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Jun 20, 2023Liked by Kate Davidson

Thank you for your consistency of writing, it’s such a great reminder that this is hard and I shouldn’t belittle the battle it is in my mind. The thought of never is very real to me. Thank you please keep going x

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Thank you Julia, and thank you for your consistent reading and support! You should never allow anything to belittle that mental battle because it is real and can become larger than anything you could imagine if you let it.

It is very real and I will keep writing so that we never forget it, and those who need support can take strength from it xxx

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Another wonderful piece, Kate! I experienced the same horrible feelings, tried to cut back, that didn't work. It wasn't until I was in my mid 30s when I started waking up to the shakes, DT's! Nothing more humiliating than needing a drink to just brush your teeth. It took me 3 years, of hell, before I finally got sober for good. I had quit for 6 months and thought I could control my drinking. Nope! Had to go into rehab again... My story is a carbon copy, for the most part, of all alcoholics out there!. I am no longer embarrassed and am an open book to whomever needs to hear my story...❤

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Thank you for commenting Stuart! I really appreciate that you read my stuff and engage with it, it means a lot! The DTs are the worst ... having to drink before being able to do anything. Even struggling to get the drink to the lips because of the shaking. I would not wish the experience of alcoholism on my worst enemy. It’s wonderful there is such a strong a growing number of people out in the world who are no longer embarrassed or ashamed and are happy to speak openly about addiction in an effort to help those still struggling.

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