I am 49 yrs old. I work in education, love my job, but it all falls apart after that. My nightly ritual, actually, I don't make it past 5pm before I start drinking. I drink until I go to bed, no later than 8-830. I have no social life, I constantly make excuses to be alone. I rarely do anything that doesn't include copious amounts of wine. I drink every night, more on week-ends. My mother was also a drunk, died at 45. I decided today that I am going to make some changes. I am fearful of quitting cold turkey, so I plan to see my doctor tomorrow. I live alone, do not have children or partner, so it would be pretty easy to continue doing what I've been doing, I believe one day I will kill myself, from either booze or suicide if I do not quit. I do not want to go to local AA meetings, but do believe support is important.
Thank you for sharing your stories, you are not alone.