It got better for me as my time away from a drink built AND I worked my recovery program.
I tried to quit before not understanding about recovery. I simply stopped drinking. I had no tools to run a healthy life, or anything to fill the void now in my life. I was miserable and of course returned to drinking.
In my experience, we need both to make our lives better. Quit and action of working our program of choice.
Gratefully sober since June 2010.