monkey off my back

One guy's experiences as he quits drinking

About

I’m an Australian guy blogging about my experiences quitting drinking.

I’m pretty functional & happy – and I want to stay functional & happy. Years of fun drinking have steadily escalated and become problematic, secret and compulsive.

I’ve been living with a slow growing and non-aggressive cancer since my early twenties and have had 3 rounds of surgeries and treatments. Cancer is one ‘monkey on my back’ and alcohol is another – I only have control over one of them.

I’ve decided that alcohol has to go: for my physical health, my relationship, my mental health, my self-esteem and because it gets in the way of so many goals and aspirations.

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