It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Message Board

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2005, 12:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15
Christophu HB User
Alcohol and ocd?

I've been wondering something If you have been known to have violent OCD thoughts and impulses and been really scared of them, when you drink alcohol will it possibly make you act on these thoughts and impulses? Just wondering if I can drink and not worry about this sort of thing.

(sorry If Im wording this wrong or if it doesn't make sense period)

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-15-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 171
jojotigerlily HB User
Re: Alcohol and ocd?

well from my own past experiences, wine helps me relax. If I am having a stressful day I might have a glass of wine at night before bed. It totally relaxes me. Now I am not saying go out and get drunk, thats just not cool. BUT with me, wine does calm me down. I will have a glass maybe once or twice a month. I dont make a habit of it. I think it might depend on the person and the extent of your OCD if alcohol will affect you in a bad way.

Whatever you do, be safe.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Take one day at a time.

Old 10-15-2005, 08:39 PM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 67
r12las HB User
Re: Alcohol and ocd?

alcohol makes my obsessions go one of two ways, depending on my mood, and reasons behind the drinking. Firstly alcohol can help block the thoughts (tho obviously I am not reccommending this as we all know alcohol does not help any1 with mood/brain issues lol!) Secondly, it can make me more ashamed, guilty etc about the thoughts and make me more worried that I may act on them, which then spirals down to me gettting angry with myself and more likely to internalise the anger and take it out on myself...

Obviously alcohol lowers inhibitions so I can see why you might be worried about acting out impulses, but I think that most people never act on impulses, so do not see that it would. Has there been incidents where you have/nearly hav acted on impulses when drinking christophu? The obvious answer is to not let the drinking get out of control so that you are never at a stage where you would not be in control of these impulses, but I also know that its not that easy and that I never take my own advice! especially if you use alcohol to self medicate...

I think the fact that you are worried about it suggests that you probably wouldn't act on the impulses...

hope that made sense

r12las xx

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
what i've learned about the toxics : alcohol hashish cannabis leopard777 Addiction & Recovery 1 12-01-2009 04:24 PM
Alcohol and anxiety. Cined Anxiety 3 04-23-2009 06:36 PM
Alcohol, anxiety and heart. Cined Heart Disorders 3 04-23-2009 10:13 AM
Alcohol Allergy? suz0320 Allergies 30 06-23-2008 08:44 PM
alcohol poisoning? pencileraser Addiction & Recovery 11 08-23-2007 10:53 PM
Alcohol and Blood Pressure Tamsin High & Low Blood Pressure 17 10-25-2006 08:54 AM
Alcohol's effects on health? O 16581 72452 5 General Health 20 10-09-2006 08:15 PM
Prozac and Alcohol artsykid Drug Interactions / Side Effects 12 09-07-2006 08:00 AM
Does alcohol not lead to weight-gain? justanothagirl Weight Loss 9 10-22-2005 01:47 PM
Alcohol Affects on Health (lets take a look) directNews General Health 4 10-15-2005 10:50 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:46 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!