Hi Vaibhavmisra, I remember feeling exactly like that, and I just took it one day at a time. I told myself that I coul drink tomorrow, I just wouldn't drink today. And I tried to focus on what I could do today that didn't revolve around drinking. So I learned to bake, and played my guitar, I even had a short phase of drawing. Then I learned to garden and became a gardener, and fell in love with someone else who didn't drink, and before I knew it (not quite true, it seemed hard often) I was a year sober, and I still missed beer but I knew I'd miss all of this lovely stuff that had come into my life more, and so I kept going, one day at a time.

In the end, you start to understand that this deep love of beer is not what you thought. Or I did. And now, I honestly don't miss it. Maybe it's because I've forgotten how I used to feel about it. It's just like getting over an old love. It doesn't feel possible, but of course it is.

You can do it, just don't give up forever. Take it one day at a time. Good luck!


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