I drank 6 beers a night for 10 years, give or take some days---some being more beer, some none, mostly 6 a night. I could have been drinking more, but I stopped at that 6 mark. I had no real physical withdrawals---no shakes, just some perspiring, and being tired for about 3 days. I'm not sure about detox for me, I was just okay after that. I had also stopped smoking weed 4 days before I stopped drinking. ??
It didn't make me any less of an alcoholic. Alcohol was my solution for many years. It's not how much or how often one drinks, it's what it does for us....
Give yourself 90 days. Every day without alcohol is more clear than the one before, even at 9 months of no alcohol or any other substance.
Someday everything will all make sense.
For now, laugh at confusion, smile through tears,
& remind yourself that everything happens for a reason.
All Big Book quotes are from the first edition.
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