What’s a “start-up”(?)(!), your scenario, I feel, (and fear) happens in all types of industry/work/lifestyle these days. I agree, it seems it’s easier for folks to mask their crappy behaviour with alcohol rather than grow-up and learn to manage work, home and life, all whilst maintaining a non-clouded presence. God-forbid people actually face reality. For me it was always easier to accept the champagne and not drink it, rather than face the questions. Go up to the bar alone, get water with a lime slice on-the-rocks, rather than having to explain, justify or defend. It’s sad, but honestly when people start drinking they don’t notice you not drinking.
Thank you, Great article-here’s to ‘clean & serene’.