Pub Owner & Alcoholic

by Michael
(Bradford, West Yorks)

I am a landlord of a pub. I can wait all day before drinking until around 6pm, then the urges come.


Mid-week is the worst because it is quiet in the pub and am just drinking with the regulars.

On a weekend, I don't drink as much because it's busy. On average Mon - Thurs every night. I will drink between 6 to 8 pints of cider then have 2 to 3 glasses of wine. Fri and Sat are not as bad. Sunday is my day off. On that day I can drink 10+ pints.

Help! Please, how do I cut down? Will power does not work!


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I don’t think that it’s possible at this time for you to cut down, or go back to normal drinking. You need to abstain completely.

Another problem is that you work in a drinking establishment, so the temptation is all around you. Most likely you have developed a high tolerance to alcohol and you are an alcoholic.

Will power will not work at this point. You need more than that and here is where AA meetings would be helpful.

Go to meetings and keep going until you become comfortable with the program, and then choose a sponsor. Alcoholics Anonymous has helped many people.

Go with an open mind. Hopefully this program will work for you.

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