Cant believe I missed this post and its been a while since ive been here (time is relative... I didnt releaize how much had passed) but holy shit this hit home for me.
My brother is a recovering heroin addict who did 4 months in jail and another month in rehab and im currently dealing with my own alcohol issues and this honestly helped.
Nothing I didnt realize on my own but im glad im not alone. Thanks for sharing bud and glad you're doing well.
I was drinking a lot too. Always have. Doc even asked if I was an alcoholic because of my bloodwork.
Wanna know what helps? Lemon water. I started slowly drinking some more iced lemon water and slowly reducing my alcohol intake. Eventually I stopped drinking much altogether. I still enjoy my brewski's here and there, and my occasional glass of scotch...but I find myself craving water now instead. The same craving I had when I wanted a drink is the craving I know get when I don't drink enough water.
I have been playing csgo a bit lately if anyone is interested. mostly competitive. also I finish my doctorate in 3 weeks. what the fuck. when I started coming to this site I think I was 15 years old. the fact that any of you even tolerated me is unbelievable