Congratulations on your sobriety and especially for maintaining it. I’m sure you had moments when stress was so high that the temptation to reach for bottle and glass was intense.

I’ve been addicted twice; once to clonazepam which I tapered off in recordd time, another to crack which I thought I had totally under control because I only did it once or twice a year, ignoring that I struggled every weekend with the temptation to get some. It’s been almost ten years. I still have episodes when I make plas to return to the USA and have a binge but I’ve never come close to carrying them out.

Alcohol never tempted me. It tasted like siphoning gas, I hate the stupid way people act when happy-drunk and the viciousness of the alcoholic personality. I only tried it once.

Let’s stay sober.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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