Six powerful paragraphs from my UK blog buddy, Graham, about the hard road he, his wife and daughter traveled to his sobriety. A beautiful piece. Everything I know about alcoholism I learned through this guy’s URL.
Recently highlighted by BBC news is a campaign by Liam Byrne MP who is trying to get a national strategic plan and more helplines for children of alcoholics to get support from. My daughter brought this to my attention as she had heard an article about it on the radio yesterday. The figures quoted are that currently in the UK there are 2.6million children living with a parent who has a problem with alcohol.
In discussing this with my daughter she stated that she frankly didn’t even consider me as being part of her life until she was about 10 – 11. I got sober when she was 8. How did I feel about that? Firstly it didn’t surprise me. I have very few memories of my daughter as a small child. I was into my last few years of heavy drinking, I was avoiding responsibility and was frankly simply zonked…
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