Sometimes, regardless of whether we're alcholic or not, or if we've had previous problems or not -- life can be downright difficult.
The one difference I've observed in us alcoholics-of-my-type... regardless of how difficult it was to get a drink -- we had a will and a mind -- that found a way to get one.
And, in sobriety, regardless of how difficult of a time that life puts in front of us at the moment, sober AA's, seem to find a way to deal with it and over come it in a way that most folks would never think of.
What it comes down to, in my own humble opinion, is that most of us -- are nothing less that innovative inventors, true adventurers and explorers, and a real genius, when it comes to solving problems.
Don't let your problems get you down. Take some quiet time to relax and take it easy. Remember, that you've made it this far, dispite all the odds that were stacked against you -- and, that you're a real stepper. You'll find a non-destructive way to succeed, regardless of how much failure potential is stacked against you.
First things first. Life could -- take anything away from you.... other than your sobriety. Only you can give up your sobriety. And, with your sobriety, it may take you longer to solve a problem -- you will not be creating horrendous unsolvable problems -- while solving your problems.
This too shall pass. It will become part of your sober story -- that you'll share, of how, when all the odds were stacked against you -- you stayed sober, and you succeeded. And, your story, will not only benefit you, but it will help countless others, that will face problems smaller or even greater than yours. They can say that "if he did it -- so can I."
You'll be alright.