I just wanted to share that it's been 7 days since I had an alcoholic drink. I know there's a fine line between alcoholism, dependence and habit, but I feel that mine was simply a habit that I started many many years ago. I initially drank out of boredom and to enhance my otherwise (perceived) boring life and then it just became habitual. I was drinking between a half and a whole bottle of white wine throughout the day but that adds up $$$. I've tried to cut down and give it up before but I was terrified that I'd have severe anxiety and that I wouldn't be able to eat or cope because it became my security blanket. When I started Prozac a week ago, it was because I felt I needed the help. I felt my natural remedies weren't working anymore. Well, the Prozac only succeeded in giving me a migraine and I've since stopped it, but it had a wonderful effect of turning me off alcohol at the same time. I was afraid that once my head got better, I'd want my white wine spritzers again, but I don't. I prefer to keep my eye on my goal of home ownership. The money I would spend on wine is now going to debt and savings and I will be out of debt in....123 weeks and 4 days! Lol...sounds crazy but I AM keeping count. I can't wait to post to all of you in two and a half years the photos of my new home and property. I'm not giving up alcohol, I'll have some now and then on holidays but the daily drinking doesn't have a hold on me anymore. I was terrified for nothing. And I've proven to myself (and my former critics) that I am NOT addicted to alcohol after all.