Alcohol causes me severe relapse. Should I take medication to stop drinking alcohol?

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  1. skaterdrew

    skaterdrew Fapstronaut

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    Probably my level of alcohol consumption should be worrying enough for me to think right I am going to need to get help for my drinking.

    On Wednesday night I drank a 70cl of Jack Daniels and almost a 35cl of vodka. So as you can imagine I was quite drunk. I do have quite a high tolerance though.

    But I stayed at a friends house that night and was up the entire night drinking. I didn't have one bit of sleep and was still half cut went I went home the following day.

    So the following day when I got in still half cut I was straight on to the porn, wank lines and these other stupid sites. Because when I am badly hungover from alcohol I seem to go completely haywire wanking my brains in to porn.

    But this day was even worse as I ended up phoning stupid wank lines and also subscribing to these models on this site where they were sending me custom clips and all in all I ran up a bill of up to 300 pounds.

    As far as I am concerned this simply can not happen. My rational decision making seemed like it was completely out the window, and I was getting an extreme rush and sexual buzz from paying money on all this crap. I was even tipping these models when they were sending me custom clips. It was as if I was enjoying spending the money on it and getting an extreme sexual rush out of it. I certainly wasn't enjoying it when I came to my senses later on let me tell you.

    The mind frame I was in when I was still half cut from the alcohol and when I ended up badly hungover seriously concerns me. It makes me somewhat think I don't have 100% control of my self to make rational decisions. I can't be spending that kind of money on all that crap, and as quickly as that either. It's dangerous to be honest. Because if I can spend about 300 pounds as quickly on that when I am half cut or hungover, then to me that literally means the potential is definitely there that I could do it again, or even worse do it again and spend even more. Like I said my rational decision making wasn't there, it's as if that part of the brain that makes rational decisions was completely disconnected. This is very dangerous in my opinion.

    It's sort of like oh I am loving this the now spending all my money on this, then a few hours later I am devastated and I think what have I done? The most devastating part to me though is not being able to control my self, and the worry is it could happen again, or even the worry it could happen again except even worse.

    So like I mentioned earlier on in this post, my drinking should concern me as it is anyway. I probably drink two or three times a week, but it is usually always binge drinking, and sometimes it can be really heavy. I don't have much sense of when to stop drinking when I start.

    So all this should be reason enough to want me to get help for my drinking.

    But the main things that are concerning me at the moment are being half cut from the alcohol from the night before or extremely hungover and then I am stupid enough to waste money like that again, and I just don't want to relapse on any porn or artificial sexual stimulation in general.

    I am seriously wanting to try get put on some type of medication that stops me from being able to drink alcohol, or a medication that makes the pleasurable effects from alcohol not as enjoyable.
     
  2. Castielle

    Castielle Fapstronaut

    I think jumping straight to medication is very unwise. There are other ways to get drinking under control. Find an AA group near you, see a therapist, etc. This kind of behavior is often a symptom of deeper problems that need to be dealt with. Medicating yourself with something else could easily just become another addiction to replace your current one.
     
  3. LEPAGE

    LEPAGE Fapstronaut

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    Does such medication even exist? I know of no such thing.
     
  4. magic05

    magic05 Fapstronaut

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    I never heard of pills that directly counteract alcohol, does it really exist? I know there is one for smoking, but it's highly controversial.

    Be careful with medication.

    Are you in therapy? I'm in therapy and my therapist all of the time recommends me to go to a psychiatrist and ask for medication prescriptions to battle the withdrawal symptoms of my porn addiction. I always decline. Drugs for mental disorders come with a lot of side effects, like obesity, ED (like we need that lol), muscle pain, tiredness, blunt mood, etc. I would ONLY consider taking it if the situation is so serious that there's no other choice (for instance if somebody has serious suicidal thoughts).

    Before you jump to prescription drugs, you should utilize all other means. Therapy (but their advice is not always helpful as I have experienced, still it's a good start), AA groups (I'm thinking about joining one myself) and sports (boring and it takes weeks to build up the dopamine effect, but it's the safest, scientifically proven method).
     
  5. skibum71

    skibum71 Fapstronaut

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    Yes, talk to your GP about getting on naltrexone. And talk to your GP about getting back on Prozac.
    Dude, you really need to get a grip on life one way or another. If pills help you do that, take them.
    And this whole "can't control it" thing, I don't believe it. Yes my views are a bit unorthodox, but I think the whole thing of identifying as an "addict" is counter productive. Because the definition of an addict is someone who can't control gambling, porn, booze whatever. So all the people here saying "I'm a pmo addict I can't control it", I think hmmm ok so you pmo 24/7 morning noon and night? The response is no - there are times when you choose not to do it. So don't tell me you can't control it because you can! You say you drink 3 times a week, that means 4 days a week you choose not to drink, so you can control it. If you can choose not to drink 4 days a week you can choose not to drink 7 days a week.
    And... another way of looking at it, if you can't control it, do you expect someone else to control it for you? Errr...no, that's not gonna happen. So you're on your own buddy, like all of us. Take control of your life, no other fucker is gonna do it for you.
     

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