I started drinking alcohol when I was 18. For the first nine years it didn’t cause any problems, I was a social drinker who would go about my daily life with alcohol having no effect on either my work or relationships. In 1990 the alcohol began causing problems like anxiety,anger,depression and overall life difficulties culminating in the loss of my job in ’97. Alcohol became a crutch in coping with life and controlled everything I did 24/7. I became unreliable,dishonest,selfish and my health, both mental and physical, suffered greatly. I saught treament in 2001 and attended AA meetings and a mental health clinic four times a week. Following the death of my father in 2004 I stopped drinking completely as I felt my actions had worsened my father’s condition. I am still abstinent and volunteered at Picadilly for for almost two years, I now facilitate SMART meetings to give something back to the services that have helped me.
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