Every person who has suffered from alcoholism or has had a drinking problem started out drinking like anybody else. It began as a way to have fun, relax and forget about the stresses of life for a while. Maybe it started out with a glass of wine and a nice meal or a way to get to know new people.
A recent analysis conducted at the University of Washington by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows that the overall number of alcohol-related deaths in the United States rose 35% between 2007 and 2017.
Breaking up with alcohol was by far one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Because I loved alcohol and the thought of living without it not only terrified me but in a sick and twisted way it sort of broke my heart.