I used to get mad at my friends and tell them that drinking wouldn’t take the pain away. That was then… because now I understand why they’d do it. I used to never drink, and I didn’t like doing anything bad in order to forget what I didn’t want to remember. But I guess I fell right into the same ways of my people who were just trying to get over something and forget. But to me, drinking only made me think about everything more. It would make me want to confront my problems even though that would be a completely terrible idea to do while being drunk. People say, “the truth comes out when you’re drunk.” It does… Everything I feel, everything I want to say just comes out of me, without a care in the world; something I wouldn’t have the courage to do if I were to be sober.

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