In June 2017 I was facing crisis point.
I was facing financial ruin due to debts in excess of £60k, living way beyond my means and working 50+ hours a week to try and make ends meet.
I was in danger of losing my house and stress and pressures of work were also contributing to my rapidly deteriorating mental health.
I had sought comfort in alcohol and food for years. After two failed marriages and other personal traumas, I did it to cope with my feelings of pain, loss and loneliness. My drinking was beginning to get out of control. I was drinking to excess regularly, including at work social functions and the impact was affecting my ability to function day to day.