to help others addicted to alcohol

I was addicted to alcohol for many years.  I tried to quit other times but, had no support from wife (ex) or few others.  Friends kept coming around, playing music and hanging out.  I would give in and then the whole process would begin again. 
The feeling of failure, sadness, etc.  I didn't think I could ever quit.  Finally, it had to come from inside me.  I had to quit for me or die.  I chose to quit and live.