Drink yourself to death

We are constantly hearing about the dangers of regularly drinking too much or binge drinking in our 'civilised society'. I quite often see homeless people on my way to work at 7am cracking open a can of Special Brew and by the time I'm on my way home they are on the vodka and the cycle continues the next day. Its the same people and I've noticed them for at least two years. It took George Best years, but Nicolas Cage managed it in about 3 weeks in Leaving Las Vegas. So just how long would it take for your liver to give in, heart failure, death...
22:32 Sat 28th Jan 2006
 
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It depends on a huge number of variables - age, weight, diet, lifestyle, type and strength of alcohol ingested, frequency - the list goes on. It's a 'how long is a piece of string' question, with no really set answers.
You could make a "supersize me" type documentary where you film your decent into alcohol abuse, joblessness, homelessness and finally death. At the very least you'll get a prime time slot on chanel 4, if your not so lucky, chanel 5.

It could kill you the next time you drink a large amount. I drank every 2 days and drank till I was drunk for 10 years and was told I was dying my liver was giving in. So I thought life was worth more and went into a detox hospital for one week with meds etc...


I have now stopped drinking and have not touched a drop in nearly 3 years. Im a woman of 33

I've just buried my brother in such circumstances ... you really don't wantta go there! Acute renal failure caused by liver failure! George Best was 'lucky'! He had a "second chance" with thre liver transplant, but it's very difficult to know how close these guys are to the edge!!!

There's no easy answer but it's not unknown for death to occur within a couple of weeks of cirrhosis of the liver being diagnosed. Trouble is, by the time you take the problem to the doc, it's usually too late.
In my area the door to the Social Security office is usually log-jammed by Special Brew drinkers at any time of the day. Makes you wonder how or if they can manage their finances or any other aspect of their lifestyle.
Well done lyndunnpoet for staying sober all this time from another ex drinker.
DIARY OF DEATH
I'm a 32 male who drinks every day at least 4 litre's of wine plus anything else i can afford or have others shout for me. My diet includes maybe a bowl of 2 min noodles every day, sometimes every second day. That's it... I dont remember the last time i had veggies or fruit. My goal is to drink myself to death.... Drinking alcohol is the only thing in the world i enjoy doing now and with my small framed body weighing only 51kg, i dont think it will take all that long.. (with a little luck). Muscle deterioration and energy loss are starting to take affect, Dull constant pain in the lower back region, bowel problems and delusion. Managing your lifestyle is easy because you dont have one. All there is to do is drink and drink more till you pass out or fall asleep which ever you prefer. Its not hard to collect a benifit, go to the local hotel, stock up on booze and smokes, a few packets of 2 min noodles from supermarket across the road from bottleshop then home to repeat process in lounge chair in front of t.v. Bills can be paid via direct debit now everywhere so managing your finances is easy and trouble free which leaves more time for drinking... This is my choice and mine alone. I grew up watching it and now im doing it... Just shows how the human race really is like a giant flock of sheep... i truley have grown up to be a loser...
you could kill your liver by drinking to excess within a few hours..

you'd probably die after drinking 2 litres of vodka in one session,

i read the "proper" levels for a lethal dose of alcohol somewhere, but cant remember them, it was lower than i thought it would be
Me too Bundybob...at least your not alone.
I'm with you Bundybob, glass for glass and I love your honesty - it's refreshing. If I was to say the same thing to anyone I know they'd be appalled, but that's because they have no idea how lousy it is to be alive feeling as I do. Female here, 48. Life is absolutely crap, I'm absolute crap and things aren't going to change now so I just open the bottle and drink to oblivion. I can't face life sober. And other people truly are hell.

