The difference between how we perceive addiction to alcohol, and how we perceive addiction to cigarettes is striking. Drinking is glamorized and normalized. As we see it in our culture, people drink because that is what people do! People smoke because they are addicted. If someone becomes addicted to alcohol we consider it to be
Tag: Women and alcohol abuse
I ought to be grateful that I stopped myself from going down that road. I should be glad that I am heeding the warnings, listening to the wise ones, learning from the cautionary tales.”
And another part of me whispers,
“That’s great and all, but I want to see it for myself. I want to be sure I’m on the right path for me.”
I guess we’ll see.
I had been drinking alcohol on and off since I was 16. I now drank 1-2 bottles of wine a day after work as my ‘reward’ and more at weekends. So here I am Who was I? I was 50…..Working in a high level professional job 2 children 1 husband 2 Labradors My leisure time
I worked for 45 years to save for a comfy retirement. Work, work, work… it’s pretty much all I did for 5/7ths of my week apart from travel for 4 hours a day to and from my home to my clients. I was mostly satisfied with the life I’d chosen. My father instilled in me