My name is Max, and I’m an alcoholic. Well, partially. If we want to be technical about it, I am genetically predisposed to develop alcohol dependency, and I could feel myself drifting towards a dependency during my first year of medical school. Last year I had a lot of nights that I wasn’t proud of, most of them stemming from stressful life events and using partying as an unhealthy way to forget about my problems. If you can believe it, I started drinking my senior year of college on my 21st birthday, and I haven’t made the greatest decisions in the last two years.

But don’t worry everyone there is a happy ending! I have decided that 2018 will be a sober year for me! One alcoholic beverage a month (mainly to keep trying new craft beers), no intoxication, all while trying to go out with friends and not “bring down the mood” with my sober antics. I have a lot of ideas for this blog, but hopefully we can use this to chronicle my journey, sprinkling in some old stories, giving some sound advice, and answering any questions people may have about alcohol dependency and mental health that you guys may have.