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    Hey, so I've never really questioned it before but whenever I get anxious (not a diagnosed thing) which is a few times a week, I feel like I have to binge drink. I never really thought it was that bad until I started taking painkillers at the same time. Is this something I should get help for or just teach myself to stop?

    You need to get help before it does become a serious problem. You also need to get help for your anxiety problems.

    Yes, you shouldn't have to turn to alcohol to help you cope with anxiety or any problems. It isn't helping the problem or anxiety, it is just masking it. By self medicating all you are doing is making whatever difficulties you may have a WHOLE lot worse . My late son's father died at the age of 52. He was in Mensa and could have achieved so much with his life. But he achieved nothing; wasn't even able to hold down a job because alcohol dominated his life so much. Oh and guess what? He didn't even start drinking until he was in his mid twenties. If you go on the Alcoholics Anonymous website I *think* there is a checklist you can go through to see if you have a problem with drink. Good luck.

    I've just been on the Alcoholics Anonymous website for the OP. You can find it at www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk. In it is a section called Newcomers. In this section there is a part which says Is It For You ? [Meaning AA]. IN that part you will find a questionaire about your drinking habits. My advice would be to answer the questions as frankly and truthfully as possible.

    If alcohol costs you more than money you've got a problem. If not, carry on old son. Cheers!
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