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    Hi, I was drinking 8oz vodka everymorning and 8oz again in the evening. Decided to taper off. Had 8oz in the morning and nothing in the evening. 3rd day now and I'm planning on doing 4-5 oz in the morning and nothing in the evening and tomorrow just 2 and then stop. Is this a good idea? Will I have bad withdrawal?

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    MDC68 MDC, What do you think? Best, Merlin
    https://hams.vbulletin.net/forum/mai...and-naltrexone

    "We must make the best of those things that are in our power, and take the rest as nature gives it."

    - Epictetus

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    • Alc123
      Alc123 commented
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      I am not sure. Ive gone cold turkey before from lot of alcohol and experienced withdrawal. Wasnt aware at the time what it was so just hung on through it. After this relapse I was reading about and came to know it could be dangerous. I also suffer from clinical depression. I cant afford help thats why I have to do this on my own. For me, I think ill be fine doing this. But cant be sure.

    • merlin
      merlin commented
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      Alc123 Hang in there. Go to the main page of the website as it has info regarding tapering. http://hams.cc/ You can dp this! I also have depression and am on medication. You will find that many of us struggle with depression and/or anxiety. Best!

    • Alc123
      Alc123 commented
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      I see. I hope you are right. I had depression for several years before I turned to alcohol. Wish I hadnt. Have GOT TO STOP now before it not only makes my depression worse as ive come to learn it can but also causes liver damage and heart disease. I just hope this taper works without side affects

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    Alc123 My thoughts are with you. This is tough but not insurmountable. You can do this!!
    https://hams.vbulletin.net/forum/mai...and-naltrexone

    "We must make the best of those things that are in our power, and take the rest as nature gives it."

    - Epictetus

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      #4
      Good luck! The very fact that you are here speaks volumes.

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        #5
        Welcome to the forum! Looks like you have already tapered down to a 1/4 of daily 16 oz. already. Try cutting down an ounce a day, if you start feeling a withdrawal symptom have a shot. You can do this! Stay strong!

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          #6
          Alc123 how are you doing today? You can do this!

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            #7
            Hey! I've been sober since Sunday. Had a few shakes. Lot of craving :/ But not caved yet Until friday should be easy since I have a busy work week. Thanks for asking!

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              #8
              You'll be fine. That is so awesome you haven't caved.

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                #9
                Very very depressed took off work. Having strong cravings. Help.

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                  #10
                  Survived somehow. Hopefully I can keep it up 😕

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                  • merlin
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                    Alc123 I am so sorry you are having such a tough time. the fact that you are very very depressed and managed to walk through it shows that you have an inner strength that you may not be aware of. Please hang onto, and nurture, that strength. Feel how resilient you are and make choices that support where you want to be. I am rooting for you and wishing you all the best. Hang in there.

                  • merlin
                    merlin commented
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                    FYI - You may get more support if you post in the closed forum. Many of us don't really look at open forum postings. Hugs.

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                  Congrats on your abs days. I hope you feel better as time goes on. You say you can’t afford the meds, have you asked your pharmasist if he/she knows of any programs to get meds at reduced cost? There are alot of drug companies that have such programs. Maybe check into it?

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                    #12
                    Sparrowmerlin Thanks. But I failed today. I took 10 drinks and feel like absolute trash right now

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                    • MDC68
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                      Don't feel bad. Failure is learning. You've learned something. Now take it with you and move forward. Keep your chin up and stay strong!

                    • merlin
                      merlin commented
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                      I agree with MDC. Hang in there. Don't give up. It gets better. Better is better.

                    • Sparrow
                      Sparrow commented
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                      Temporary set back. Dust yourself off, and keep moving forward. Even a tiny bit better is better. At least you are thinking..

                    #13
                    Sparrow merlin MDC68 Thanks for the support. I've been sober all day today. Hopefully I can manage a longer or at least as long as the previous streak this time. I will post in the closed forum as well.

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                    • merlin
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                      I am so glad you are hanging in there! Sending you positive vibes and HUGS!
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