This is a huge milestone for me. I learned to drink loads of alcohol in the Air Force and I did it well. I was up to a case of beer a night and that lasted for around a year before my crazy train derailed. I drank to forget but my sub conscious wouldn't let that happen. Sh1t happens in life, and no matter what you do to forget it, you just cant. My girlfriend at the time had the same issue. Her preference of drink was whiskey and coke. We both drank to forget, she was beaten by her boyfriend and received more of that from her ex husband. Lets just say it all came to a head one night in 2007. We both said things that set each other off and then the police showed up. That was the best and worst night of my life. I feared I was going to soil my name and go to jail. Lucky for me the officers both knew what kind of man I really was and took that into consideration. After they left I pored a case of beer down the sink and never turned back. I made amends with my now wife and she too stopped drinking and never turned back. I married her in August of 2007, bought a house and have been enjoying life. Work is better, life is great and sobriety was easy. I had no withdrawals with the exception of drinking about a case of water a day. I tell everyone I know in hopes they can deal with their addictions and not make all the BS excuses that get made when it comes time to quitting. I will not lie, I smell a beer and my mouth waters but I know that I can never travel that road again. I have a demon inside that had to remain bound and alcohol only allows its chains to be freed.