There are nights when I get home from work, and I decide to have a few beers. However, more often than not, those few turn into 12 and fifteen. The funny thing is, though, that there are nights I don't want a beer, but I start drinking them anyway--even if it takes an hour to drink one or two. Then, after that, I get into the drinking.
I hate being alone, but the drinking hrlps me NOT be depressed feeling and bored.
No, I don't drink every night. I definitely don't drink at all on weekends, but I do catch myself drinking at least 3 to 4 week nights. I can go without the beer, but I find that I am drinking it anyway.
What steps can I take to stop this, and why do I find myself drinking when I am alone during the week but happy and not drinking when I am not alone on the weekend?