I would like to tell my story about drinking and quitting I hope that it sparks something in someone I'm new to this forum so I hope I don't seem to be over-stepping. Don't get me wrong some people can handle their drinking but honestly I think any one that uses it on a regular basis has some negative effects and or consequences.
I quit after 30yrs of drinking. I was a drunk a functioning drunk but a drunk non the less. I couldn't handle myself. I told myself I could but any how. Almost every bad decision, almost every ruined relationship involved alcohol. I would never admit this until I truly realized it. I had a lot of excuses. I thought it was cool to have the fortitude to drink till 3 am and wake at 6 go to work and survive. Ugh makes me kind of sick thinking about it now. It was Cannabis that finally got me to quit but not the way you may think. I decided to grow cannabis, I invested in everything I needed, got some beans, started growing and everything was going great. I tended to my ladies everyday making sure they had what they needed. About half way thru my first flower I was drunk and found myself in my grow room (thinking I knew what I was doing) pouring more of this, more of that, way to much shit. I burned my flowers with nutes. I had invested so much time, money and effort I was enjoying myself, growing this living thing then in one fail swoop...... I flushed them and salvaged them for the most part but at that moment when I realized What The Fuck I Had Done. It was that moment that I got fed up with it. I was tired of alcohol controlling me. I had had it. Alcohol was not my friend any more I was not going to let it have power over me any more. I quit cold turkey I quit letting it whisper in my ear. It was there whispering in my ear for way to long like a best friend you realize has been banging your wife for as long as you knew him.
Well that's my story on how I quit. I craved it for maybe 5 months I told myself I could have a near beer hear and there probably not a good choice but I got thru it. I almost relapsed a few times fighting with the wife or getting stressed at work but then I remembered that Fucker and what he had done to me for that many years. Anyway that's what worked for me. A lot of my friends still drink and we are still friends. I feel uncomfortable around people that are drunk because I see the way I acted. Like I said some people don't have a problem with it and I do believe it has its place. Quitting was the best decision I have ever made.
I apologize for the poor grammar. I decided drinking was more important than English class :P Thank god for spell check.
If my story could help anyone in anyway it was worth sharing.