Cheery, really sorry to hear about your pain...
I hope it gets better soon. Getting s***faced does seem like a creative approach to the problem with much merit.
My current frustration is with 'actively seeking work'. It's just so stressful! So many futile bloody interviews and technical tests and things... Must keep at it despite hating the process!
(Got made redundant the Monday after my birthday*.)
* On which I got a bill for £570 to get the brakes on my car fixed.