I’m really concerned that my girlfriend is an alcoholic. We’ve been having some problems lately, and we actually had a huge fight over the weekend. I have been trying to get her to get some help and think about what she’s doing, but she’s convinced she doesn’t have a problem and that whatever she thinks is the problem is that it’s not drinking, it’s her life and stress and her divorce. I think she’s out of control, and I just don’t know what to do about it.
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Several years ago I thought I was drinking too much and I quit drinking. I went to the rooms of a 12 step recovery program and I was able to quit drinking for many years. Then I went through a very stressful period. I called my doctor, told him what was going on with me. I had a lot of anxiety and he prescribed Clonazepam to me. I took it as prescribed. You know, alcohol was what I liked. I was not a pill person.
It did help, but at some point not long after I started taking it, I took a drink and it’s been a while and I’ve been trying to put down the drink and I can’t do it. I don’t know what I should do at this point.
I’ve been going to 12 step meetings and I just can’t put the drink back down. Read the rest of this entry »
My question is, I am aware of many successful stories through AA and using the 12 steps to recovery but does the medical community have an alternative proven successful method to treat addictions besides AA that does not include drugs? Read the rest of this entry »
What do you think contributes to most to long term recovery after treatment? Read the rest of this entry »
My question for you is, is alcoholism truly a genetic disease, or is it a developed habit? I am kind of struggling with whether I was born with this, or I just drink too much and ended up in this position? Read the rest of this entry »
I am having trouble surrendering to this disease. Could you give me some advice on what you did, and how it helped? Read the rest of this entry »
I’m newly sober. I am an opiate addict. I have a three-part question here. I know there are financial limitations and other, so what do you recommend for the number of days in a treatment center? The number of days recommended for sober house, and then how critical is it to return to an alcohol-free household after that? I know I’m an addict, but, obviously, I don’t feel alcohol is as bad of a problem as the opiates. I don’t want to dictate necessarily how my parents are living, so how critical do you think that is? Read the rest of this entry »