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I came across this group and after reading the description it made me think about last year. Besides the pandemic there was a lot that was happening in my life. I used to drink socially and only on occasion but I found myself going through a lot of wine bottles and other things regularly each week. A lot of it was brought on by stress, anxiety, fears and depression. To the point where I would think about having a drink the moment I felt I was going to have a panic attack. However, since starting therapy and working on my intense anxiety, those thoughts have dissolved. I’m still a work in progress but I hope those who see this trying to work on their dependency know they aren’t alone.
Alcohol Dependence—alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, is characterized by atypically heavy/frequent drinking, often to the point that it interferes with daily life activities and relationships. Individuals who struggle to feel “normal” or to enjoy themselves without the aid of alcohol, or who experience withdrawal symptoms in the absence of alcohol consumption are very likely in a stage of Alcohol Dependence.