For Bruce, alcohol was the solution to every problem. From stress and anxiety to real loss, booze was his magic elixir that made it all disappear. But the constant blackout nights brought with them even more trouble. Despite the perpetual cycle of drunken mistakes and continued escalation in drinking, he found new ways to rationalize his self-destructive behavior. Drinking was a part of who he was. And an existence without it seemed inconceivable.
He takes you through a life where nights with missing pieces of time were the norm. And how there was a haze that overshadowed everything, even his happiest memories. He shares how far he fell before finally willing to change. And the long road back in recovery that required him to completely shift his perceptive in order to remain sober. He also explains what he discovered about the many reasons he drank so much for so long. And how he was ultimately able to come out better on the other side.
This is a memoir about overcoming the grip alcohol can have on us. About learning to live life again after the bottle and facing the world with sober eyes. And finally discovering one’s true self. This is a story that will resonate with anyone who has struggled with addiction. And will give hope to those looking to change their lives for the better.
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Bruce Hidasch grew up in rural Minnesota. His twenties were spent serving in the United States Air Force and then attending college where he received his B.S. and M.S in the field of Geophysics. Those years were also filled with countless blackout drunk nights. As he entered his early thirties, he knew he had to make a change before his excessive drinking completely ruined his life. After four years of sobriety, he decided to write a book about his struggles with alcohol and how he was finally able to put down the bottle. He now resides in San Diego, CA where he continues to live a healthier and happier life free of alcohol.