I too am an alcoholic that’s had continued sobriety for 27 years. I completely identify with everything that you’ve written.
I’m to the point if people harass me about it I just say to them
I have a disease called alcoholism — I’ve been to hell and I’m not going back — — I have absolutely no control over the stuff
Fuck them hard if they don’t get it, my sobriety comes first. i don’t care if they think I’m weak or a self righteous asshole Fuck them