STOP OR CUT BACK
I studied hard. Earned a law degree. Built a thriving business. Was raising my kids and helping my parents. From the outside, I was killing it.
And yet, I drank too much.
Why was I unable to control my drinking when I succeeded in everything else? Was I really unhappy with the life others would love to have?
Therapy didn’t help. I wasn’t an alcoholic. I’d never risk a client or someone I knew professionally seeing me at a 12-step meeting. I was sure I didn’t need (or have time for) rehab.
I really did not want total abstinence.
I’d tell myself I wouldn’t drink, or would stop after one or two, then overdo it, again. Countless silly arguments with my husband occurred that wouldn’t have happened had I not drank. There were less than flattering moments in front of colleagues.
Then I worked with a coach who exclusively helps overdrinkers.