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Why the drink?

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by Miki » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:55 pm

I know it does nothing to help make things better, yet it makes things tolerable. Drinking is crippling my potential yet I'm not ready to face my potential because I'm too scared to fail.
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by Mocha » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:59 pm

Miki wrote:I know it does nothing to help make things better, yet it makes things tolerable. Drinking is crippling my potential yet I'm not ready to face my potential because I'm too scared to fail.

Hi and welcome Miki...
I understand what you mean, especially your last sentence.

Are you taking meds......seeing a pdoc?

btw, I'm glad you were able to log on ok..... :)
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by Sovereign » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:05 pm

What does your drinking problem look like? Do you drink during the day? Weekdays or only weekends? How much a day?
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by Duckysmom » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:25 pm

Like Mocha, I understand that last sentence. Fear of failure plagues me often. I don't drink, though, which is a form of self medication. Are you on meds and seeing a psychiatrist (pdoc) and a therapist (tdoc)? All 3 are important to get stable and healthy. The drinking would/could undermine that stability. If you have a pdoc and/tdoc, talking to them about this would be very beneficial.
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