That was my habit too Clanger. After the withdrawal started to become a distant (and clouded) memory, I'd hit the bottle again thinking that "this time will be different". It wasn't, of course, and as time went on the withdrawals (as they do) got worse and worse. In the end I had to say enough is enough - this has to stop now.clanger wrote: I have no desire to ever drink again as it stands, but I fear that will be relatively short-lived. My habit is to abstain for a number of weeks, and then think "what the heck" and the merry-go-round starts again (only worse, and more dangerous each time). I hope the withdrawal is a wake up call for me. I'm wondering about trying CBT counselling or something to help stay off it (I've never had any type of treatment or therapy before). When I've abstained for a period of weeks, I've felt brilliant. I need to find a way to feel like that for the rest of my life, rather than just the next few weeks.
Counselling certainly helped me. It's worth a try Clanger along with anything else that might help you beat this.
Hope work isn't too bad today. Perhaps it might be better to take some time off if that is possible?