posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 03:37 AM
I also hope everything is going well with the OP. I remember this thread when it was first posted, but wasn't yet ready to confront my own problems.
I've been in the exact same boat. Alabama passed a bill about 3 years ago that more than doubled the ABV for legally sellable beer (6% to 13.9%).
That opened things up for a lot of craft beers to be sold that weren't available.
Somewhere along the way I went from enjoying a new craft beer once or twice a week to feeling like I needed at least a couple of high gravity brews
every day. I've also had to give myself a reality check before I become a full-blown alcoholic. I've been alcohol-free for a week now. It's getting
easier, thank God, but the cravings have been remarkably similar to nicotine cravings.