At 30, My Gray Area Drinking Problem Spiraled Into Alcoholism—And I Lost My Dream Job


“We all did it. It was all part of being young, fun, and single in the city.”

By Irina Gonzalez

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Three years ago, I woke up from being blacked out with a massive hangover and mini bottles of liquor all over my nightstand. Looking around the room, I quickly realized where I was: The hotel room I was staying in during a conference for my new job. But—to be honest—I wasn’t sure how I had actually gotten there.

After quickly losing that job, I had to admit what had just happened. I had relapsed into alcoholism just a couple of weeks after turning 30 and landing my…click here to continue reading