The hardest thing for me is that other people think that they are being unsupportive if they have a drink. But I can have a good time without alcohol now.
I have just returned from a break abroad and had a really good time not drinking. In fact, alcohol never came into the equation.
By stopping drinking my life is brilliant and simpler. I’m no longer confronted with the black angel and white angel, do I or don’t I. I don’t need to do it anymore.
I feel good not drinking. If you stop drinking you create a chain of events that go upwards rather than down.
The support I’ve had at ADS has been a place to come and get help and talk openly about problems I have faced and how to deal with them without alcohol.