I never thought I’d choose to stop drinking

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Trending - August 13, 2019

“No chance.”

That’s what I would have said if you’d told me I’d choose to stop drinking back when I was drinking on pretty much a daily basis. I also probably would have laughed. 

From the time I was around seventeen, drinking was a big part of my life. It started as an every-now-and-then thing, but it wasn’t long before I was binge drinking nearly every day and had fallen away from Christian Science—and even from being interested in spirituality. I thought alcohol gave me confidence and deeper relationships with my friends who also drank—and also that my life would be pretty boring without it.

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