This poem about alcohol pretty much sums it up for me. It paints a true picture of what it’s like being caught up in this horrible addiction and disease. There’s no doubt about it – alcohol will give you the illusion of being happy. For the longest time I thought I really WAS HAPPY but I wasn’t. It was fake – all of it.
I remember the first time I heard someone saying that alcohol was a depressant. I kept thinking “what the hell are you talking about???”. I honestly thought it did make me a happier person – at first, drinking was TONS OF FUN. But then it stopped being fun and turned into a black hole of complete misery.
I always knew that alcohol affected me differently than it does other people. For me, I had that whole “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” thing going on. Honestly it just made me a “mean drunk” with a hate-on for life. It developed into a vicious cycle of making me feel like crap but then wanting to drink because I thought it made me feel better.
I was able to break that cycle on December 05, 2015 and I’ve been sober ever since. I can honestly say that I have ZERO interest in ever touching another drop of booze. It has never done me any favors and my life is soooooo much better without it.
Only now can I see how destructive this disease can be – not only to myself but also to loved ones who surround me. I feel it’s important (for me) to remind myself of the hell I went through and I do that by reading quotes from time to time.
This quote in particular seems to capture it all – tell me what you think with a comment below!