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  • for me one drink was like a bottle for me one drink was eight years it was

  • never just one

  • I work at Google and I was going for a promotion which is a very strict process

  • and I have to create a packet of all the good things that I do it was hard

  • because I just I didn't have a lot of self-worth and reflecting about what I

  • was doing for the company it was difficult because I felt like I wasn't

  • doing anything for them as much apparently I was succeeding at my job

  • and I was just crying all the time now is that the Wellness office and I

  • saw that Google had ten free counseling sessions and so I I called that number

  • and they asked how they could help but I was just like I just want to stop crying

  • my therapist picked up pretty quickly that I was likely abusing alcohol and

  • every session we would talk about about like how much I had that week and like

  • why I was drinking so when I stopped drinking it was like this really big

  • lever was just turned off and I could see so much more of my life

  • having the Employee Assistance Program saved my life I don't know that I would

  • have stopped drinking as early as I did I feel like my life hadn't crashed down

  • around me yet for for employers to be inclusive its supporting like if someone

  • comes out and says the third recovery like supporting them in that management

  • training of hey let's say there is like a big team event like making sure that

  • there's something for everyone to drink but being a part of a company that

  • treats you like family that accepts you for wherever you are makes you care

  • about it more and I care about my team and I like I feel welcomed by my team my

  • life is so full and I'm so grateful for it

  • you

for me one drink was like a bottle for me one drink was eight years it was

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