Dominic is a 37 year old Boston man. Dominic spent all his adult life in alcoholism and believes that it ruined his life. Dominic has been through several phases of depression and believes that alcohol is the reason for all his problems. Dominic finally decided to kick the habit and change for the better. Little did Dominic knew that it wouldn’t be so easy.
Dominic wanted to kick the habit of alcoholism at any cost. He stopped going to the work for a while because work gave him stress and stress would ultimately lead him back to drinking again. Dominic started watching television, movies and listening to his favorite music round the clock to keep him from drinking again. None of those activities were able to give him the dopamine rush of the alcohol. Dominic was having all the withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism.
Dominic got scared and was thinking of starting to drink again. He would sometimes even feel breathless. Dominic then called his doctor friend, who suggested that Dominic should enroll in a rehab. Dominic was very much against the idea. Dominic heard about bad experiences from the people who had been to a rehab. For Dominic, rehab was nothing less than a hell.
Dominic decided to start going to the office again. Dominic thought that it would help him forget about the alcohol and alcoholism. Dominic restarted going to the office and until he was in the office everything was good, but after he came back home, the thought of drinking alcohol wouldn’t leave him alone. Dominic then went to the childhood in his head to find out a habit that can be as pleasurable to him as the alcohol, he found out that he used to be a video game freak back in the day. Dominic decided to buy the best gaming laptop that is available and play video games until he falls asleep everyday to forget about alcohol totally.
Now, Dominic started going office even on the weekends, and his daily schedule was playing video games after he comes back home until the moment he falls asleep.
After a few months, the thought about alcohol wouldn’t even arise in his mind. Yes, once in a while it would pop up, but it didn’t create any sort of uncontrollable urge or something.