***Submitted by Anonymous
So this is my issue- I'm a new nurse and work the 3-11 shift.
I know I
will be wired when I get home from running for the whole time at work.
have trouble sleeping as it is and being by myself all amped when I get
home doesn't help so I stop and get a 6 pack on my way home so I can
I think the fact that I have no one to talk to doesn't help
so I'm self medicating and I'm well aware of how unhealthy this is. I
say to myself every day I'm not going to pick up beer, but after a crazy
shift (which it always is in some way or another) I always do.
like I get wasted and I'm never hungover and I function at work great,
but why do I always do it? I drink the 6 pack eat something and go to
bed wake up 2 hours before my shift and have never been late for work. I
feel like its more of an issue because I compulsively do it and spend $10 a
day $50 a week $200 a month (which is a car payment).
How do I stop?
on the weekends I go a little crazy when I know I have the next day off
and then sleep a good amount of the day and don't get what I need done.
Please help I'm at a loss and I can;t do AA.