How scared of withdrawal should I be? I am detoxing from alcohol? I am worried it’ll be worse since I anticipate it?
I am a 105 lb female. Two years ago I drank 1-2 bottles of vodka per day. Over the past year I brought it down to alternating days of a half bottle of vodka/a bottle of wine or a little more. I skip some days drinking but drink heavier the next day. I need to go cold turkey next week for a new job where I live on site, no alcohol permitted. I am cutting it down to two drinks per day for this past week to help prepare me for this.
I’ve had almost 4 months to prepare for my new job. I thought I would have cut back a lot more by now. After a day and a half to two days of no alcohol I get headaches. I am pissed and want to cry if I don’t have a drink in my hand.
How bad will going cold turkey be next week? How much of this is in my head? How can I minimize the amount I make it worse by overthinking
- AmarettaLv 76 months ago
You're a serious alcoholic. You may have real problems going cold turkey.
- JanetLv 76 months ago
It is best to go through withdrawal in a detox center.
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 76 months ago
Check in with a doctor to help you through. Back in my consulting days, I spent the better part of a week at Hazelden treatment center in Minneapolis, defining and studying their protocols. Like you, I assumed that detoxification was the worst part of recovery. It's not. According to the staff, detox can be helped along with a mild anti-anxiety agent, and is generally over and done with in two, or occasionally three days.
The real hard part is staying sober. Again, according to staff, you need to find a new group of sober friends and probably join a support group. Your working and living situation will be perfect for your new life. Check out a local AA chapter so you will have someone to call before you develop resources in your new environment. And, best of luck!
- Anonymous6 months ago
why did you start you deserve it
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- 6 months ago
Kinda scared. I mean for my dad it was bad because he went into a depression a d everything. So. Yee