Hello FallenPrince, welcome to SR, you will get a lot of support here. My mother lived in Surprise, Sun Village to be exact. She was an alcoholic and raised two alcoholic sons. My mother and younger brother never recognized that they were alcoholics ("I just like to have a few drinks in the afternoon"), they both died young of alcohol-related diseases. I'm the lucky one. I acknowledged my alcohol dependence when I was in my 40's and have lived sober, except for a recent relapse, for over thirty years. I am now dealing with my relapse: it has been harder this time around but I am gaining on it. I have had many Day-1's in my journey, in my opinion it is what you do with the Day-2's and beyond that really matters.