Hi all. I'm so glad I found this service. I was never really a problem drinker until I left my job several years ago to move across the country for graduate school. I found myself alone, stressed, and depressed, and wine and bourbon seemed to be my only constant companions. By the time I graduated I was drinking up to 2 bottles of wine a night and had put on close to 30 lbs.
Five years later I've shed some of those bad habits and a little bit of that weight, but my roommate recently confronted me and told me that he was seriously concerned about how much I had sunk into those old habits during quarantine. It was the first time anyone has ever done that for me, and as embarrassed as it made me, I realized he was right.
I am hopeful that this combination of support and treatment will help me figure out what a "healthy" relationship with alcohol might look like for me--or if it's even possible at all.