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How can I find help for a drinking addiction?

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Last Updated: 08/11/2020 at 1:16am
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January 15th, 2018 9:57pm
One of the most effective way to deal with any addiction might be anonymous help groups. Try to find in your area ,,Alcoholics Anonymous'' groups and just go to one of their meetings. Usually no prior registration is required, only your attendance.
February 14th, 2015 11:21pm
Try visiting or talking to one of our lovely Listeners! We're always here to help xx
April 9th, 2015 4:30pm
I can go to rehab or call the hotlike for some people drinkin is a way to deal with life but some people really dont knoe how they are harming themselves
April 9th, 2015 11:59pm
There are at least three options I can think of. One is to see a professional counselor who specializes in addictions. One is to join AA, which is a support group. One is to join SMART Recovery, which is also a support group. A fourth option would be inpatient or outpatient rehab.
April 25th, 2015 11:51pm
In the United Kingdom, the main source of help would be 'ADDACTION'; if you are living a home, and would like support to come to you weekly, you could contact Stonham through the Home Group' website.
June 18th, 2015 3:11am
Here is a website that can put you in contact with someone local to you to help you get into an A.A. group. " **THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE A.A. MEETING INFORMATION DIRECTLY** Contact Local A.A. Offices, Websites and Answering Services This website does not provide A.A. meeting information. Use the resources below to find contact information and links to local A.A. offices where you can find A.A. meetings or talk to an A.A. member." Good luck! If you need more people to talk to feel free to message me.
June 30th, 2015 2:41am
Alcoholics Anonimys is what I found a very good support. It is sober alcoholics supporting each other. You can find a meeting near you by looking on internet or in your local phone book.
March 20th, 2017 8:45pm
There are most likely helpful rehab places in your area, or going to local AA meetings, there are ways to help cope with it or take some kind of month plan or something like that.
November 28th, 2017 10:57pm
You have taken you first step, admitting there is a problem. AA is a fabulous community of men and women who share a common ground. You will meet others who want to help you.
April 17th, 2018 2:01am
if youre on this website youre off to a good start. you could also try looking for and attending alcoholics anonymous meetings in your area. the meetings are usually free and they are generally designed to be a support system comprised of other people who have similar struggles. There also exist a variety of treatment programs. And finally, if you are asking yourself this question, you are off to a great start! Seeing and knowing that there is a problem is the first step in solving it.
November 13th, 2018 5:59pm
Well... many people find help at local AA meetings... these are easy to find with quick google search.... but there are other recovery communities as well like smart and refuge recovery... ultimately, many people need to find one other human being who has been there and will offer support... there can be so many obstacles to getting support like denial or embarrassment... alcohol problems can develop for many different reasons like anxiety or depression... if that is the case, get in to see a mental health professionals cause a medication or counseling may be the solution to the underlying problem... for many of us, we didn’t get help until we realized that we were losing something important in our lives due to this behavior...
February 12th, 2019 9:30am
Refer them to certain links websites or even just listen. It can very difficult but attainable step by step, This is your first or second or etc does not matter. Always start from the beginning. Knowing you are seeking for guidance. That is first step and there is no rush as long as you know you are reaching out and being open. To a community of people who want to support you in this very difficult time. One just know you did good just by coming to this site and two Good job recognizing your need. Here for you in any way possible
August 10th, 2020 10:34pm
Drinking can be hard on not only your body but the people around you as well. There are support groups available as well as groups online who can let you know that you are not alone throughout this ordeal. Talking to friends, family members , or maybe even a therapist can help you figure out the course of action you must take to overcome this. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery and the only person who can initiate this is you. If not you think of how it will benefit those around you who want to see you in good health.
August 11th, 2020 1:16am
Beside many support group and recovery centers it is a good thing to analyze our own behavior and understand why we do things that we do. Drinking is one example of something that can be avoided if we train ourselves differently. First let us check why? What we do not have, want to have, what kind of pain, void, frustration, or issue we cover with the glass of alcohol. We can recognize why it is easy to say "yes" to a drink, instead going to have a run or read a book, for example. Most of the time people who loves us can say how we can be ugly when we are drunk. Let us start practicing saying "No" to a second drink. If we practice frequently we will start liking that new power. Power of "No".