I have battled heavy alcohol abuse for most of my life. I have had good long periods of abstinence but the risk and failure is ever present. My wife is long suffering. I have tried to be a good role model to my kids, but they have seen the best and worst of me. Very angry about the alcohol rich environment I was bought up in, and have been very conscious of that with my own. Cautiously optimistic as I move into Day 35. Life is pretty fantastic now. Clarity is my drive and nirvana.
A work related trip this week, planned months ago built in much drinking time for two nights. With trepidation I could not back out. I need not have worried. My first drink, of many, my favourite Diet Coke, was not even mentioned. I had a great trip, heaps of work and not a drop of alcohol. A major hurdle successfully crossed with minimal fuss. i would probably have had 6 bottles of wine over two nights, and felt crap. Now as I start day 26 I feel great and very proud of myself. Looking forward to a cold frosty and sunny weekend in the mountains. Life is good. Relationships even better. Good weekend everyone.