Many of you have heard of a psychiatrist giving the diagnosis of a personality disorder. Now, all of us have a personality that is different from every other individual; we call...
You might want to ask yourself some questions like what was the feeling you got when you first started drinking. If that made you feel normal, that means you were probably dealing with some anxiety or depression and now felt comfortable. You took it as your coping skill, something that worked for you and never felt the need for help. With time, you started developing tolerance and started feeling guilty and drank more. Ultimately, alcohol started drinking you. So that's probably what happened in your case depending on your childhood and circumstances growing up.
6 months of sobriety is good, but beware of the tendency to relapse every 3 months. Usually, we wait one month after detox from drugs or alcohol to diagnose psychiatric problems whether it was alcohol and drug-related or has been masked by the use. Continue Zoloft, it's a good choice.
Do not spend more than 30 minutes in bed if you cannot sleep. Get up and distract yourself by reading a book, or drink warm non-fat or 2 percent milk about half a cup which contains tryptophan and that converts into serotonin which has sedative properties and relaxes you. That is why people from older generations drank milk at night though they didn't know the science behind it, but it worked. Hope this helps you some.