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Numb, pushing my drinking to after 5 pm so I don't have to go to the liquor store as often, in aware it's not good but it's small steps, I feel so helpless and hopeless. I don't know where to go next

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Sep 2

This is a great start. I call these me-hacks. I look for ways to make it harder for me to do stuff I know are not good.

The fact that you recognize it and are taking steps towards the right direction is a huge achievement and you should feel very proud of yourself.

I am just seconding the other commenter. If you can find someone to talk to about these urges it will be very helpful. Look for AA around you. I will imagine that during lockdown things might be a bit different.

Something that helped me was substituting alcohol with something else temporarily. I know this might not be healthy depending on what you choose, but it is a way. I chose coffee and ice cream. So when I went out I would have my favorite Ice Cream with the money I did not/was not going to spend on drinks. Other times I went with coffee. I know it is not the best, but when you have one evil, better change it smfor something easier to control until you get rid of it. The idea is not to stay with another vice, but to replace the sense of pleasure you feel from one dangerous one to another one. Take this with a grain of salt, it worked for me, in conjunction with all the other measures I took.

I wish you the best.

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Sep 4

Baby steps is the key to being successful! Good job on your efforts, they will pay off. One thing I would suggest is exercise. You can feel good and elated by doing something healthy. Hope this helps!

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Sep 15

I am sorry for what you are going through. Addictions especially alcohol is very tough to beat, our mind makes it akin to an idol. Something that we feel we must have. The sad fact is that as people are dragged further into their addiction, the substance is your all in all, and you will do whatever you have too, to protect it. But there is help. As someone referred to earlier, Alcoholics Anonymous. But here are some other refrences that might help as well. if you find yourself in crisis and mean to harm yourself please call 911, or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. There is also a Crisis Textline at 741741 just text help or hello to that number and a trained professional will text you back. Do you see a counselor? If not here is a number for a great place that can offer some free counseling advise, and refer you to professionals in your area. 1-855-382-5433. also here are some references that might help you. Prayers my friend. http://bit.ly/2TXCU19

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