One of the hardest things for recovering alcoholics to do is to move on with their lives without alcohol. For those who found themselves dependent on it, it is often like parting with a good friend. But the key to living without alcohol is realizing that alcohol is not your friend. It has caused you a lot of trouble in your life and created pain and a sense of failure. Some people have lost jobs, spouses, and respect due to their addiction. That’s not what you want to be any longer. It’s time to move on.