It’s Time To Stop Glorifying Alcoholism

Gina Clingan
6 min readJul 4, 2022
Photo by Roberta Sorge on Unsplash

Most of my life, I never touched cigarettes or drugs, and alcohol never appealed to me. When I was 22, I entered a toxic friendship with a girl who had a bad relationship with alcohol. At the time, I just really enjoyed her company, and started drinking socially when we were together. Unfortunately, it got to the point where we couldn’t hang out without getting absolutely drunk, which usually happened every weekend…