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has anyone ever taken librium to stop them drinking an did it work
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307197 tn?1193082159
I don't know much about it.  Are you taking it?

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i went to the docs today an admitted for the first time i have a drink prob. coz i really dont want to buy another bottle of vodka.. an wake up feeling sick an ill. He has given me a script for librium
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307197 tn?1193082159
I only drink strong beer.  Vodka would destroy me in a very short time.  I hope you feel better, and couldn't imagine how bad you feel at the present time.
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Better for for being honest with myself. an good to know im not alone
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299889 tn?1257339377
I have taken librium to detox off of alcohol, just please taper the librium hen the time comes.
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It seems librium is very powerful and not suggested for long time use>?
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I have not to bad a night.. ive just got up an the sickness an the shaking has started..so lets hope they work.
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220476 tn?1212719350
Please keep us posted on the librium.  I am like you, ready to stop. Vodka is destroying me.  It's time to let go and come clean.  I need to do it for my children and family.  Good luck, and no your not alone.  

Charlie
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Im really lucky my husband has put up with years of abuse from me when i get drunk. I cant put him or myself though it any longer.  i tipped my hidden bottle down the drain. my heart sank after it. the librium are helping... this is only the first day.  Im so glad i found this site. coz  i cant speak to anyone about it .. so thanks to everyone.
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A little more information guys, since I don't know much about the drug:
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librium =  A tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism.

http://www.pdrhealth.com/drug_info/rxdrugprofiles/drugs/lib1226.shtml
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well its helping..I not its not the ans but its got 2 be better than vodka..
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Is the program still working w/librium and no more new bottles you need to pour down the sink?
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I also took librium when I finally knew detox under supervision was needed. It helped but like it was mentioned, not for long term. Lucky you that your husband has stuck by you. I lost my wife of 12 years, my house, job and most painfully my KIDS. She finally had enough and when she left me I left town to go into rehab but she hates what I had become and even now she cant forget the pain I put her through. Good luck to you.
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Tough story; it drives home the point how addictive alcohol can be.  I hope your life is somewhat better now and you have visitation rights occasionally.
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Librium good to ease withdrawal but not good for long term use.Many alcoholics sobering up have problems with depression and anxiety and there are many non- addicitive meds out there that help ease thru the newly sober transition phase.Suggest Campral if u stop....cuts the craving for alcohol if taken as directed and u go to counseling and get in a support group!
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I have to ask myself, "why do I drink?"  Is it the taste?  No, is it the socialization?  not really....  I drank by myself in the end.  Do I like the way it makes me feel?  YES !!  But here is the kicker....  I like the way it USED to make me feel!!!!  I tried every trick in order for that drink to make me feel like it once did!  I tell myself that when I don't drink, life is so blah.  So to make a long sad story short, I realize today that I drank in order to like myself, fit in, belong to.......  however, the more I drank.. the worse my life became, and when I quit drinking, ( a hundred times ) life wasn't any better???  At some point I crossed over that imaginary line of psychological addiction into physical addiction, or visa versa

So, If my life is unbearable while drinking, I would assume that stopping drinking would make my life better.  But it didn't, It became worse !!    Why???????  Because there was a void in my life, and I had been using alcohol for a long time to fill that void... but alcohol became destructive, not only to me but everyone around me.  When the alcohol is out of the picture, the void is still there.  My answer lies in what do I use to fill that void???    

People will find different things that work for them....  some will go to drugs....  "cross addiction"  some will try antidepressants, some will become a member of alcoholic anonomous, other will get involved in their church.  Some find a way to fill that void with physical fitness.  I have tried so many different ways to fill that void, I feel that it is up to the individual to answer that question, as to what is needed in ones life.  I hope this makes sense to someone.  Good luck
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Sorry, I meant for this to be a general post.

As far as librium goes... it is a pill form of alcohol.  Used properly it can be an excellent way to taper off of alcohol without having all the terrible side effects.  But you will want to remember that librium shouldn't be used more than a week.  Starting out with the highest dose and tapering down, preferably within 3 -4 days
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I drank/drugged because I did not like reality!I created my own unreal reality in a drunken/drugged haze!There is an acronym for SOBER......SonOfa BitchEverythingsReal!But in the end i felt like a clogged sewer...took too much to get high and the good feelings were gone.No matter how hard i chased and tried to find them they were gone!And my  partying associates were not friends.Today my highs are cardio class,music,my retired greyhounds, my rescued cats and good friends.And spending what time there is left with my 89 year old mother.The simple things of life!
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I totally agree!  I did the same, I guess I said it differently.  ' i liked the way it made me feel '  Because I couldn't stand living in my own skin.

I hope I didn't offend you, I am new in this forum and try to be pretty generic in what I say. I like to get to know everyone and visa versa. These types of forums can be a powerful source of support.

I have gone through different phases in my recovery and at times would be turned off by different things.   Today I have 4 months clean and sober using AA.  I in the past I had 10 years sober, in AA. ( but, didn't work the program as suggested.  So I crashed)  I then tried Rational Recovery, church etc... None of them worked for me, so I decided to give AA a try again, as my alternative was rapidly becoming 6 feet under.
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takes a lot to offend me...very little i take personally!ur fine.i am an eclectic!i've read Rational Recovery,Big Book of AA?NA,12 and 12..i have a dog yeared yellow Hazelden daily meditation book....unisex....Each Day a New Begnning.Some days very corny,other days hits the nail on the head....my head tween the eyes!My sister is a devout Buddhist.I read some of the Buddhist teachings.....very good stress/anger management stuff and some way over my head.....see dark?i fill my basket with diff things that make sense TOO ME!Sometimes for 15 minutes i miss the high of strong weed...when i think too much about life and the past two years.then i laff at myself and move on!
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"And my  partying associates were not friends.Today my highs are cardio class,music"... yeah me too or I can now say that..

I miss weed occasionally, but forgot about it quite frankly.  It's just another thing that made me unsociable and hungry.  Booze I can't forget; the BEAST is too powerful and unforgiving.  Ugly too...
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I'm sitting here in my office.The sun is out.There is this beautiful tree with flaming red leaves outside my window.The sun is hitting it and casting this red glow on my wall.It is breathtaking and my clients /staff walk in here and go wow!Never woulda noticed/appreciated this in days of past liquid/non liquid chemical induced state.
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Are you sure you"ve not been taking some of that 'WEED"... that dark69.. was just talking about..You sound mighty chilled out.. Only joking!  Took your advice went an got my self some nice healthy veggies..yuck
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You must embrace the veggies and food; much food in your case.  Gotta get stronger and healthier.  We're holding the line for you.

ibizan - Sure, the sun is out there with bright cheer of red glow on your walls...rub it in. The sun is out here too, but I just see evergreens and the BEAST lurking behind.  ******* won't go away.
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