Is alcoholism bigger than narcissism? I don’t know. Maybe they are equal in my marriage right now. If you read my post “It’s 11 p.m.” alcohol abuse explains it.
I drink too. I am not supposed to because of the medication I’m taking. I’ve only ever had an interaction with one medication, so I keep drinking. I don’t tell my psychiatrist because he would tell me to stop. He would also be very serious and maybe even a bit annoyed with me.
I drink wine every night. And because I can never be completely happy or content with myself I wonder if I have a drinking problem too.
I have read a lot of articles about how to stop. Tips like taking a hot bath, a long walk or read instead of that second glass. WTF? Does that stuff work for anyone who is craving a drink? No. For me, white knuckling it for a couple of weeks is the only way to go. It’s just like chocolate, I either eat the whole king sized bar or nothing. Breaking off two “squares” doesn’t work for me.
Hey, wait a minute, how did this post become about MY drinking? Typical. It’s always been easier for me to take it on than to trust someone else to change.
Stay tuned for my next post, EMDR treatment…will it work?