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Help me get sober in a secular, woman-friendly way

I am in my early thirties, and I am finally facing the fact that I have a substantial drinking problem. Like a lot of people, I drink to mute my feelings--I have been through an awful lot of trauma, so even as I work on things there is still more hurt to feel. I am trying to formulate a recovery plan that works within my own idiosyncrasies and values, but I am not sure what is out there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2014 - 24 answers

How to deal with a group member whose drinking is becoming a problem?

Last Friday, it became clear that a member of a group that I'm in has drinking behaviours that may be becoming incompatible with being in the group. I can see several ways to proceed, but any advice is welcome - especially if you experienced something similar and tried something that worked. [more inside]
posted by rjs on May 18, 2014 - 13 answers

Concerned with husband's recent forays into binge drinking

My moderate-drinker husband has twice in the last month drank to the point of repeatedly vomiting. These binges are out of character and deeply concerning. Should he see his doctor? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 - 42 answers

What happens when you try to talk to your spouse's doctor?

My husband gets a clean bill of health from his doctor every time he goes for a checkup, which makes no sense to me if she knew his habits. He seems to like and respect his doctor, and is inclined to listen to her. I've been considering calling her up and informing her of what she's been missing. Have you ever done this? Have you ever been the doctor on the receiving end of this information? I welcome your thoughts and experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2013 - 22 answers

How to talk to new boyfriend about his relationship with alcohol?

I have been dating a lovely man for two months. We met online. I'm concerned he may drink too much and would like to talk to him about it. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Aug 26, 2013 - 27 answers

How Much Vodka is Too Much?

My roommate drinks a half gallon of vodka a week. I know it's a lot but is it so much that I should consider an intervention?
posted by zzazazz on Jul 28, 2013 - 36 answers

1 night per month binge drinker

I know I have a problem drinking. I am a binge drinker that drinks once a month just before my period. Alcoholic Anonymous is the only answer I am getting. It has been helpful in the past, as I had 7 months of sobriety. As a binge drinker one or two nights a month, what do you think I should do, as I have found AA not the exact solution to my problems right now? Let me explain when, how, and why I drink. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Jewel98 on Apr 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Help Me Grok Al-Anon

My husband drinks too much, and I just attended my first Al-Anon meeting. I have some questions about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2013 - 19 answers

How can I keep this friendship, and should I even try?

What to do about a close friend who seems to have become an alcoholic--and cemented his new status of "repeatedly gets so drunk he black-outs" in my mind by telling me details of his sexual fantasies involving myself and his wife (my former best friend)? Bonus features: super long background story! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2012 - 34 answers

"Leaving Las Vegas" or "Arthur"

Posting for a friend who wishes to remain anonymous: I am at the end of my third day of not drinking alcohol after 5-10 years (I’m not exactly sure how long it’s been) of drinking almost every day. I have some questions about withdrawal that I can't seem to find the answers to. [more inside]
posted by banishedimmortal on Apr 23, 2012 - 23 answers

Harm reduction and Norco?

What can I do to warn my father about the risk of acetaminophen overdose while he is abusing Norco? Harm reduction for my own dad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Alcoholism, parents and dealing with both.

My dad is 63. He's been diagnosed with pancreatitis, but there are a whole host of complicating factors, for that and for everything else. I'm at pretty much the end of my tether. Some advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Considering Naltrexone

I am attempting to curb my alcoholism, and I'm wondering if taking Naltrexone might be a good aid. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Apr 15, 2011 - 21 answers

Wet House

My cousin is a lifelong alcoholic. Other than staying with friends, he is homeless. He has limited contact with the family and every attempt at sobriety has failed. He has a long history of arrests and jail time, all of which involve alcohol and alcohol-related offenses (shoplifting, public drinking and intoxication, et cetera). I need to find a wet house in either the Los Angeles or Phoenix area. No recommendations for AA or sobriety programs, please. It has been tried and he does not want that help.
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I deal with my alcoholic parent?

My alcoholic parent is causing me stress and keeping me from living my life as well as focusing on my college work... What should I do? [more inside]
posted by tommyboy on Feb 7, 2011 - 23 answers

ISO Long-Term Alcohol Rehab

Please help me find a long-term, in-patient alcohol recovery facility for my Kansas-based 41 y.o. brother. [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Vivitrol vs naltrexone

Quitting drinking: What are the differences between Vivitrol and Naltrexone pills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Should I give rehab a try?

Would rehab be appropriate for someone who binge drinks only a couple times per week, but is desperate to quit and has tried to do so many times without success? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 - 16 answers

Ideas To Help Us Quit Drinking

My boyfriend and I have decided that for our long-term health and mental well being, we would like to stop drinking alcohol completely for a few months, if not permanently. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jul 12, 2010 - 26 answers

Should I talk to my parents about their drinking?

Should I talk to my parents about their drinking? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Jun 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Can I smell your beer? Just smell it.

How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 28 answers

Science of alcohol addiction

Two questions about a theory of alcoholism: Irreversible change at the cellular level. [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Apr 5, 2010 - 21 answers

I want to want to stop drinking. And I sort of do. But I don't.

How can I make myself actually *want* to stop drinking, rather than just intellectually *know* that I should, then feel guilty for not even trying? How can I motivate myself to keep attempting to quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Should I be planning to live past 50 anyway?

Am I headed towards liver cirrhosis at "normal" alcoholic speed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Quitting drinking: are the withdrawal symptoms I'm having from giving up alcohol, or caffeine?

Quitting drinking: are the withdrawal symptoms I'm having from giving up alcohol, or caffeine? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2009 - 24 answers

How can I tell when it's alcoholism?

How can I tell when it has crossed the line from heavy drinking into alcoholism? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Mar 9, 2009 - 33 answers

alcohol withdrawal?

Quitting drinking--should I worry about withdrawal symptoms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2008 - 22 answers

I have a drinking problem. Now what?

My girlfriend says that she's going to leave me at the end of the week if I don't attempt to seek help for my drinking problem. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2007 - 120 answers

Drinking around alcoholics

In general, is it best to not drink or to drink in moderation around alcoholics? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on May 11, 2007 - 12 answers

How to find greater moderation?

AlcoholFilter: Harm reduction advice? [more inside]
posted by treepour on May 7, 2007 - 26 answers

Why?

I'm an alcoholic. I've been shitfaced every day for the last 9 months. I consider the booze a nepenthe; it's something that allows me to forget all the sins I've comitted in my short life on this planet. [more inside]
posted by kfx on Oct 13, 2006 - 86 answers

ADD + Alcohol = ?

ADD + Alcohol = ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2006 - 11 answers

It's not really an addiction . . .

I've been drinking for less than a year. Could I still be dependent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2006 - 44 answers

Can I be a quasi-healthy drunk?

How much can I drink before cirrhosis sets in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2005 - 34 answers

Is it folly to marry someone with a drinking problem?

Is it folly to marry someone with a drinking problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2004 - 74 answers

How to stop drinking without AA

So, I need to stop drinking. I'm used to drinking 8-12 beers every night, more on the weekends, so this will be a significant lifestyle change for me. I'm not interested in AA and would prefer to do this on my own. Any Mefites been through this process? Insights?
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2004 - 28 answers

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