I've been a regular=daily, moderate drinking for years, probably consist for 10 yrs. Functional alcoholic extraordinaire. I'd have the occasional "oops I drank too much and have to deal with a hang over", or worse. But a week ago, I drank not would I would've considered excessive for me. Was at the point of tipsy and about to round the curve to drunk when I went to bed. However, the next day was 12 hours of the most violent vomiting I've ever experienced. Very unusual for that amount of intake for me. I took it as a sign, my body's done. I haven't had a drink since. 9 days now. I'm finally starting to feel human and functional again. The withdrawal was nuts, I wasn't expecting to even have withdrawal. Spent 7 days thinking I was dying. I found some Chinese medicinal herbs to help curb the crave and have been flushing my innards with water. Today I'm back at work for half the day to see how I feel. Luckily, I work remotely in my own office so no one has to look at me,, I'm far from my usual professional appearance right now. So here I go, hopping on the sober train. My first goal is to get to Halloween then work my way through the holidays.... Terrifying!