This is how I am.I can usually abstain for a while, but I know if I start I go hard and cant stop.
My off switch might function for a while, but eventually I would go back down the rabbit hole.
I'm glad this thread is still getting read. It helped me a lot in a dark spot.
I hit 3 months on Friday. Pros of not drinking for sure outweigh the cons.
I was the only one that wasn't hungover opening day of rifle elk on Saturday.
Thought it would be a challenge to not want to drink, but it really didn't cause me to crave anything.
I started doing alcohol free beers with a koozie in situations like that. Then I feel like I'm not missing out on anything.
3 months of no drunken calls, dumb shit I can't remember, hangovers, or ruined relationships has been pretty nice.
Hopefully the best of life is yet to come.