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.