Too much Alcohol?

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“I’m a widow of eight years. I’m doing ok but find with various ailments I’m probably drinking too much alcohol.

My late husband and I were heavy drinkers. Ran a bar and hotel. I think I use alcohol as a sleep assistant. If I have no money I don’t drink. I was a smoker but gave that up a while back.

Just feel the alcohol helps me wind down and sleep better. Not all the time but enough to make me think it’s too much.

I have my kids and they love me but they are so busy. I feel a bit sidelined. Does anyone relate to this?” -Anonymous

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13 thoughts on “Too much Alcohol?”

  1. A Gummy Bear is much better for you, good for pain and anxiety ,no side effects. Hope you’re in a state that’s liscensed. Alcohol can be a death trap. I know. Good luck.

  2. I sympathize with you sincerely…..your pain is real. A little alcohol helps you to relax and to sleep if you are new to it but once you get into quantity you are hurting yourself. I am bipolar and am medicated for that but it doesn’t help me sleep. I take a very small dose of Risperadone every night before bed and that helps, plus a quarter pill of Seroquil. Then I sleep like a contented baby. Otherwise I am up every two hours. Also, here in Canada, cannabis is legal so I smoke whenever I feel upset or down or want to go to sleep. There are two kinds of cannabis, (Sativa) one which enlivens you mentally and the other (Indica) where you can smoke before bed and it helps you go to sleep. You won’t find it hurting your liver and it is very pleasant. Good luck dear….I’m 69 and been through a lot…..you have all my good wishes.

  3. I use to drink wine all the time, I also still took my meds for bi polar, when my dad died Aug 30 2018 I started really heavy, when I went to my dr for an examine, she said my liver numbers weren’t good I had a fatty liver. That scared me bad, just stopped drinking it’ll, it will be one year in jan. also had to change my bad eating. Alcohol addiction and drug addiction was big in my family, one of the things my sister died from cirrouses of the live, plus other stuff cuz she was an heroin addict

  4. Only you know what is best for you. It sounds like your mind is guiding you at this point in your life. Years (4) after my husband died, l found a group of folks who specialized in grief support and they literally saved my life. Today l am a contented widow at peace with myself and my world. You may private message me if you wish to find out who those folks are. Sending you hugs and prayers for the well being of your body and soul. 🙏❤️🤗🌻🌹🙏

  5. I drink wine daily because it helps me with pain and not sleeping. I do not feel it is wrong or that it is too much. However, if you are starting to question yourself, perhaps it is too much for you. Only you can answer that question and only you can decide what is best for you.

  6. You realized it. Take charge. Find some activity, look at who you hang out with, do they drink. Drinking doesn’t help your health. Best wishes to you!

  7. Self awareness is key to any change in behavior. If YOU are feeling it’s too much, it is. Seek help for sleep related issues. My own have always been related to emotional disturbances and the death of a spouse with change in corresponding lifestyle, is certainly an upheaval. I wish you the best of luck!

  8. If you feel you are drinking too much then you are. And your at that place where you grab the bull by the horns and stop the nightly routine and replace with something more positive! It’s your chioce…your move!

    1. If you’re asking, then you believe theres a problem. Please look for medical help and therapy. AA meeting just 1 might give you the answer to the question you ask

  9. I have a very special friend who drinks heavily every day and is on anti-depressants, bipolar medications and more. My worries over this is obsessive. I know I can’t talk to her about this, I just keep hoping and praying that someday (soon) she will realize what it’s doing to her. How do I direct her, if at all?

  10. I was lucky after my son’s death I started to drink everyday then about two years in I opened my car door and a voice inside my head said you don’t have to drink today. God is good!! Drinking is a crutch to ease the pain. Call a minister or counselor talk to them and begin your life a new. There’s so many people who need you. Praying for you

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