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The Great Remover

Homeless, living in a tent, drinking and yet she still wasn't sure she was an alcoholic

I consider myself a late bloomer in terms of alcohol. I started drinking at 21. My drinking was primarily on weekends and holidays but it became a problem in my early thirties. I began drinking before and after work. I couldn't have one or two and stop. I consumed as much as I could and drank to get drunk. There was no happy medium. My life had become unmanageable, a complete mess. I was addicted to alcohol.

As a remover of things, alcohol has few equals. It will remove your health, family, jobs, and clothes off your back, friends, and homes.

One year, I was evicted from my... Login to read more
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