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Hi. My Name is Vernon. And I'm an Alcoholic

By Dreamchasa101 @dreamchasa101

Hi.  My name is Vernon.  And I'm an Alcoholic

I thought an alcoholic looked something like this.

Hello everyone.  My name is Vernon, and I'm an alcoholic.  I would first like to thank God for giving me the strength, knowledge and wisdom to remain sober from alcohol for over two years now.  It is truly a blessing!  Before I realized what an alcoholic was, I had a picture in my mind of a person - reeking of alcohol - standing outside of a liquor store begging for money; a person holding up a sign standing on a freeway service drive that had drank themself out of their job, house, marriage, etc.  The support group of Alcoholics Anonymous taught me that this is not always the case.  I learned that an alcoholic is simply someone who cannot control their drinking.  A person who, after beginning to drink, finds it almost impossible to stop.  Although everyone has different reasons for drinking, I "primarily" chose to drink because I had problems with acceptance.  It was difficult - and still is at times - for me to accept people, places and things that I could not change.  This resulted in me drinking endlessly for 8 years and traveling down a road of darkness and despair.

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