Cheers
ps

Bundybob and vrider, why don't we set up our own forum and exchange our stories of disintegration? That's if either of you aren't already dead.
I've been trying to drink myself to death for the last 5 weeks, and I think I'm getting closer. I was diagnosed with hep B recently, but have had the symptoms for the last 8 months. I've been waking up in the morning, vomiting and deficating quite alot of blood, and am hopefull that it will all soon be over. My life is crap, I hate my self, and the only satisfaction I get is from getting slobering drunk untill I pass out so I can start over. It feels good to know that there are others out there that feel the same way. I feel sure that very soon I will be at peace!
bundybob i pray that at this time you are still around and i wish to ask you what it is that would make you want to drink yourself to death? dont get me wrong i am a person who has been to the darkest depths, ive held the razor to my wrist and even taken the experimental cut but have not. and i am glad to have not taken that step. listen, i understand your desire to not continue in this world, i do, ive felt it enough times and even now i do. the difference is that now i have god on my side and this is a force i am greatful and unworthy of receiving but which i have. do not mistake me for a religious man, i am not. i simply found god through my own means and i think that you can too . any pain you claim to feel, i have felt it...the pointlessness of life the dull aches the new day brings but by the same token there are so many beautiful things the sunrise brings. the laugh of a child, the warmth of a summer day, the joy of god. do not give these up on the whim of drink. would you sell your house for a penny? no i doubt it! so do not give up your life for a lesser price. life is painful but it is also magical. it cuts deep but it also offers the greatest pleasures. please i ask of you, give it another chance and please if you need council i shall be your ears, should you need a shoulder, i'll be there for you or for anyone. please, consider me before death. what harm could it do?
bundybob is obviously dead.. it's been 3 years since his post.. i'll see you there soon bob... i too am on that path. thanks for your honesty
I am 40 yrs old. I have been drinking all my life. I have tried to drink myself to death this year. I managed to get about 2 weeks or so the first time. A friend called "Crisis Services" and i got taken to a hospital. I detoxed. But I still think about it constantly. I feel that I was close enough that another 10 days or so and I would have been dead.
I was drinking 24/7 Vodka,Scotch and Wine. No food or water at all. I was delusional and shaking uncontrollably in the hospital. I don't remember the hardly anything of the 2 weeks or so I was trying to drink myself to death. I just know that it was extremely painful to come back out of it. My body was rejecting food. It took weeks to get my body and mind back together. My motor skills took a few weeks also.
I still believe that I will do it someday. I will be better prepared and I will go somewhere away from everyone I know so no one can stop me.
Im a 17 year old male that drinks every day. I have a low income job and my entire check goes to alcohol and cigarettes. When that money is gone I resort to pulling runners. Iv been doing this for about a year now and feel completely fine. The guilty part about it is that friends from before i drank are now all living the same way with me now. When we cant find a house to drink at we just meet at a park and drink there. I now have 3 friends that have gotten DWIs and i have been pulled over once. Being sober is just a boring repetitive life. When your drunk i believe your true person comes out and trust me I only hang out with the truest of people. It makes you do things you wouldnt do when you were sober and life is all about experience, the only thing is alot of times i cant remember the experiences, luckily there is normly someone sober enought to tell me the next day as we are making the new experience. Ill drink until the day i die but i don't drink myself to death.

"Kill bottles, Not men!"-T RIZZLE
i just cant stop i have a great life and a woman who loves me, i did not have a bad childhood or anything im 28 and i drink every day, at least to get drunk but i love the days when i can really let it fly and blackout, its the only thing that does not make me wanna jump out a window
I am presently contemplating doing the same thing. I tried it a few years ago and after drinking around the clock(passing out, waking up, doing it all over again) for about 4 months, I then sobered up, it was hell for about a month... I am ready to try it again, this time not stopping, but people always get involved and interrupt me. I wish it would be a quick way to die. I have hep.c, lost 50% of my kidney function, so maybe it will be quicker this time around as I am now 10 years older.
I know what you guys are talking about...the feeling of hopelessness I get when I start thinking about all the screwed up things in my life and the fact that they'll never all go away. There are just to many things to take care of before I can start living for myself. Alcohol was the only way I could cope with life. Then when my liver and Jose Cuervo conspired to try to kill myself I had to actually quit drinking...that's when I found out I couldn't quit.

I decided to kill myself too. I considered drinking myself to death and that's how I found a forum about recovering from alcoholism. It saved my life! It convinced me to go to AA and two years later I'm sober and grateful that I didn't kill myself. Like they say, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

I know it doesn't seem like a temporary problem, but it is. Please visit with myself and others who know what it's like first hand at http://www.alcoholicforums.com before doing anything drastic!
I know what you guys are talking about...the feeling of hopelessness I get when I start thinking about all the screwed up things in my life and the fact that they'll never all go away. There are just to many things to take care of before I can start living for myself. Alcohol was the only way I could cope with life. Then when my liver and Jose Cuervo conspired to try to kill myself I had to actually quit drinking...that's when I found out I couldn't quit.

I decided to kill myself too. I considered drinking myself to death and that's how I found a forum about recovering from alcoholism. It saved my life! It convinced me to go to AA and two years later I'm sober and grateful that I didn't kill myself. Like they say, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

I know it doesn't seem like a temporary problem, but it is. Please visit with myself and others who know what it's like first hand at http://www.alcoholicforums.com before doing anything drastic!

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