I think I’m drinking too much

Definitely the best thing I’ve ever done

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it is better to drink less, it is quite detrimental to health. Can you find a hobby? That helps me playing guitar.

It feels like it, but I don’t drink anymore

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I drink about 3 or more beers a night. Sometimes 1 tall boy. My doctor told me her meds aren’t working as effectively when I drink. When I was at my worst delusional wise, my schizophrenia was full blown, I was a nutcase lol, I accidentally caught a criminal trespassing charge. Anyways, I missed the court date and they put a bench warrant on me. I got arrested around this past Christmas, had to do like 9-10 days. While I was there I had no access to alcohol. My mind was SILENT 98% of the time! I even missed them, they would occassionally remind me that they are there, but for the most part, I had my brain back. I was and still am taking Zoloft and Zyprexa.

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Wow! I didn’t drink yesterday or today and everything is still going on. Maybe if I continue that way it’ll get better.

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I’m not trying to be some holy roller, God knows I’m a ■■■■ up, but try asking God to help you. I know when I was at my worst, I prayed over and over again, pleading for help. I got it. I guess He told them to leave me alone or something lol! The Bible says, “faith without works is dead.” The key word to me is ‘works,’ I had the faith part down, no problem, but I had to physically put work in. That meant getting myself together and asking the world God placed me in for help. Everything happens for a reason. God doesn’t send cancer patients to oncologists just for shits and giggles, no they are sent their from the world around them to a specialist we happen to call oncologists. I’ve never really had a personal relationship with God, but I know He is there. I wish I could. It’s just weird with the voices being there, you know? Take your meds and know someone is looking out for you that wants the best for you.

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Thanks @dap_delus

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What do you guys have a camera on my phone or something? I posted my response weeks ago, and that twisted tea was sitting there this whole time, and tonight I decided to open it, took a few sips and threw it away. I feel too much motivation and lifted out of my depression and fatigue to be drinking, for it to be lost. That’s what happens when I drink, I lose sight of my good coping skills and I get stuck in a rut. I’m totally done with alcohol, it has no benefits. I’m just choosing tonight to not take my meds until later tonight because I feel soooo motivated to draw. I don’t care if it takes all night! :slight_smile:

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Try having a drink once every week, then you have something to look forward to @Fanny_Longbottom

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Yeah. I’m not going to have a beer at night anymore. It doesn’t help anything. I wanted it to calm me down but it doesn’t. I was drinking like 3 glasses of wine a year ago but it didn’t stop any of my symptoms so then I decided to just enjoy a beer with dinner. But if one beer interferes with meds it’s not worth it at all.

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@Winterblues, I edited this because I didn’t understand something that @Jonnybegood cleared up for me.

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@dap_delus
If you’re on Zoloft already I highly suggest considering naltrexone. Naltrexone cuts drinking cravings on its own, but in combination with Zoloft it cuts the risk of relapse way down.

I used to drink 6 times a week and at my worst was in and out rehabs for alcoholism and mental illness. Couldn’t stay sober. When I started naltrexone it cut down my drinking greatly. But then I started Zoloft I quit completely. I’ve never drank more than a few sips of naltrexone/Zoloft. It’s like impossible. If you have any questions just @ me.

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Twisted tea is an alcoholic iced tea type drink @ZmaGal

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I’m sorry @Fanny_Longbottom. You can stop today.

I live alone too and it is so tempting for me to just walk across the street and buy a bottle. But, I don’t. Because I don’t want to get started on that habit. It would be too easy. I stick with my sugar habit. That is enough.

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Oh! My daughters use the term tea to refer to gossip. Thanks @Jonnybegood I never heard of that before.

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I’m with you on stopping only just one drink. I think when I stop, I’m less Moody and hardly have symptoms. One drink can act like several because of our psych meds

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Hahaha that’s funny. I can’t imagine how you read my response thinking tea was gossip. Especially, twisted tea, lol

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Lol! I used to be very strictly religious and didn’t drink until a few years ago. It was just beer and wine. I’ve never learned the other drinks so my mind doesn’t go there. But it is definitely funny!

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