Originally Posted by Dankfish
Hey thank you man. It's definitely the cravings that keep me drinking at the time. Another major factor is boredom too. I was under the impression that the worst of the withdrawal
symptoms hit around the 72 hr mark. Somewhat glad to hear the worst hit earlier, because then I can definitely do this.
Odd that you said that thing about the booze
taste in your mouth. Yesterday I didn't have one drop of booze, this morning in the shower I tasted alcohol
in my mouth. I could taste myself detoxing hahaha.
Anyways, thanks for the help and advice, much appreciated.
It may be 72 hours, I was so sleep depraved by the third day, plus I stated smoking a J or two of spice
with my old lady. Oddly enough the spice would stop alcohol cravings.
The boredom made it hard on me too. You have to realize that the little voice trying to minimalize your habit and rationalize why a litttle more won't. Hurt is the same lttle voice bugging people to redose on other drugs
.. its the little devil on your shoulder.
In the first week after I quit drinking that little voice would get me to go to stores who sell alcohol, and start an internal conflict about buying booze.. the 2nd day I broke down and bought a bottle , thank the lord I. Snapped out of it and thew the bottle out the window on the freeway. The next day I went to the store too and probably looked like a mental case. I paced the area with the bottles until I got over the craving.. ended up buying some synthetic cannanidinaboids and smoked in the evening. When I normally would drink. It worked wonders for various reasons. I smoked those for about 6 months on and off and quit.
Last drink was JUNE 30th. Ran out of spice in november.
I guess; if you can overcome the "redose voice" you will have no problems.. might look into something a long the lines of phenibut
kava or valarian to tickle those GABA receptors until you get passed cravings. Just make sure you don't go overboard and get addicted (especially with phenibut.) All three are legal.. phenibut is available on the web, kava kava you can pick up at health stores. Just be sure to read the wiki on both. Also be careful what type of kava you buy. Some products are bad for the liver
. Phenibut wiki
. Kava wiki
Valarian is more to mellow you out a little and help to bring on sleep. Myself I went the un healthy rout and ate dph/sleep jells. They work for a while, but I'm sure they would be a unhealthy daily habit. (Search unisominator's threads for a clarification ..and a chuckle)
Good luck man