Friday, 12 December 2008
Family Tensions Encourage Alcoholism
Little bottles of Vodka -- photo by notfilc
Although there are a lot of stresses going on in all our heads including Jane's, Jane has a particularly stressful relationship with her family in part due to her alcoholism. It is a vicious cyle clearly but it starts with the family and she has gone up to see them, particularly her Mum. He sister lives near her mother but declared that she was not able to see Jane. That might change. But in Jane's case family tensions encourage alcoholism.
The thing is this. Jane has barely gotten over her mega binge. She is tired. She is alone going up to see her mother. She finds it stressful seeing her mother. She will have the opportunity to buy a little bit of booze in a little bottle which she can conveniently hide in her little handbag. A little sip will smooth things over just a little bit............
When she called me from the train she sounded fine. When she phoned me from her Mum's she sounded ever so slightly drunk. Here we go again...
I might be wrong. I might be right. She might stop and be fine tomorrow. Or are we in for fun and games? Stressful family, fractious family + drunk family member = trouble. We wait and see. If I get a call from Jane tomorrow all will be well. If it's her sister all is bad and the premise that Family Tensions Encourage Alcoholism will be born out.
Update 16th December: She turned out fine. Jane may have had a little drink going up to her mother but she was OK the next day and came back from the trip sober -- well done Jane.
Family Tensions Encourage Alcoholism to Alcoholic Rows
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