Tomorrow is the fifth anniversary of my sobriety. It hasn't been easy, and there's rarely a day I don't think about getting hammered. But, thankfully, the frequency of the down days is becoming less and less - Christmas was even a bit easier this year! - so here's hoping that I'll continue on this journey. My father was an alcoholic - a very abusive one. I've seen what an alcoholic parent can do to a family, and how we're all marked because of it. I'm glad I addressed my problem before it got too late. I totally sympathize and empathize with addictions of any type. Best of luck to everyone continuing with their journey.