Since coming out of hospital I haven’t actually found the lack of alcohol that different. I had all the severe withdrawal problems in hospital: The shakes, sweats, sleepless nights, Panic attacks and so on but since then the cravings have been surprisingly mild.
I had a bit of a bad night last night though. It had been a really hot day (for a change) and somebody, in their ultimate wisdom, built this hostel for recovering alcoholics and addicts overlooking a pub beer garden! It’s like telling a kid he can’t have any sweets then making him sit and watch his friends eat a bag of Haribo each!