Our expert says:
Counselling, especially of the CBT format, ought to be helpful --- maybe what you experienced when you tried counselling was with the wrong counsellor or the wrong method, or both ? It sounds as though you may be developing a Depression, and the drinking will only make the depression worse and undermine any possible benefits of treatment, and the painillers ought to be avoided and you should have none in the house ( and don't combine them with alcohol ). When you mention a 10-month-old baby, this could be a Post-Natal Depression, too. DO see a good local shrink for a proper assessment, and then a discussion of treatment options, based on the results of the assessment.
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