I can’t say this will work for other people, but for me smoking weed was instrumental to splitting our addiction to alcohol, but the most devilish thing about alcohol is that the addiction creeps up on you slowly, & by the time you realize you’re an alcoholic it’s too late, however when I tried to supply it up & go “cold turkey” I got sick.
Talking to the sponsors & therapists didn’t seem to help, either, then it was a buddy of mine named Mike who provided me the advice that saved me.
Mike rolled up a joint of cannabis indica, handed it to me, & said “why don’t you update a dangerous habit with a medicinal one?” She explained how indica strains of cannabis had a calming effect, as opposed to sativa strains which heightened focus & creativity. Mike proposed me to buy a huge amount of indica, & whenever I got the urge to drink to start smoking. If I smoked enough indica I would just go to sleep, which would mean that I wasn’t drinking! Over the next few weeks I became a total pothead, smoking cannabis from when I woke up until I went back to sleep. I won’t say it was straight-forward, because the effects of cannabis are nothing appreciate the effects of alcohol. But I will say that it helped! My new vice of smoking cannabis eclipsed our old vice of getting drunk, but and since cannabis is not addictive or habit-forming at all, eventually I will be able to taper off our smoking with no ill effects.