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Loved the story Kate - I can relate to most of it!!! I started drinking when I was 16, it was legal to drink in NY at 18 at the time. I had anxiety issues and self image issues growing up and used alcohol as self-medication. It didn't help that I had an alcoholic for a mother and a loveless narcissist for a father growing up, lots of childhood trauma to go with everything else! that's just the tip...

It's been 24 years since I've had a drink and my life is better than I could have imagined! I'm retired at 62, been married to my lovely bride for 35+ years, have four fabulous fur-babies and just living the life!

When I got sober, I could see life through a clear lens. I made better decisions - this directly led to a better quality of life. If Kates story doesn't convince you, come talk to me - I'm on Twitter, @stu4ny .

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