As a (pretend)General Practitioner I'd say count your units, And maybe stay clear of the liqueur. However, from experience, It normally takes away the pain but ends in depression.
yes...yes you should...and it will take away the pain...then you need me to drop by when you are so loaded that sex is a glorious release
the only thing that takes away the pain, is to deal with the pain directly, grieve, cry, scream or shout, and then determine to get to a better place inside yourself.
Cocaine is way better for that.
But you'd rather poison yourself than be in pain?
Might want to see someone about that.
Cocaine is much less harmful physically and infinitely less harmful to those close to or dependent upon its users. Alcohol is in a constant state of destroying lives.
Pro tip: alcohol is a drug. It doesn't matter what you may say on the matter because the numbers are in and alcohol ruins more lives than any other drug by a wide margin.
What causes your bias if not the effect on lives? The social stigma? You don't actually believe what they told you in DARE do you?
So why excuse the greater effect alcohol has on people's lives? This isn't my opinion; studies conducted among medical professionals show the professional consensus to be that alcohol is the most damaging substance commonly used recreationally. Very few people blow a line of cocaine and then go home to beat their wife and kids.
Seeing as how the people in the study are directly involved in the treatment of addicts, I'd say that they know what it's like and can compare them. Here's the study I'm referring to: http://www.sg.unimaas.nl/_OLD/oudelezingen/dddsd.pdf
At any rate, I'm not saying there can't be exceptions, but on the whole, alcohol causes more grief than drugs do.
What has caused the pain?
Booze will only make it worse but i guess you know that already. How bad is the illness?