No, they don't need a beer to have fun.
It did suck for a while, for sure. Those first weeks and months, I was raw and disoriented and weepy. I grieved hard for
I'm learning that person who was under the cloud of constant alcohol blackouts for the last several years was not me. I am not the stupid, embarrassing things I did; I am a real person who does not mix well with alcohol.
Caroline Knapp spins her story inside out with honesty. Being an addict is horrible. One of the hardest parts is that to end the addiction, you have to say goodbye to something you love.
Drinking was fun for other people, but it wasn't fun for me. I'd rather skip the drink, and skip the remorse, and save the calories. For me, it's much more fun NOT to drink than to drink.