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I drank because I felt uncomfortable in my own skin.
I felt uncomfortable in my own skin because of a sense of disconnection from people and the world in general.
This sense of separation was created by my ego-identity.
The ego-identity created a sense of separation so I could function as an individual.
This sense of separation is a useful tool.
When I recognize it as only a tool, I no longer feel disconnected.