I have been a drug & alcohol counselor for five years now. I have experience with many types of addiction. Sadly, I work in a society with rules that force people to go to classes for addiction (which rarely helps) as opposed to having them make the choice themselves. I digress... The one common thread with alcohol addiction I have found are the stories of regret, sadness, & shame that come with pushing the limits. Often times these stories involve family, friends, & loved ones the alcoholic has hurt. Another common thread I have found is that when we purge we can move. Speaking about these things in a safe place can help an addict get closer to understanding their behaviours are not only affecting themselves & that we can earn forgiveness not just ask for it. What was your breaking point?