Dating alchohoic two different people
His drinking increased through college and into law school.
He could, and occasionally did, pull back, going cold turkey for weeks at a time.
He often started drinking after his first morning court appearance, and he says he would have loved to drink even more, had his schedule allowed it. He spent a month at a center where the treatment consisted of little more than attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
But nothing quieted his anxious mind like booze, and when he didn’t drink, he didn’t sleep.
After four or six weeks dry, he’d be back at the liquor store.
He’s also a worrier—a big one—who for years used alcohol to soothe his anxiety. He favored gin and whiskey but drank whatever he thought his parents would miss the least.
He discovered beer, too, and loved the earthy, bitter taste on his tongue when he took his first cold sip.
He defended clients who had been charged with driving while intoxicated, and he bought his own Breathalyzer to avoid landing in court on drunk-driving charges himself. He tried to dedicate himself to the program even though, as an atheist, he was put off by the faith-based approach of the 12 steps, five of which mention God. says it was this message—that there were no small missteps, and one drink might as well be 100—that set him on a cycle of bingeing and abstinence.