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Coming down off a bender watch

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    I've been a heavy drinker since university and am 23 now. I realised I had a problem with booze back then, as I never was able to control it, and unlike my friends I would wake up feeling almost suicidal. I thought this was because I was such an ******** when drunk, and for a year or two I was. But then I calmed down in behaviour and didn't seem to offend people as much, so it can't have been that. What I now know is that it's the booze itself which sends me into a hole, and it's a vicious cycle.

    The last year I've done three separate months completely sober, but the bender always gets worse when I go back to it. I've spent the last week in the pub, getting ever more depressed and upsetting my family, which makes it worse for me. I'm going to do a couple of months sober at least after this, but at the moment I'm getting moderate withdrawal symptoms. I've not got the shakes but am having the sweats, and hte usual hangover symptoms are a little worse. I would be much easier for me to ween myself off over a week, but I need to be on the ball at work tomorrow. Has anyone had similar withdrawals after a holiday binge or similar?

    My friends just got back from Oz and had been drinking solidly for 3 weeks, but they just got back to work the next day. Do any medics know of things they do with alkies when they're having the DTs, and is there a safe alternative you can do at home?
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    Dont ask in an online forum, seek professional help.
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    Just to emphaise, I'm not having DTs. I've had hangovers before, just not sweats.
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