I attended my first couple of support groups and talked with my private counselor. He was encouraged that I am being proactive in regards to my alcohol use and supported me in continuing this effort. Additionally I did some research, both on the links and FAQ’s here and drug interactions online as I have had crazy, now likely, interactions with BP meds and my consumption of alcohol.

I am choosing to be open and honest and beginning to recognize that my relationship with alcohol is more than I had thought it had become. Questioning if moderation or total sobriety is the answer and what both means.  My inquiries also seem to indicate that either will come with withdrawal symptoms and struggling to understand that and fearful of what that means at the same time.

thanks for the ear and encouragement..