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    Help! I need to get sober!

    My doctor put me on Campral, however, I have continued to drink. I am drinking about a bottle of wine a day, I want & need to stop. I don't know what to do !! PLEASE help me with your advise. Should I go to detox? Can I detox at home? I really need to stop. The Campral is not going to work as long as I continue to drink. Has anyone been in this situation before?

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    Sherrry
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    For one be here. I haven't been in that situation before so I wouldn't know what to do. But post in here and be active.

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    Help! I need to get sober!

    Sher, it is hard to say whether you need to go to detox. have you tried to stop drinking before? if so what kind of reaction did you have? did you have problems if so you may want to go to detox? if you are having trouble stopping and it is causing problems in your life you may want to go to rehab (not necesarily detox). This is a good option and there are other options other than campral. i didnt find campral worked either. What is happening in your life, what kind o support do you have, can you take some time away to go and get sober. this is a good place to come and talk.

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    My guess is that if "about a bottle" of wine is a 750ml bottle, not a 1.5l one, and "about" means less than or equal to, you can safely detox at home. You may want to get the book and various supplements (described on home page and in health store) to help you. Search the forum or the web for symptoms of detox. If you get shakes you may need meds from your dr. but I and many other people here drank a bottle of wine routinely and detoxed fine without help. Welcome to the site.

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    Sherry,

    I agree with Louise. If it a small bottle of wine, chances are good, not 100% because everyone is different, but good that you can safely stop at home.

    Have you been able to get any AF days in?

    Campral didn't help me with my cravings at all but it is known to be very helpful with healing the brain, which does help with long term abstinence.

    I am glad you are here and I hope we can help you.

    I suggest you consider downloading RJ's book and look into the supplementation. The supplements also help you feel better, which in turn leads to less stress when trying to stay away from the wine.

    Are you wanting to quit altogether or considering trying to moderate?

    Cindi

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    Hi Sherry,
    I stopped drinking with the help of Campral and some little benzos about a week ago and the second day was the hardest. Are you taking 6 tabs/day? Do you drink during the day or just during the evening? Did you doctor prescribe anything else?
    Tell us more...
    Tulipe

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    Sherry, before you decide to detox at home...get honest with yourself about what "about a bottle" really is. I used to say oh i drank a couple of drinks and i really believed that but really i drank much more. There is a drink tracker on this site. Maybe if you are still drinking you could start by tracking your true intake. Also if you have ever had the shakes during any previous detoxes you may want to get medical help

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    Help! I need to get sober!

    Thanks everyone. I am drinking about a bottle a day..seriuosly. I do want to stop. I have Baclofen and Tamazepen for withdrawal. I just NEED to do it. What happens is I wake up and say today is the day I a going to quit. And something happens and before I know it, I am buying wine and drinking it. That's what makes me think I need to go into detox. I am my worst enemy. Unless I ask my BF to take my car keys and then I have no way to get to the store and but wine. I have GOT to stop the cycle!! It's really harming me.... Physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have got to stop drinking!!!! Thank you all so very much! Sherry

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    Sherry

    I am with you every step of the way Sherry.

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    Sherberry welcome, you can do this. You have taken the first important step, realising and admiting there is a problem and deciding to do something about it.
    I agree with the above posts, download the book and read it. From there you can start to formulate a plan of action. Take it slowly and One Day At A Time.
    Keep safe
    KTAB

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