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I have struggled with the curse of alcoholism for a long time now. I am 43 & female. I did a detox in May very successfully but relapsed late summer. I am now worse than I ever was. I have tried for the last few weeks to cut down but I cannot believe the amount I have to drink to avoid withdrawal symptoms...I tried to go cold turkey last night and it was awful...I had very little sleep, was sweating and every time I did fall asleep I jerked awake from nightmares. I am thinking of calling the same hospital that helped me in May but I'm very scared. Last time I had to send my kids away, My husband (not the kids dad) is teetotal and totally supportive of me so I want to know if I can ask that this doesn't happen. I was abused as a child and then by my ex husband so it is very hard for me to send them to him...I really, genuinely think they are safer here,
I am having counselling for the underlying issues that have happened to me. I would really appreciate anyone that can advise me on what i can say to keep the kids here. I should say that I do have a job, I'm a functional alchololic and most of my drinking takes place when they are in bed. I'm not saying this is a good thing...just a fact. Any help very gratefully received
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