Hey Michael, cheers for sharing your journey. The relationship with alcohol — or any other addictive substance is complicated isn’t it? I think it’s great that you’re writing about it. It gives you awareness of how alcohol is part of your life. How it has affected you. And how it may affect what you want in your life.
I relate to your struggles. My struggle is with sugar. I’ve lived with the idea of moderation all my life. It doesn’t work for me. While I hate the idea of cutting something out completely, that seems to be the only way I can change the impact it has on me and change my life.
Really enjoyed reading, you’re a wonderful writer! Best wishes on your journey Michael.