What I Learned About My Relationship With Alcohol When I Stopped Drinking
I used it to avoid difficult feelings
The funny thing is that, even when we don’t think we are alcoholics, many of us probably do lean on alcohol sometimes when we shouldn’t. I, for example, realized that I lean on alcohol to avoid difficult feelings. If I heard something that angered me or had a difficult choice coming up, I would drink so I wouldn’t have to think about it.