Why I Quit Drinking Even Though I’m Not An Alcoholic

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Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m not an alcoholic. In fact, back in my drinking days, I was what you would have considered a run-of-the-mill social drinker. I drank just like everyone else in my social circle: a glass of wine with dinner here or there, happy hours, social events. But, as a single, thirty-something — the social events were plentiful. There’d be dinner and drinks with friends and a round…