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Unread 08-27-2012, 02:59 PM   #33
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Dear TrynTryagain,
It sounds like your anxiety stems from feeling trapped by this disease, understandable. You know the dangers of alcohol Wds and Maybe this is causing fear: being away, while having attempted WDs. In my opinion, (not medical advice), it would seem either cancel the trip or if you have to go do what you need to do to stay physically safe and as emotionally stable as you can during the trip. I realize your career is important, but at some point do you think you may need to make a choice?
If you must take this trip, can you talk to your MD or other professional prior to the trip to ease your mind, figure out a plan? Also, imo - If you go, try not to allow the anxiety to take over, you can always try again when you return as you posted you have many reasons to keep trying. You are not the first person to hide your drinking due to job, family, etc... that is the nature of this disease to conceal and protect. And again, you are not immune because of who you are or what you do, so try not play those negative tapes.
You have the forum if you need to vent, please stay safe whatever you decide. Take care, Carly
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