Broken bones, broken glass, broken home and broken promises, the unacceptable had now become the acceptable. Physical and mental abuse, topped off with alcoholism, a progressive illness slowly stripped me of any worthwhile beliefs and the values I once possessed.
The consequences’ of my drinking rapidly became more serious, then began several attempts of getting sober. Doctors, social workers and a CPN offered me medical treatment and support, I thought I was cured. Ultimately over a period of nine years, my ability to sustain a lengthy period of abstinence became more of a struggle as my mental health deteriorated. Read more