My family has had a problem with alcoholism and drug addiction for the past three generations (of what I know). I figured I was just going through a stage (I am 23), and that drinking like this was normal for my age. I lost employment as a hiking guide this morning because I slept through two alarms for I was out late drinking. My father asked me if I had a drinking problem when I returned home today, and I think I may. I have told myself to stop drinking, and I only drink once a week now since I have gotten out of college, but when I do, it is a fucking train wreck. I ended up in the drunk tank a month ago. I just cannot stop once I start Today is the day though, I lost revenue and finally realized that perhaps what I figured was social drinking has affected my life in a negative fashion so now I must make a serious life style change.