Alcoholism chat - just a short one. Jane restarted her binge, as mentioned. She cannot stop this binge and I have no legal right to stop it. If I do it would be false imprisonment. Strange that. Maybe it's not so strange. She has the right to decide what happens to her. If I forced her to stop by, for example, locking her in her room, she would eventually sober up sufficiently to scream and there would be pure mayhem. I would be committing a crime. If a hospital drug her sufficiently to stop her moving or being conscious that is not false imprisonment. So that is the only way to get her to stop.
She forced me to buy some more Vodka yesterday. She has been on a binge for about 2 weeks, or so, by my estimation, which is her longest. She will no doubt lose her job (at some time in the not too distant future). She is not, in fact, fit for work and must consider some other method of living. We could survive without her working. This depends on me staying with her, of course.
I am about to call an ambulance to take her to hospital. As I said, it is the only way to get her to stop. She simply can't do it. This is the worst I have seen her. She has given up completely and has said during this binge that she thinks she is dying. I think if I let her carry on she would be right. She even made a half hearted attempt at committing suicide during this binge by taking sleeping tablets as well as Valium as well as anti-sickness pills. This actually helped as it put her to sleep and stopped her for a while.
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