Alcohol kills. Yes, it really does. But it’s often a slow and very complex decline and the ‘cherry on the cake’ of already blighted lives. This UK research study into Assessment Reviews of people who died from alcohol shows how complex it is.
We must learn to stop stigmatising. First, we stop stigmatising ourselves: so many of us were beaten up verbally, or even physically in our childhood, which creates the terrible void of never being, nor feeling enough, which in turn results in addiction.
If there is anyone in your family struggling, just remember to be there. We can’t heal them, but we can treat them as humans who are struggling. And this is not codependent behaviour in my book. Put your oxygen mask on first, remember…..
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This post was shared with the Boozemusings Community by Annette Allen, an active member of BOOM Community Rethink the Drink and the author of An Ethiopian Odyssey
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