Good luck on your road of recovery! Addiction is a very hard thing to break free from. Don’t listen to people that make this judgemental comments. Some of them probably don’t even realize what they are doing. As a society we kind of get programmed to think we need alcohol to have fun with friends.
Your story speaks to me on several levels, among them professional and the personal. I’m contemplating making a big change in my work life, as well as cleaning up not a small amount of physical and emotional clutter. 2016 is looking like a very good year. Thank you.