What is Next?

I started using alcohol, a little over ten years ago while I was a junior in high school. I grew up in a decent small neighborly town in Oklahoma, where everybody is connected to each other one way or another.

Before that first drink, I would go to parties and just refuse the chance to drink. Then one night at a small party I felt peer pressure from myself to drink because of a girl, thinking that it would impress her. I acted a bit forward and felt the drunkenness of alcohol, I didn't impress her the only thing that happened to me was I got drunk.

Within a month I was drinking heavily and smoking pot and acting not like my natural self. Within a year I was drinking every weekend getting blacked out falling down drunk, just accumulating guilt. That is when I first felt the cycle or insanity of repeated regret after every drinking outing...


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Many researchers believe that alcohol addiction can occur at first use.
by: Debbie Wicker

Wow, your story is very challenging, but I'm wondering if you're aware that if you are predisposed (because of your brain chemistry) to alcoholism, that it can start at first use?

If I said you could be come addicted to heroin or cocaine at first use, that would likely make sense to you. But alcohol, is a drug like any other drug in that, it attacks our brain when we use it. Your brain is likely VERY susceptible to alcoholism and you were alcohol addicted from your first use.

That's why doctors consider alcoholism to be a disease of the brain and not a moral failure or a choice. Once you had your first drink your brain was wired to want more and more alcohol, which is what causes you to get black-out drunk and not be able to stop.

What's Next, depends on you. I HIGHLY recommend you get a copy of the "Big Book" from Alcoholics Anonymous and read it from cover to cover. That book describes what you're experiencing and what you need to do to get out of the awful ditch that you're in.

Many of us drank in high school and college and maybe even drank heavily sometimes, but we were not addicted so therefore we could stop. Sadly, you're not wired the same way and therefore don't have the same options.

Please read the "Big Book" and start attending AA meetings (90 meetings in 90 days) and you'll find the support you need to more past this very difficult problem.

Good luck,

Debbie

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