As some of the others have said in seriousness or jest, why drink the pain away?
You know what fuckin' sucks dude? An alcoholic father who upon reaching critical levels of drunk reverts back to the same old shit that destroyed him forty years ago. He drinks to dodge it, but once he drinks enough it's like watching a fucking broken record spin. If you think you'll get anywhere going that way, may as well just take Verb's advice and get a step ladder. My addition to the step ladder is a noose. If you're considering drinking for shit like that, may as well save yourself the trouble and time.
But earnestly? Just talk about shit to somebody that can sympathize dude. Generally my box is open if you want. Or I'll just shoot.
What's up on your end that makes you ponder taking up the drink?