REBLOG: I so appreciated reading this piece by Ashley of “Mental Health @ Home” Yesterday, was my 3rd anniversary of sobriety. Reading this reminded me of all the reasons I stopped drinking.
I was raised in a household where alcohol consumption consisted of one or two beer or glass of wine the occasional evening. I was offered small sips of both, and didn’t like the taste of either. In my early university days, I drank, often heavily, on or two nights a week. It was part of a package of having fun with my friends. It wasn’t something I used as a coping strategy, I never drank alone, and I never craved alcohol on nights we weren’t going out. I always planned ahead to make sure I’d be safe, so as far as binge drinking goes I’d say I was fairly responsible.
As I moved a little further into my 20’s, with the odd party night as an exception, I became a social drinker, having a drink or two when out with friends doing non-alcohol-focused things. As I moved into my 30’s…
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