Ten green bottles? ‘Just a little something to unwind’. Ways of Wisdom Helen Thorne photo: iStock That’s often how it begins. A drink, alone, rather than with friends. A second to help forget. A habit that grows slowly, with few – if any–of our loved-ones spotting the initial signs. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.