The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. Thank you so much for the support. The normal range for AST and ALT are both 0 – 40u/L. The risk or damage to the liver occurs when you are consuming more than 25 grams of ethanol per day, which equates to two glasses of alcohol. SR is a fabulous support forum. You can do it. I've gone to see a psychiatrist a couple of times and aside from antidepressants he prescribed me naltrexone. but for me it would take something horrible happening that would make me quit for good: (losing wife and kids, job, incarceration) or I just .had to surrender and trust that AA could work. I cannot go to outpatient or inpatient treatment because of my business, my dogs and my responsibilities. You can do it, man! I abstained for awhile but once I felt "fixed" I went right back to drinking . Can you have an alcoholic drink after taking excedrin? Good luck. For some this is a typical evening, the rest will have to try harder. So I had to do something drastic and face the fact that I was an alcoholic and that this fantasy of being able to drink was a fantasy. Only thing that ever worked for me was Allen Carr's book. I tried an AA Men’s group for a while but eventually that was causing me anxiety. I was too closed minded to seek help as some of the answers and some of the things I would find out were too scary and uncomfortable to face. That's not why I drink! I've slipped a couple of times in the last 3 months (hence the low day count)...but not terribly. units of alcohol on one occasion? There are some facilities that do at home detox, which you should definitely be medically supervised for. I saved myself a lot of heartache by just surrendering. I also didn't want to face the fact that I needed to abstain from alcohol and this scared me very much. "i drink everyday about 3 bottles of vodka a week is that to much ?" I did find that in AA and it saved and changed my life. Day 1. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. I never wanted a sponsor because I didn’t want that pressure either. Therefore drinking once a month or socially is only an excuse to get closer to that, to remove a barrier. "She got worse from 2010 onwards, drinking one litre of vodka per day. Get there first. Ask your doctor about naltrexone, it’s worked wonders for me cutting cravings. I'd take shots of Fireball Whiskey in the mornings to get rid of my shakes before work, then just keep drinking all day and then obviously into the night. You've touched my heart. . I drink a pint of vodka a night for 4 years could i have liver damage? Strange tears of both emotions. I am literally killing myself. What alcoholic drink is least harmful to muscles? I told them to focus their energy on someone who would actually listen to them. It turns out they weren't. Depending on how well people take care of themselves, whether or not they have other diseases, and barring drunken accidents, they could very easily live for many years that way. I cry because I am uplifted by your true empathy (and the others on here) and also because of my own pain right now. (ACG practice guidelines intro, p3 ref 6,50) Still, only about 6–40 % of men and women who drink at these levels go on to develop cirrhosis, the advanced stage of alcoholic liver disease 1 . I’m a single male in my late 30’s no kids, no spouse, self-employed. but the truth is there is a good chance you lose all of that if you don't get the help you need. I was sober for two months (Feb & March) but then I caved after experiencing major physical anxiety and I have been stuck in this miserable cycle since April of 2019. However, a whiskey drink may "make people nauseous" or "give people hangovers," as assistant professor of neuroscience at Brown University, Karla Kaun, noted to Forbes. I isolate and drink by myself in my house - working during the day on my computer while I'm drinking. Just reading this I sound like a complete idiot. The effects of drinking a fifth of vodka a day on your liver. 0 thank. Some people will puruse that right into the hospital, the institution and the grave. The last year or two was when I truly started feeling like hell, every day, all day. It's a dark place to be. I would say anyone that needs a drink every day, you are an alcoholic and need help. They don’t know him as well as I do, though. I never understood the point of drinking once a month or socially. Drinking at this level—more than the NIAAA’s recommendation for low-risk drinking, a max of four drinks a day and 14 per week for men—increases the risk of developing AUD. I was ill. Some impatient facilities will have those services available. Each day you get to choose what you want. We rely on readers like you to uphold a free press. I was delusional to the point that I hoped one day I would wake up and this misery would somehow resolve itself. For women, only one drink of alcohol is allowable. You wouldn’t know it if you met me (I am outgoing and talk too much) but I don’t crave a lot of social contact. I was in a similar place until somewhat recently and I can relate to how painful it is to want to change but feel it out of reach. I'm not lecturing, really man, I was in the same place. For some reason it was like a miracle. Which type of alcoholic drink causes cirosses? Smirnoff with Sprite Zero. Thanks for the detailed response, Heekma. A lot of your post is so similar to me and many others it's simultaneously hilarious and tragic. You also agree to our Terms of Service. "Consuming one or two drinks about four days per week seemed to protect against cardiovascular disease, but drinking every day eliminated those benefits," she explained in an interview with Medical News Today . In time, living an alcohol-free life will start to not only feel normal, it will feel good. I've been holding it all in. No, you’re not necessarily an alcoholic just because you drink everyday.. Changed the way I looked at alcohol. This content is currently not available in your region. please take a second look at inpatient treatment. