I understand. Drinking used to be an integral part of camping, hiking, and fishing trips for me. Well honestly I associated it with just about everything. It took awhile before I was comfortable in the great outdoors without alcohol. I've put those urges aside by filling my life with healthier options. When I'm hiking or snowshoeing with my children this weekend I'll be enjoying their company, the beauty of nature, good food, fresh air, and laughter. Drinking and using will be the last thing I think of, except to reflect on how much better my life is without it.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty, and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---*WOW-What a ride*!"