Jul 28, 2013
Last week after a night of heavy drinking, I had the usual hangover symptoms. But four nights later, I had night sweats. Is this a normal thing after waiting for the alcohol to metabolize? (I had 10 beers) I've been attending AA meetings since late in April, and have a sponsor who is naturally angry with me for this and subsequent relapses (last Friday and Sunday nights). I've not had anything to drink since Sunday night, and haven't had night sweats after these drinking bouts. Should I expect to have them once again? Should I mention the experience with night sweats to my sponsor?
Response from Dr. Fawcett
Thanks for writing. From what you say I am glad to hear that you have been attending AA meetings, because that is clearly where you belong. Night sweats are a sign of detox, and if you have periods of sobriety followed by relapses, your body's prior tolerance to alcohol is changing. You may find that it takes less to get inebriated than before. In any case, drinking for you is dangerous.
You do need to share all this with your sponsor. A program of recovery in which one's sponsor is selectively informed about things won't work. I encourage you to speak with him about what you can do in terms of relapse prevention planning to reduce your high risk situations (it sounds like Friday and Saturday night, particularly).
You need to make a commitment to sobriety and then follow through it's the only choice for your health.
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