Thanks Dee and Murchovski. it would be great to stop right now but I don't want to set myself up to fail. I have a few functions to attend and the temptations and triggers at this time of year are too much for me. I don't drink so much as to pass out, but getting through some of these family functions while going through detox over Christmas -well, it would be super hard. I know drinking is affecting my health and wish to stop. Once New Year's Eve is over, the atmosphere for early sobriety is a lot better, for me at least. I need to fortify myself with as many positive, supportive tools as I can and avoiding triggers early on is a big one!