I'm wondering if previous my alcohol abuse has a lasting effect on my tolerence to opiates and benzodiazepines. Little background on myself, from age 19 - 29 I was a full blown alcoholic, I couldn't function without it for various mental health reasons that I wasn't willing to address at that time. My usual daily consumption for the last 3 years was 4 - 5, 35cl bottles of vodka a day I'd also use heroin and Benzos one weekend a month as treat. (Very aware H, Benz and alcohol is stupid, more so at the amount I was drinking) About 3 years ago I got my shit together, went to rehab and got as close to sober as I am willing to get to get. I drink 2 bottles of Vodka one weekend per month, along side a teenth of #3 H, and usually 10, 2mg clonazepam. And all was well ( again stupidly stupid, but I alwAys had my partner and naloxone there) but I've been off the drink for 5 months and now my weekend of debauchery is me trying to get high and its getting to the point where I'm using very high does of heroin (for me) a half g in one hit, I don't feel comfortable going any higher to get a no where near where I would like to be. Drinking is out the window. Tl;Dr - Stopped drinking, and seems like The H and benzos aren't as good / effective any more. Not on any other medications. I still feel I need this my weekend of escapism for personal reasons, and its just not doing it for me anymore, pathetic I know. Any ideas? Thanks, and sorry if that was a rambling mess I tried to include as much details as possible.