Drank good and hard from a pretty young age. Drank my A-- of in the Army after dropping out of school, don't really remember what Korea was like
. Drank my way through undergrad and grad school in the years after. This winter I was living the family problems you probably are. If I wasn't hungover going to work it was the exception, not the rule. The ride home was always a couple. Ended up being diagnosed as clinically depressed this summer and was "gently forced" into quitting, doctor and bride.
I agree with what everyone has said, it is not easy. If I have a drink tonight I'll be having martini's at lunch tomorrow, so I don't drink today.
It is, in my opinion today, worth the effort. My family life has improved dramatically. My work life and outlook has become much better (still looking to get out of the booze biz
though). My health and memory has improved and I've lost about 10 pounds. Did I mention the new hobby I got into? Building rods is COOL, but expensive, beer money goes a long
way towards blanks and such
I do not have a long sober history, but I'm working on it. I'll also offer what some others have, shoot me a PM and I'll send you my phone numbers. If you really want to quit and need help, call. If you want to go fishing north of Boston and talk, call. If you want to go fishing and NOT talk, call