The protocol on the forum here has worked some absolute miracles for me in just four months. I’m not cured, still have a ways to go, but I am feeling SO MUCH better than I was! I had a little slip a month ago where I overextended myself and it really brought me down for the last few weeks, but I’m getting back to where I was.
My best advice is to follow the diet to the letter, don’t cheat, keep your spirits up as best as you can, and take it ridiculously easy.
Also, quit drinking. It’s just going to prolong things. Eventually, you will be able to drink again in moderation (other people can tell you more about that than me; I haven’t touched alcohol in about six years because I’m a recovering alcoholic), but for now, it’s best to just forget about it. Hopefully your frat brothers will support you in being a better, healthier you!