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I’ve quit drinking, and I’m happy to talk about it—but Britain still doesn’t want to

Now that I am sober, I see that we are too tolerant of alcoholism and too indifferent to the suffering it brings

By Nick Cohen   September 2017

Hi, my name’s Nick and I’m not an alcoholic. At least not anymore. For most of my life, I have been what the British euphemistically call a “heavy drinker.” On 1st January, I stopped and that seems to be that. I fell off the wagon late one night. But it was just a slip rather than a descent into perdition. I got back on, and have been sober since.

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