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‘It’s almost as if I had an addiction not only to alcohol, but to meeting people and seeing who I could end up with.’
‘I’ve knocked my teeth out three times smiling at the curb going down... I’ve had my fair few knocks around.’
‘I don’t feel like I have any direction. I feel like I’m at this cul-de-sac with lots of alleyways to go walking down and they don’t even have names.’
‘I just don’t know what beer is going to make me want to carry on. I’ve driven over the bridge and didn’t even realise. I’ve sobered up all of a sudden and thought ‘ah fuck whose car’s this?’
‘For my job I was travelling overseas and that was great. I had no one around to tell me that I was not behaving very well.’
‘I don’t really have many memories of my father but except him being completely drunk, pissing in the corner...’
‘You’ve got that thirst running through your head and after a couple of drinks that thirst is overpowering. I haven’t been able to control that very successfully.’
‘I just take it for granted that I’m going to be immobile the following day and cancel things or put them off or structure my weekend around what I’m doing.’
‘Normally by the time I even get to the club I’m pissed so I don’t need much to get me on my way.’
‘I don’t want to go overboard and end up being like that other person. It’s like two different people, like a split personality. One when your sober, one when your drunk.’
Do one or more of these stories resonate with you? What do you think makes you identify with that person or story?
Now you may want to think about your own story.
The process of writing about your experiences helps you to see what has really been going on for you, and to find things you can do differently.
You can write in what ever way you like. Just remember that this is all for you so be as honest as you can and do as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.