I often wonder what my life would have been like had I been able to cope with it using something other than a substance.
I should have somehow learned to handle life’s challenges, disappointments, hardships and daily ups and downs like everyone else (well, not really everyoneelse by far, but you know what I mean).
I have been using alcohol for the majority of my adult life as my cure-all for just about everything. It worked quite well for a long time. Until one day I took a little 20-question test on-line – “Are you an alcoholic?” I answered all but about 4 or 5 YES. I was shocked. Not shocked that I answered yes to most of the questions. Not shocked that I was a drinker. But shocked that at the bottom of the quiz it stated that if you answered yes to THREE or more questions, you…
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