I feel slightly confused since giving up the drink roughly 3 months ago. I would drink between 40-70 units a week and maybe have 1-2 days drink free depending on the stress of the week.
I decided to stop not because I felt I had a physical addiction but because I naturally suffer from anxiety and I was using alcohol to cope which in turn was making it worse. Especially the day after heavy drinking.
I picked a date and gave up …experiencing very few withdrawal symptoms and found it fairly easy.
At the time I didn’t set out to stop forever but to go as long as possible and see it things improved and reset my tolerance and see if I could go back to a milder form of drinking.
To be completely honest I have noticed very few improvements physically and slightly improved mental health. I definitely feel Abit more grounded but that’s about it.
I am confused and maybe even Abit scared to introduce alcohol back into my daily life. I feel scared that my improvement in mental health may be bigger than I am telling myself.
You probably hear this alot but I want to know if I can drink the 10% of the time that I really fancy a cold beer or if it’s a fantasy.