JP, as already stated, I think it’s a maternal instinct to stop drinking when you’re pregnant. I think you answered about 7/10 of the ‘Are you an alcoholic?’ questions. And according to the test, a score of ONE makes you an alcoholic.
I’d hope that the argument over whether AA works or not, could be spun to another thread. It’s already going on in a thread in the vixen forum, anyhow.
Admitting to yourself, and your family and friends is a huge step in your ‘recovery’. Once you have done that, you become accountable to them, as well as yourself. I went to my doctor one day, told him I was an alcoholic, and came home and told my roomates and friends the same thing. Of course they already knew, ( I could score a perfect 10/10 on the quiz ) since I drank to blackout and passout pretty much every day. While still holding a 12 hour 4 on 4 off job.
You will find that very quickly after you have quit drinking, that life seems a helluva lot better. That’s not to say that life will all of a sudden become a huge joy, and everything all of a sudden turns out all right. I actually thought that when I quit drinking, everything was going to be SO much brighter, and was a little disapointed when it didn’t turn out that way. But, it DID turn my life around. I am happy now, in a way that I could never be when I was a drunk.
I probably did things in a bit of an unorthodox fashion when I quit drinking, but it worked for me. I don’t use the term alcoholic for myself, often ( although, that IS what I AM ). I prefer something more along the lines of, ‘retired drunk’.
Now that you have decided to DO something about it. Pick something and DO it. If you can stop drinking NOW, then do it, and seek help immediately.
Once again, I really hope the arguments over whether AA works or not, can stop in this thread. It’s not going to help JP any. She gets the idea. Some people LOVE it, some HATE it.
If I could do it, and all these other guys can do it, YOU CAN DO IT.