Hi Everyone, I'm here looking for support from others that may also be struggling or succeeding in reducing or eliminating alcohol from the life. It’s not easy. I have some health issues including severe chronic pain and I have used alcohol to self medicate for years. One of my recent medications says you are not supposed to drink. Believe you me I have fought tooth and nail to avoid taking this stuff for a long time so I can continue with my lifestyle choice of drinking. Not an option anymore. At this point I’m not looking to cut out alcohol completely but to drastically reduce my consumption as a first step. Like I said it’s not easy and even putting it out there like this sounds like I'm not embracing the change or willing to give it up. I guess that's why I'm here. Looking forward to learning and sharing with you. Thanks.