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Just thought Iíd say... I got my referral through today. I have an appointment for an assessment next week.
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Hope the assessment goes well. One suggestion. Be 100% honest with them about how much you drink and when. There's no need to be embarrassed, they've heard it all before. And by being honest, you're more likely to be referred to the proper level of service.


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Thanks for the continued support everyone. It means a lot.

I had my assessment this morning. Was like a 30 minute appointment with a nurse and social worker covering my health, drinking habits and social circumstances.

I was given a drinking diary to fill out and a units chart, although as I told them the cans of beers display the units anyway so Iím fairly aware of that side of thing so anyway.

The next step is being assigned a social worker who Iíll see regularly and make a plan to tackle my alcohol use. They said Iíd get an appointment within two weeks. More waiting. Yay!

Also said they could point me in the direction of some charities that do programs and stuff to help with getting back into work.

So they said Iíve just got to work on drinking a consistent amount over the next two weeks, make some minor cutbacks if I feel comfortable.

Itís all a step in the right direction. Just frustrating I need to wait more time.
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I got my letter through for my next appointment a couple of days ago... itís in a weeks time.

I also picked up my prescription of Thiamine today, so just started taking that.

Getting there... slowly.
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I got my letter through for my next appointment a couple of days ago... itís in a weeks time.

I also picked up my prescription of Thiamine today, so just started taking that.

Getting there... slowly.
Thanks for saying this!
I just ordered 200mg a day from amazon.


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I just ordered 200mg a day from amazon.


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Sorry for not updating sooner.

My first proper appointment went well. The lady I saw was nice and we had a good talk about stuff covering formalities and also a bit about my drinking habits and behaviours. The appointment was meant to be 45 mins but we talked for almost and hour and a half in the end.

The one thing she brought up was many people expect they go along and will be sober within 2 weeks or something but she said that although that can be done, reducing and learning to resist cravings in an important part too otherwise Iíd be more likely just to relapse again.

I will be seeing her to begin with on a weekly basis, although might be two weeks sometimes. Just said weíll play it by ear.

My goal this week is just to have between 6-8 cans of beer a day. Importantly not going over the 8, which is my usual, but has happened here and there. We also identified spirits as being something to avoid, although I actually brought that up myself.

So far itís gone well. In fact Iíve had a lot less yesterday but that was just because I slept and a lot and had commitments and that ended up giving me insomnia and stuff. So back to normal amounts today... donít want to cut back too quickly.

I feel positive. I donít know exactly what the future will hold and how hard the process will be but weíll see. The important thing is Iím getting the help I need now and have a structure working towards sobriety. I trust they are used to doing this and will find the best way forwards for me.
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congratulations you are taking steps in the right direction!
my thiamin is in a gel cap so no unwanted taste.
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