Haha! Thank you! I honestly didn't plan to never drink again when I started my journey.Nobody likes a quitter.
Nah congratulations, I personally drink about 3-4 750ml bottles of vodka per month but I used to be putting down 6-12 beers most days of the week and that was hell.
My drinking had spiraled out of control (after easily 20 years of alcohol abuse) due to an event, and I honestly thought I could just go and "fix it" and go back to drinking "normally" (for me) because I was comfortable that way and didn't have a problem. I hold a steady job, right? How bad can it really be? How could I be an alcoholic when, clearly, I am a functioning member of society with a 9-5 job?
Spoiler: Most alcoholics are.
It was only through therapy that I learned how fucked up I really am and that drinking sucks even though I'm always gonna crave alcohol every now and then because my brain now works that way. I don't ever want to go back to my "functioning alcoholic" days even though I felt fine at the time. In hindsight, my job and alcohol were all I cared about and everything that defined my miserable existence. The human brain is a remarkable thing with a remarkable ability to fool itself so we don't have to face the ugly truth.