Heyh Mel.. are you an acloholic? If so, seek help at your local AA.
I'm going to excerpt two paragraphs from the Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book," written in l939, and I pray you will read both paragraphs. The "what if I just drank beer" question has been around a LONG time, and two, it's better to face up to your problem. I drank just like you did, but got to the point where limiting my alcohol was a losing battle. I had to go to rehab, go to AA, and never drink again. But first, read this PLEASE:
"Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him. Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people!
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums-we could increase the list ad infinitum.
We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself, Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking. Try to drink and stop abruptly. Try it more than once. It will not take long for you to decide, if you are honest with yourself about it. It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition."
Does this sound familiar? If so, please go to an AA meeting and talk to some people who are experts in trying everything except giving up alcohol all together. I think you'll meet some wonderful people, who will help you very much. Take care......
mel pay heed to mj's advice here...i agree with her......it is on the money!
From what I've read here and other places alcohol is alcohol and no matter what form it can be just as bad. I guess it goes down to the amount of alcohol proof in the drink.
If you're drinking enough beers to equal the amount in wine, you'd still be getting the same amount, probably with added carbs...It would be equally as damaging. I'm sure people on this forum who have experiance can give you more advice and support.
I don't think I'm that off base from what I've researched.