After becoming sober, will I want to start taking drugs to replace the alcohol?

Possibly. The addictive personality means that you can easily fall prey to substitute drugs especially those that give you similar effects and your best recourse here is to just say no. I have good results in helping overcome cravings by using lavendar, peppermint and citrus essential oils in combo inhaled from the hand. The lavender is strong as Xanax (alprazolam) www. Medac4u.Com.
Self medication. Usually related to unresolved conflict, mood disturbance (anxiety, depression. PTSD etc.) can possibly lead to alcoholism. Advice: addiction is addiction...is addiction.