When I decided it was enough, and I should stop drinking, I thought the challenge would be to abstain from drinking.  Wrong.

God removed that compulsion from me very early.

What the hardest thing is, is to DEAL WITH real life, not under the influence.

Cunning, baffling and powerful…. Alcohol made everything easier.  And that quality about it made it so hard to *not* indulge in every day.  Still is hard to cope with life not being drunk.  :(