Have been for a few years. I quit a while back but started again after two years dry (a whole psychotic episode was the reason). See, I didn't notice any withdrawel symptoms when I went back but it seems to have been down to the beta blockers and anti-depressants I was on anyway at the time. Just kept hitting the drink every morning noon and night, either pass out at least once a day or / and puke till my sides hurt. Right now I'm off it but it does have this horrible side effect when taken with my new medication which is for mania. It turned out I was running from a mixed mania psychosis, a form of manic depression which hasn't been the best of fun. There is no way out apart from the medication working, without it I'm confined to my room where I still won't feel safe or be away from the hallucinations, speeding thoughts bouts of anger and so on, not to mention the flash backs and symptoms of Depression. Right now I'm pretty positive though, been off the drink a few days, only smoking and caffeinne right now. See, it's not the stopping drinking I have much problem with it's the illness which is. The only thing keeping me from getting more booze is the fact that the mixing it with these drugs creates a whole new pain and one that's far worse than going without drink. The joy of legal drugs right? Perhaps the govt should spend a bit more time educating kids about drink as they do illegal drugs or heck just ban it outright. For the record I have no intention of going to AA and am Agnostic. I'd rather not hear any religious preachings.