Drinking Thinking

I have stopped drinking as I find the struggle of drinking thinking too time consuming. I very successfully manage my eating and can sit with an urge, sit with the deprivation and just be until it passes – I am not at all successful with drinking to my plan. I want to be alcohol free (which is the easy bit, obviously) but my brain is not yet on the same page. Have you any suggestions of some thoughts to practice believing? I have tried “Alcohol? why? what good will it do? all the thoughts/feelings it provides are available to me now?”.

I would like the last statement to be true but I don’t really see how to manifest the same feelings/thoughts that alcohol gives me without the actual substance – any thought ideas?