Welcome, Mark. i hear what you are saying about the industry being a tempting place with alcohol, and i totally applaud your effort to reduce your drinking, thats a huge improvement. but i agree with the others- I would wean myself off it altogether if i was you. Im 28 and have been medicated for nearly 15yrs, ive felt like a zombie, ive had the ups and downs with side effects- but the best thing i ever did for my mental and physical health was to quit drinking altogether. i know it sounds drastic, but i havent touched alcohol since i was 22, and i do not miss it. my colleagues have come to understand and accept this, as have my friends, who totally respect my decision. i also dont feel im having any less of a good time- i just came back from a beach weekend holiday party that went for 72hrs and all my mates were drunk, and i was totally sober, and i still had a blast.
Have you discussed what you are going through with your doctor? you really need a professional opinion, but remember we are here to listen, support, encourage, give advice where we can, and just help you. keep us posted,
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