I didn’t think it would be possible. Neither did anyone else, it seemed. I wouldn’t say I had a problem, but it definitely didn’t seem healthy.

I gave up alcohol for 76 days because of my anxiety.

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I didn’t tell people that reason during the process. At first I just said I was doing a dry January and then I changed it to “Dry until South by.” I stopped drinking on Dec. 17, so that would have made it about 3 months without alcohol. I shouldn’t have lied, but I didn’t want to talk about anxiety and depression. I have…

Kerry Flynn

media reporter for @cnn — social media, publishing

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