It is highly ill-advised to trade one drug for another. It is advised to go to meetings, or get into a program that can assist you as you progress. Talk to your support system, be honest ad know you can always ask for help, you are not a a failure, you are trying to cope best you can. Allow a professional to help you through it.
Two wrongs do not make a right. If you have a drinking problem, then you should seek help, and if you are considering taking drugs then you should seek even more help. Please do not risk your life over substance abuse. Admit to your problem and find the road to recovery
You shouldn't. Alcohol and drugs have very similar effects on the brain, using one can trigger you into using the other! it's not by chance that often alcohol and drug abuse come in pair, the point is to alter your coscience and both the substance can do that
The simple answer - NO.
Truth be told, maintaining abstinence is hard enough without adding any mind altering substances. When we achieve sobriety from one substance, we shold continue abstinence from all substances. Many of us use substances to "self medicate" - to cover hurt, anger, mental illness - and it is easy to substitute one substance for another.
Unfortunately, the answer here is no. While you may think that since substance A is your vice, you might be alright with substance B. But the fact is that addiction is something that happens within the brain, and if you are an addict or dependent on one substance, you are unfortunately easily going to be able to be addicted to something else. It has to do with the dopamine center of the brain. If you know this about yourself, it's best to then avoid all addictive substances and abstain from use altogether. Trading one drug for another isn't a way to kick a habit--only pick up a new one!
Generally speaking, when a person realizes he or she has a substance abuse problem, it is suggested that the person avoid most substances with the potential for abuse/addiction. However, the answer to your questions depends on your specific situation, and definitely depends on what your doctor or therapist suggests.
The simple answer is no not if you're trying to recover. Drinking and using drugs are essentially the same in terms of what happens when you use them as a coping mechanism. If you find relief in one substance that same relief may be found in another and if you have issues with dependence that relief is easily abused.