when i was 16 my dad passed away due to alcohol abuse

when i was 16 my dad passed away due to alcohol abuse. it was during my GCSEs and we moved away quickly after. I felt totally isolated, i barely told anyone what had happened and it took years to feel comfortable explaining to people that I'd lost my Dad in that way. People tend not to talk about alcoholism in the same way as other drugs - it can be hard speaking about it as i feel i want to protect my memory of my Dad and not l;et him be judged. Yet what he did to himself hurt our family. i have learnt to forgive him anyway.