Originally Posted by tryn2rson
I have been drinking a bottle of wine per night for approximately 2 years. I want to stop. what will happen if I stop abrubtly? Is there any way to taper off alcohol? is there anything to make it easier on me?
I am having surgery in a couple of weeks and I dont want to be having weird symptoms after surgery.
thanks so much!!
I don't think you are going to have harsh or bad w/d from a bottle of wine a night. BUT that doesn't make it any easier.
Are you an alcoholic? You have search your soul for the answer to that one.
I was a binge drinker. So I never drank daily (except a period of time when I was bartending). I just drank inappropriately, and in massive quantities.
IF you are being honest, and that is the amount you drink. Try cutting back to half a bottle, then a couple galsses, then one glass. IF you cannot drink less than the whole bottle, you probably are a fundctioning alcoholic and maybe you would benefit from AA?
You can visit Aa online. There is a wonderful online support group that are very capable of helping you.
One bit of I know unasked for advice.
WHEN you have the surgery.....if you are an addict (to alcohol) be VERY careful with the pain pills you will have after surgery. It is very easy to trade one addiction for another.
Read, read, and then read some more about addiction. Most of us DID get started on narcotics after a surgery or injury. We didn't wake up and say...I'm gonna get hooked on pain pills or anxiety meds.
Just food for thought.