“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
Hi, Catt! I'm SO glad you went to the doctor and were honest. I hope you will follow up with the Alcohol Team.
Thank you for correcting me on how much you drink. However, if you feel you are drinking too much then you probably are. If you think the pain you are having is from alcohol, then obviously you need to stop drinking. I have a very high tolerance to drugs myself, but not so much the alcohol.
Also, considering your brother's alcoholism which you have talked about, there IS a genetic component to alcoholism, so it is just common sense for you to stop drinking. You also have your children to be healthy for and live a long life for. I hope that the Alcohol Team will get you pointed in the right direction. If there are any AA meetings near you, that would also be wonderful support for you.
Best of luck, Catt!