A Day In the Life of An Alcoholic The day after Saint Patrick’s Day in 2010 is a day I will never forget because it was one of the worst days of my life. I woke up in a jail cell still half-drunk, covered in bruises, my hair a mess and facing felony charges of assaulting a police officer.
I’ve seen what the future can hold if I ever chose to start drinking again, and I don’t like it. Alcoholism leads to a life of pain, a life of regret, and an ending that most people would never knowingly choose.
Every person who has suffered from alcoholism or has had a drinking problem started out drinking like anybody else. It began as a way to have fun, relax and forget about the stresses of life for a while. Maybe it started out with a glass of wine and a nice meal or a way to get to know new people.
Let’s face it—sobriety isn’t always easy. Although it is extremely rewarding, if we are being completely honest, sometimes it can be hard. On the same note, being a parent isn’t always easy either, and although it is also extremely rewarding, sometimes being a mom can be really hard too.
It’s almost hard to believe that in the United States more people die from an alcohol-related death each year than from an opioid-related death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), long-term mental health risks of excessive alcohol use include anxiety and depression.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but recently I’ve seen an explosion on social media of memes that depict mom’s drinking wine in order to cope with their children.
Narconon Graduate Mike and his fiancée Sara Part of being a parent is wanting what is best for your child and wanting to them be happy. That being said seeing your loved one, particularly your child struggle with an addiction is a rather difficult thing to see.
Breaking up with alcohol was by far one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Because I loved alcohol and the thought of living without it not only terrified me but in a sick and twisted way it sort of broke my heart.