What I Learned About My Relationship With Alcohol When I Stopped Drinking

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I do need some way to disconnect

While I didn’t think I was an alcoholic by any means, I did learn something a little unnerving when I stopped drinking: I do crave some form of disconnecting. Alcohol provided me with a couple of hours each night when I got to turn my brain off. Not drinking just made me feel very alert—almost too alert—as if I never got a break from thinking.

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