I remember when I was still drinking I used to roll my eyes so hard whenever people told me they were not drinking. Because for me, drinking was my only coping mechanism and I knew it was bad for me. But to live without it? No chance in hell! That thought was scary and I would rather roll my eyes and be one of those “pff, you don’t drink? wow, your life must be so boring” as*holes… Yeahhh… Then I continued to drink and my life continued to go downwards, and bad things continued to happen with me. I am sober now. More than 9+ months. I lived with an alcoholic and we’re not together anymore. A LOT of bad things happened. I KNOW why I don’t drink anymore. I KNOW what it was like to be drinking, and I KNOW I cannot moderate (I tried many times). So whenever someone would tell me now I should try to moderate and that life without drinking must be so boring, I am not going to argue with them. I was them myself a year ago. But now I know better.