Sober — Part I

After I had left my job in July I started drinking quite a lot. I wasn’t drunk all the time, but I would have a drink or two in the evening almost every day. On some days I would get significantly inebriated, and it would take me at least a couple of days to fully recover from a typical hangover, unless I started to drink again the very next day.
This pattern was fun at first. But after some time it started to take its toll. Fatigue took a hold on me and I wasn’t able to be productive in any noteworthy form. My lethargy siphoned away my self-esteem and I fell into a serious depression. At my lowest point I wasn’t just neglecting my occupational and academic responsibilities. I was unable to be a good companion to my friends when the circumstances called for it.