Therefore after my last post, back in May 2012, in which I was about to embark on a trip to Germany, I fell back into old habits. I was on my own and I had fun but broke completely what I had set out to achieve i.e. stop or cut back drinking. I have since realised that you cant cut back on drinking and there is no such thing as a normal drinker you either drink or you don't!
Also of note is that will power alone will not normally solve the problem. I was like a insect being attracted to a fly-trap with no escape. I was hooked.
One needs support. AA is a club of types where one can call on support though after going to one meeting I preferred a different option (I was not a full blown 'alcoholic' just a 'normal drinker' who had drank his life time fill or just had had enough and wanted out) as the meeting made me sad and out of sorts. There must be another way. I continued to look for self help and through Amazon I had bought two books one of which inspired me to write this blog in the first place. The second was by Allen Carr and described the Easyway to control alcohol. I finally picked up the book and began to read it in late 2012. It was inspirational.
More on the results shortly.