I have big problem with alcohol abuse. i drink way too much, to a point that i just pass out. I really want to stop, i hate myself next morning,trying to piece together the night before. Franticly searching my phones for drunk calls or txt i made. My name is Ann and im 40. I have two kids, im so ashamed of myself.
Ann, you took an important first step by sending this note to WebMD.
You've described several classic consequences of alcoholism (shame, fear, irresponsibility,) and the first thing I'd like you to realize is that alcoholism is a disease. Would you be ashamed if you had the disease of cancer? I would guess not; you would want to do whatever you could to fight it.
It is important for your children, other family members and most importantly, yourself, that you get help. Making an appointment with an addiction specialist is a good beginning; this is a doctor who can evaluate what sort of treatment would best fit your circumstances. If you live in a smaller city without one of these specialized doctors, please be completely honest with your family MD; it's possible you may also have medical consequences from your drinking.
You do not have to live the way you described anymore - there is hope, and the sooner you take positive action, the better.
Dr. I have a post at the top of this page no one has replyed can you help me . I am at day 6 detoxing off of oxycodone I am feeling better but still sick when using I consumed about 30 to 40 mgs per day for almost one year. I have read that people can die from detox on this drug. Am I at risk? How long before I feel better. I am a 59 year old male and weigh 240. Please give me some advice thanks
Our experts look in here about once per week, usually towards the end of the week or over the weekend.
I realize this won't be soon enough for you and hope you will contact a doctor to help you through this. You need and deserve support through this process. Please take care of yourself and I hope you'll keep us updated on your discussion as to how you're doing.
Recognizing the problem is an important first step. For me, accepting that I had the problem was the hardest part. Now, its important that you tell your family and friends so that you have a strong support network and can avoid all temptation.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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