I was an alcoholic for 9 years. December 16th was a year sober for me.....I find myself sometimes thinking of all the red flags that told me to change my ways. Some I didnt see, many I did and ignored..... The health issues I encountered but since reversed thankfully.... The DUIs The fights, lost friendships and relationships....there have been many One I am thinking about currently is the time I spit on a policeman because I was a 10 minute walk from my apartment when he pulled up and tried to get me in the drunk tank. I explained how I was so close...just let me walk home or drive me? Since it is so close....he denied so I said "go fuck yourself than" and I spit in his face. He handcuffed me and beat the piss out of me. I mean, he slammed my face against the steel bench in back of the paddy wagon. He whooped me. It is a miricle I never lost any teeth. Just nerve damage around my cheek....I am fuckin dumbfounded nothing broke in my face. I woke up in the drunk tank with a terribly swelled up bruised face. Black eyes, a big cut along my neck lol....I had a tiny mole on my neck..it got sliced off in the beating....It could of been worse, I did technically assault a police officer....But maybe he figured the brutal beating he put on me was enough...In which case I am thankful I guess...Or maybe those charges would of got me sober than....the ultimate hard way...meh anyways.. Nothing could have been done about it the morning after. I was pissed and was told "Do you want to go back in there?" When I gave them shit......I cut my losses and left....I am glad I got out still young(27) and am over a year sober....But damn..I wish I knew to quit it after that....or before lol. Oh well....guys, your stories?