara
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ah my wise cybergalpal..u r so right...the only way out of something is to go thru it..if u avoid it w/any means liquid or chemical..its just there again to deal with when u sober up!prolonging it is futile!
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Hi Susie, I am very sorry to hear how much you have had to go through. I think everyone here has covered everything you need to know. I just want you to know that I too have been in your position drinking excessive amounts of alcohol to a point my health was in trouble. I quit 1 1/2 yrs ago. It can be done and you can do it too! I will also include you in my prayers. Best wishes!

Randy
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