abso freakin lutely
Yes, this is what I've heard from Dr. Drew!
You are trading one poor coping skill for another, regardless if it is in excess or not. And given that you are already dealing with an addictive nature, you are asking for trouble.
Quoting Anonymous:Even if the addict drinks only occasionally, and never to excess?
People with addictions have addictove behaviour so I think in most situations it is a bad idea. however, I'm sure there are a few exceptions. Not all people who get addicted to a substance have addictive personalities.
I'm a recovering drug addict and have had a drink since I quit drugs. I don't think it's smart to drink as in more than one or often but a single drink for certain occasions is fine IF you can handle it.
It really depends on the person though and what they are going through at the time. I know I can't drink when I'm stressed or sad because it will trigger bad habbits for me but I can handle a drink when my life is going well. That's just me though and I still have to be very careful and selective about when and if I have a drink!
Like for example I'm prone to PPD and I'm pregnant now. After I have the baby I will not be having even one drink for the first year because I know that PPD is a trigger for my drug use and drinking even one during that time could be a problem for me. I may decide at some point to never pick up a drink again but for now the plan is nothing for the first year after the baby and we'll see where my health and recovery is at that point.
(for the record I quit drugs before the pregnancy but will always consider myself a recovering addict because the problem never goes away...I don't do drugs but I will always be an addict)
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