That's because a pint of (I assume spirits) isn't very much alcohol at all when it comes to dependency. I was drinking more than 4 x that.Benzos. Opiate withdrawal your body goes crazy. Benzo withdrawal your mind and your body go crazy. I felt like I was dying coming off only 4mg of Xanax.
But W\D effects people differently. For me alcohol withdrawal is minor even at levels of a pint a day were more minor than coming off of 40 mg of OC. But benzo withdrawal is hell. Actually now that I think about it quitting drinking a pint a day CT was easier than quitting weed. So YMMV be prepared for anything.