Being a recovering alcoholic myself this is very close to my heart, we all drink or take drugs because deep inside our minds we are unhappy and struggling, I was struggling and very unhappy inside because of the death of my mum who I was very close to, being sexually abused for many years from a very early age, finding out my dad wasn’t my dad after 18 years, coping with being disabled and also coming out as gay.
We all have demons and problems in our lives, but some of us can’t cope as good as others and some if us are weak.
I was one of those people who was weak and my strength at the time I thought it was, it was a bottle of vodka a day from morning till night, I thought it was helping me to cope which in a way it was until the next morning and I even worse, but then I would just pick up the bottle and drink again it was a cycle that I was on for a long time, but in the end as it started to ruine my life and my health.
I was arrested for a public order offence and being drunk and disorderly and I was told if I was to carry on and I would lose either Dean or my life and I am ashamed of my past but this was the wake up call I needed and it helped me to turn the table, it was extremely hard to do it and I did cold turkey but I had the support and I haven’t drank since then and that was 9 years ago.
So when you see a drunk staggering or someone sat looking druged up, oh you know someone with an addiction I would like you please ask yourself one question before you judge them and that question is “wonder why he or she is drunk or drugged up” Red Nose Day