I couldn’t keep drinking and I couldn’t stop drinking.
The #1 thing standing in my way was trying to hide my problem and handle it myself. The longer I drank, the more hooked I got, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
I now completely relate to the phrase “you’re only as sick as your secrets.”
There is no shame needing help for an alcohol problem. Not being able to stop on your own doesn’t make you weak. That’s just alcohol, doing what alcohol does. And stigma, marking it worse.
If you want the advice of these sisters, start with- decide to be done, tell someone close to you, seek out and talk to sober people, and don’t future trip.
It’s so much better on this side.