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I just signed up here, I referred myself this week to an organisation (via my GP) that helps people to stop drinking. I'm in my early 40s and I've drank on almost a daily basis for as long as I can remember. My parents both had alcohol issues (my mum was a serious alcoholic but has now been dry for about 16 years, which I'm very proud of her for - my Dad drank spirits in large quantities for many years as many people of his generation did - he's now stopped due to unrelated medical problems).
I've had a phone assessment and scored 26 out of 40 on the AUDIT test and I'm waiting for an appointment for a face to face assessment. I feel quite positive about this but the idea of stopping drinking completely (ideally I'd like to be able to have the occasional drink but this may not be feasible) scares me. I can't remember not drinking and it is central to most of the things I do. I know this is too much and the time has come to change it.
I'd like to hear some positive stories from people in similar positions if possible, tell me that life without drink is nothing to be scared of... I am determined to change.
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