Binge drinking

by ME
(Grantville, KS)

I am 45, female and an alcoholic. But I never drank every day. I can go days, weeks and even months without drinking and then something triggers me and I go on such awful binge drinking episodes, that it scares me.

So many people say that it's because there is some terrible trauma that I have blocked out and when something triggers it, I have to numb out to keep it from surfacing, because I couldn't handle the truth. Is there any truth to that? Any info you could share would be great. ME


I have never heard of one reason (like trauma etc) to trigger binge drinking.

The key here is that you said that you’re an alcoholic. An alcoholic can’t control drinking. The fact that you don’t drink for extended periods, leads you and others to believe that there is no problem – but then the binge. It seems totally irrational.

This all-or-nothing behavior is a real problem for binge drinkers, because they don’t fit the model of the ‘typical alcoholic’. When you’re not drinking, you don’t need it, but, when you take more than two drinks, ( and often less) you don’t stop. Much like an alcoholic who drinks every day, it would be best for you not to take a drink at all -- one day at a time.

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