Confidentiality and monetary costs?

by George
(Tifton Ga)

Alcoholism, I can't stop with the alcohol consumption but I want to stop?

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Already a good start!
by: Debbie Wicker

George,

You've already made an excellent start at stopping, you've admitted you have a problem and are seeking help. Because alcoholism is a disease of the brain that attacks your impulse control systems it's VERY hard to quit drinking on your own.

The first thing I would recommend is to go DAILY to AA meetings even if you are still drinking, 90 meetings in 90 days. Find meetings your comfortable in and that are working the twelve steps. Working the steps is absolutely KEY to your recovery. Also download the Big Book for free and read it. It will explain your disease and show you how to stop drinking.

You also probably need medically supervised detoxification, alcohol detox is extremely serious and MUST be under a doctor's care. If you have no money I recommend you go to the ER of a good hospital and tell the doctor you'd need to detox from alcohol, they can advise you where to go from there.

At the AA meetings they will know all of the best treatment services available in your area that fit your budget needs. Once you've been going to meetings for a while you'll learn who you can trust and you should be able to get the information you need about services available in your area.

Good Luck,

Debbie Wicker


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