Sunday, 15 June 2008

Alcoholism Chat

Alcoholism Chat - a quick update. I am currently working for a few weeks which takes my time. Jane is feeling the pressure of work and says she feels exhausted. One of her work colleagues who is new to the job (like Jane) also said she was tired. This is the breeding ground for an alcoholic binge.

When I came back from work at about 3 pm she was back home from her early shift and had obviously had a drink as she was slurring her words while watching the Nadal/Novak Djokovic Stella Artois final. She went to bed very early indeed, tired from the job and made tired by the booze.

Because I am away from home more at the moment working I am worried she will feel free to bring back booze and drink it thus drifting back into her bad habits when she used to have a 4-10 day binge every 3 or 4 weeks. A binge means drinking one bottle of Vodka per day every day and going to hospital for several days at the end of it.

Wait and see. I do my best to encourage her to stop. Jane agrees she is slipping back but as usual says she won't drink again. She always says this and it is totally meaningless and she knows it.

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I'd like to hear the experiences of both alcoholics and the victims of alcoholics, please.