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention someone in the US is killed every 51 minutes by a crash involving a driver under the influence of alcohol. Anything more than one drink per day (such as a glass of wine or a single shot of vodka with a mixer such as juice) for a small woman (125 lbs.) I also suffer anxiety and depression. If I can break the cycle maybe I can drink again down the road but it seems to progress rapidly everytime I stop and try to casually drink again. I found some of these this alcohol groups on Reddit to find truly anonymous support. If I allow myself to drink, it will kill me. I am in stuck in a very bad cycle. You need some peace and serenity. I did some research and discovered a few warning signs of alcohol abuse. I just needed to ask for help with an open mind. I knew I was falling, it felt like I was stuck circling the toilet bowl and didn't know how to fight from the pull. No exaggeration. Unplug the phone, don’t answer the door and get down with your bad self. You got this, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the stopdrinking community. 0. Thank you, TexasGal241. Reminder to all who comment on this post: please keep in mind our rule to speak from the "I," where we speak only from experience and do not tell other sobernauts what they should and should not do—even when they ask for advice. Why would I want 2 or 3 drinks? My mind will screw with me. 2.How many units of alcohol do you. I’m a single male in my late 30’s no kids, no spouse, self-employed. One year ago (Dec 2018) I discovered my Liver enzymes were elevated (ALT 140 u/L AST 90u/L). I did 1 hour therapy sessions on Saturdays with a substance abuse counselor (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) weekly when I was sober but eventually we kind of ran out of things to talk about. Or, 'pour out half a bottle of Powerade and fill the rest with vodka to drink throughout my work shift' kind of dependent. When I drank again after being sober two months I felt ashamed and didn’t want to go back to AA. I used them as a tool to evaluate his behavior: The RCP disputes the claim that drinking every day will not accrue a significant health risk. Therefore, if you are consuming more than two glasses of alcohol a day, you can expect liver damage at the earliest. but I didn't. Helping people is a great part of my recovery. As far as detoxing. And drinking both morning and night every day of the week increases the odds of going through withdrawal even more. The pressure to go to meetings and constantly communicate was too much for me. I too was stubborn, or so I thought, looking back I was lying to myself and very very afraid. Of course the guys I kept in touch with all lovingly said "come back!" I am very stubborn, very sick and very desperate. I don’t want to give up Alcohol completely forever. "I never stopped loving her. Yes, for your health: Drinking that much vodka a day shows you're dependent on alcohol, and you also have a big tolerance. Press J to jump to the feed. Please keep us posted. Data from the Dionysos Study in the late 1990s indicated that the risk threshold for developing cirrhosis and non-cirrhosis liver disease is 30 grams (a little more than 1 ounce) of alcohol per day. No meeting and no AA literature is focused on “lifelong abstinence”. I was doing the same thing with Whiskey for about a year and a half before I got sober in February 2019. Only getting up to let me dogs outside and eat when I can. i went to treatment and it was the best decision i had made. So, I know what those hangovers are like. I suffer from ADD, Anxiety and Depression. I needed help and support to try to gain some hope and direction. Medication, psychologist (If i could just fix my issues I wouldn't drink, right?) And it’s evident that you do have the motivation to change from your comment, which I think is super important. I came to the right place to let it out. life still went on without me. If you look at a conventional medical definition of an alcoholic according to the psychiatric diagnostic manual – the DSM-5, 40% of college students could be categorized as an alcoholic. I'm pretty sure you know what you need to do. . I can drink every night for a month- then just decide not to for a month ... Is drinking atleast 1/2 a fifth (375ml) of vodka every night excessive.? . Women are more sensitive to the negative effects of alcohol than are men. at least that was my experience. It was at two months when the severe anxiety kicked in and I drank again. I was able to do this back in February with very few withdrawl symptoms. If you never drink two days in a row you will not go through alcohol withdrawal. Day. i needed ongoing aftercare, and aa, which i still attend. You covered all aspects of this and I appreciate your comment. You mentioned that you are feeling certain that something really bad is about to happen to you - from where I sit, it looks like it already has. 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