i drink waaaaay too much. i have no judgement or problem with alcohol in and of itself. but, when it controls you, effects your judgement negatively, and health, etc. it is a problem. i have tried to quit on my own, or even cut down. i've had moments where i do better and then slide back into it again. i now know i cannot solve this problem on my own. if anyone here has been through this or is going through this currently, i would appreciate your help or advice. it's to the point where i now know i can't do it on my own, i've tried to quit, cut down, i just keep failing.
I haven't gone through this myself, but know a number of people who have. The first thing you need is a real desire to change, which you seem to have. The second thing you need to know is you will have set backs. I would probably do as the other user suggested, see AA for advise, and also check with some counseling agencies near you to see what types of programs are offered in your community.
Failing that, remember Hunter S. Thompson's infamous quote: "I wouldn't recommend alcohol, drugs or insanity for anyone. But it worked for me." You may be able to get by even with an addiction.