I do not have a drinking problem. I have a problem with the drink. And the problem is that the healthier I get, the crappier drinking makes me feel. And I’m not going to settle for feeling like crap anymore.
There is a blurry line between alcohol use and abuse, a line that looks different to each of us. There is also a stigma attached to sobriety, an implication that if you choose to be sober – for a month, a year, forever – you must have had a serious substance abuse problem. Some people do. I was one of the lucky ones that caught myself before I descended too far. I will never deny that I was drinking too much for me. And I will always be proud of myself for making the choice I made to stop that cycle and share my story with those who are willing to listen.
Day eight and going strong.