Hi would like to tell my story I have been on here almost a year now I’m 33 have two kids I have always used alcohol as exscape from severe health anxiety I take my blood preassure 100 times a day or feel like I have some sort of illness I have notice in the past with my drinking habbits my anxiety calms down if I do not drink for a long period of times when I drink my anxiety is 1000 times worse I work and can hold a hob I usually would start drinking when my hubby comes home from work like around 530 pm and drink until 9 or so I would drink between 5 to 8 shots of whiskey 6 days a week I have now been sober in a couple hours 8 days my blood pressure is going down and my anxiety is getting better I didn’t have to much withdrawal in the first days just bad anxiety and just didn’t want to move., I have been reading all your stories and I feel this is a great group to be in thanks for sharing your stories
@helen hi there I’m new here too. Just wanted to say I can relate. I drink to curb my anxiety but it always comes back 100x worse. I also have two kiddos. Hang in there.
Welcome @helen thank you for sharing and opening up
Hi there. I’m also new here and normally drink heavily on weekends only. Since my use of alcohol is creating problems in my family and financially, I’ve decided that I no longer want to drink alcohol anymore. My craving for alcohol starts when I’m just about to knock off work on a Friday. Mondays I always regret even leaving my house to have a drink. I’m worried that if I carry on this way, I will loose my family or they will loose me due to drunk driving or someone else will loose a life due to me being irresponsible. This forum has been Breen very helpful to me thus and I’m glad to know that I’m not alone in this.
Hi @helen and thanks for sharing your story. I have hope for you and your sobriety! Keep us updated.
Glad you’re here, @helen! I have 5 kids and 51 days sober. I also struggle with anxiety and depression, which made taking the first steps toward sobriety extra challenging!
Please feel free to reach out anytime