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Looking back, my drinking built up very gradually over a twelve month period. At first, it was popping into my local for a couple of pints and a read of the newspaper around 1pm. Then I started doing two sessions a day: afternoon and evening. That turned into one long daily session, starting at 8.30am. I was never alone. I needed to be amongst people so I drank in a crowd. There was always a big table of us and we’d match each other drink for drink. Were they my friends or were they people I happened to drink with? I didn’t do anything else with them. I just drank with them. Every day.
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