Inattentive type ADHD and drinking heavily

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28 Nov 2021, 10:24 am

Very good job quitting for 2 days. One day at a time. They have AA online y'know. The theory is you connect with the guys online there and then contact them when you have the urge to drink.



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28 Nov 2021, 10:35 am

Autistic & ADHD here. I'm a recovering binge drinker as is my partner (who has an ADHD diagnosis). We have both managed to stay sober for 6 years and 3 months now, but it can be difficult at times.

Much like babybird, we both have addictive personalities and we have had to find healthier things to hyperfocus on. We try to stay busy so there isn't that temptation. Sitting still is definitely a difficult thing to do (even if my often failing body is forcing me to do so). It is something I'm working on!

The first few weeks/months of sobriety are definitely the most difficult. 2 days is something to be proud of--even if you slip and have to start over again!


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28 Nov 2021, 8:30 pm

I’m also ADHD, Inattentive type.

This has interfered with my accomplishments in a mighty way.

I’m a classic autist because I didn’t speak till age 5 1/2.



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05 Dec 2021, 2:45 am

On my 7th day without a drink now. :)



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05 Dec 2021, 3:11 am

That is so good Rossall. I'm proud of you.



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08 Dec 2021, 6:53 am

Day 10 without alcohol now. Feel stressed to **** though. My blood pressure is all over the place and I am getting stressed out by the slightest problem.



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09 Dec 2021, 3:41 pm

It's a long road Rossall. One step at a time.



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31 Dec 2021, 5:44 am

Have drunk 25 units alcohol this week since monday so it's an improvement. I am going to try to limit myself to 35 units a week for now and then try and cut down further later. I am on a 2 year NHS waiting list for my inattentive type ADHD so I'm hoping I will eventually get some effective treatment and kick the drinking for good as at the moment I feel I am using the alcohol to self medicate my ADHD.