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Alcohol is a poison.  From a glass of red wine with dinner to a swig of vodka, all alcohol is poison.  Drinking alcohol is a form of self-harm.

However this poisoning oneselves puts one at a distance to reality, for reality is being very aggressive and attacking.  This distance can be very useful yet also very addictive.

Alcohol is absorbed quickest on an empty stomach.  Eating will get in the way of you getting drunk.  It's better if you eat earlier in the day anyway.

Alcohol severely depletes your internal water supplies so it's imperative to drink water with like a cracker, a slice of bread or some isotonic juice added to replenish yourselves.  The added sugars and salts aid water absorption.  Around 1 pint / ½ liter per hour should do nicely.  There's far more damage that alcohol does every time you drink any BTW.

If you're going to drink at home use a jigger, a measure, to give you exactly the same amount of meds in each drink.

The Alcoholics Anonymous (Ext) 12 Steps to freeing oneselves from addiction to alcohol are:
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.