Originally Posted by Schizodoc
I'm on day 2 again and getting cravings really bad. I thought I could stick to weekends but find myself obsessing over a drink.
I'm applying for medical school next year and know I have to quit.
AA doesn't work for me. I believe in God but writing down a list of all my wrongs and admitting I have a defective character is something I can't do.
Are there any alternatives to 12 step programmes?
Welcome back schizodoc. There are certainly lots of alternatives to 12 step programs, AA is merely one of many.
Having said that, i have found that putting limitations on what you will "do" to recover generally doesn't end well. Any recovery method is going to force you to do things you don't want to do and will make you uncomfortable. They will all also require you to admit/accept/acknowledge that you are not able to drink alcohol without consequences.
If you haven't - take a look at this thread, it's a very good read regarding various recovery methods. https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...at-we-did.html (Recovery Programs & What to Expect (What We Did))