Our expert says:
CBT ( Copgnitive-Behaviour Therapy ) can much more economically ( in the long run ) help you learn to relax, show your charm, and be friendly and enjoyable --- and causes no liver damage ! You are wise to recognize the risks of alcohol abuse, and that you may well be an abuser already. There's no secret magic pill, and counselling is important as well, but see a good local psychiatrist for assessment and advice --- there are 2 meds that can be helpful. One makes you feel very sick if you take alcohol ( which helps you to stay stopped ) the other more subtly stops alcohol from making you feel better, removing its temptation factor. You also need advice on stopping gradually ( sudden stopping can cause problems, as you surely know ) and on nutrition to replace what alcohol may have lost for you.
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