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In The Monument Community you can ask and answer questions and share your experience with others!
The same with me, good luck.
Hi there @whimsical_orbit_959 ! I'm really glad you're here. A lot of our members here want to learn to moderate -- so know that you are not alone! We're here to support, no matter what your goal looks like. I have complete confidence that you'll get from where you are to where you want to be. Keep taking the action 👊
What are the steps some people are taking to drink moderately? I find I can't have certain alcohol in the house.
I don't keep alcohol in the house at all during the work week anymore. On the weekends I let myself indulge but have new rules (no "pre-gaming" before any event, no drinking before 5, etc.) I now drink wine out of a small chapagne flute so that each time I refill I'm aware of it and pace myself a bit better. Today marks my first complete week taking Naltrexone and it's been a week of firsts. First time going a work week without a drink, Saturday night was the first night in forever I've started a movie after 7pm and was awake (and remember) the ending. Good luck!
Good for you! Congratulations!
Your last sentence made me laugh because, I have to watch my shows over in the morning because I can't remember what happened...
keep up the good work!
What made you decide to want to start taking Naltrexone? I am so nervous about medication. Can you drink, moderately, while taking it?
I had no idea that there was a medication option until I joined Monument. At this point, I am motivated to try anything!
The medication is working so far and it’s been a week. I have to say that I’m not trying to be alcohol free- I just want to drink less. I have gone from 4-6 drinks a night to 1-2.
I remember going to bed every day this week which is amazing for me 😊.
Good luck with whatever you choose- just being here is a wonderful start! Congratulations!
Yes, you can drink while taking it. There is another medication that makes you feel not so good if you drink while taking it. Good luck 😊
Thank you for sharing! I am also trying to drink less :)
Maybe, I will consider the medication...and congrats to you on your progress!
I’m on the same page as you all. I don’t want to quit all together. I want to be able to drink less.