My name is Charlie J Lofus and this is from the barstool to the beach. This blog is the story of how I managed to quit drinking and experience things that I could once only dream of. Over the years I have dealt with anxiety, depression, alcoholism, weight problems and self-esteem issues. Thankfully, I came through it and hopefully, by sharing this message I can help someone through it also.

I never thought it was possible. I expected to live my life under a dark cloud, miserably shackled to a bar, a prisoner to my addiction and devoid of life. If you think the same then I can assure you it doesn’t have to be the case.

It wasn’t easy but it was worth it. Life, my outlook and my inner world are things I now hold dear. I never expected it to be the case.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you well on your journey,


To try and not succeed is not failure. To never try is to fail.

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