There are a few ways I could start this: Hi, I’m Ana, and I’m an alcoholic. Or: I’m in 12-step recovery. Or: I have alcohol-abuse disorder.
Maybe: Hi, I’m Ana, and I haven’t had a recreational drink or a drug in ten years, ten months, and three days. But here’s the one that feels the truest: Hi, I’m Ana, and I don’t want to drink today.
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