This thread is very helpful. It has helped me see things in a way I never did.
Thank you Daijo for your words. I feel my experience has been very similar to yours. And as a result I've been weening myself off of alcohol for awhile
I think the natural response is to divert the attention to a healthier addiction. That might not sound like good advice from a Buddhist context, but in
Your words reflect pretty much of my particular experience.
Honestly I never bothered before to think if my drinking
Many thanks for all the advice!