Alcohol took away many things from me.
-My ability to see that I had severe issued with depression/anxiety
-My understanding of my emotions
-My ability to be present and mindful
-My career (good riddance it was beverage)
-My money - I used it to "buy" friendships with people who used me
-My body (I gave myself away too freely when drunk and felt so much shame the next day)
-My time with family
-My 20's - I wish I went to college, had normal friends and experiences
-My marriage (he couldn't deal with having a wife who couldn't care about him enough to stop or control herself) - this is my biggest regret
-My energy to do my favorite things
-My fitness ( getting back on it!)
-Trust from people I know
Love is a State of Being. Your Love is not outside, it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it can never leave you.
-Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now