I think I’m about three months dry now.
Last time I shotgunned five shots straight vodka about an hour before bed to relax me and as a sleep-aid. (Just one of many desperation acts to deal with insomnia.)
I woke up feeling as you’d expect, but as I was blinking I slowly noticed I could see clearly.
Oh. Crap. I left my contacts in!!
Thank Odin one of them didn’t slide behind my eye requiring an ER visit! That moment of horror put me off drinking since. But I did find out that sheer terror is the best hangover cure I’ve had!
I’m not against drinking, but I doubt I’ll ever do something stupid like that again. Nowadays I have daily rituals and music as my primary relaxation and diphenhydramine to keep me asleep:
Okay, taking a bunch of these every night for months on end probably isn’t good for me in the long run, but until these I’d yet to find anything that consistently worked. I justify it as the lesser of two evils.