AA helped and SR helped. No gimmicks, no tapering. 21 day inpatient got me far enough away from both alcohol and the environment that gave rise to it.
We cannot do this alone. Get as many on your team as you can. This is the miracle of AA for me. That and the willingness to see ourselves as we truly are and the desire to live the life that is our birthright. I deserve it, you deserve it.
I found recovery to be a three legged stool. Physical, emotional, spiritual fitness. Neglecting one worked against the other two.
You really CAN do this. As someone once said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." The more we confront the dragon the less fearsome he becomes. Pretty soon he’s a gecko scurrying from your path
Start where you are. I wanted 3 years in my first there weeks. Doesn’t work that way. Soon you will begin living your whole life taking little tiny steps. Just start where you are, I don’t care how far down. Take a step forward and none back. That’s how it’s done.