Is it possible and if so, how can I calm or retrain my brain to stop releasing dopamine when I think about using in early recovery? Read the rest of this entry »
High Watch was founded in 1940 with the assistance of Bill W., the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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 »