Author Spotlight .Claire Hatwell ( @soberme_claire ) , author of this months book ‘My Not So Secret Recovery’, tells us a little about herself: I always felt like I was the fun one, until one day I wasn’t anymore. Drinking had become such an important part of my life that I struggled to see the point without it, but I always kidded myself I was all right because I didn’t fit the stereotype of an alcoholic. I had a good job, my kids were happy, but every night, I washed all my anxiety away with three bottles of wine. No one can keep going like that forever, although I tried. Things threatened to come crashing down around me, and I realised I needed to change.
My attempts at sobriety weren’t quick or easy, but I persevered and I can safely say now, at five and a half years sober, I wouldn’t go back.
I struggled with drinking for a long time because people didn’t associate me with alcoholism, and that made it so much harder to find help. My mission is to share my story; if it helps someone in a situation like mine, then my struggle had a purpose.
Thank you @soberme_claire for sharing your story with us
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