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I'm 67 when I retired I got too much of a liking for Vodka, whilst I was working after a stressful day I would wind down with a couple of beers which then became beers + wine which became beer + wine +vodka after I retired at 60 I didn't have the excuse to drink BUT I now realize I had become an alcoholic. My wife couldn't take it any more and we split up but still stayed friends and saw each other a couple of times a week and had Sunday lunch together one day she found me unconscious on my back in the kitchen result 5 weeks in hospital. After many test we got the results :- if I had been on my back any longer I would not be writing this add to that liver damage and brain damage. My drinking has spoilt what should have been our golden years. Why are we unable to see before its too late. Sorry for the rambling on just had to gat it off my chest.

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Sometimes you can’t see it when you are in it!! Try to look forward , try not to over think the past. Today is a new day a fresh start!!!

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Thanks for that 2 1/2 years without booze but I know I must NOT have just '1'

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Hello, my husband is an alcoholic and we’ve been separated for two years now because of his drinking. I thought that the marriage break up would be enough to sort him out but he just drank more. Two years on he has lost the tenancy on one flat and is possibly going to lose the tenancy on his current home. He has had umpteen falls, lost contact with his two kids and two grandkids and has no friends to speak of. To top it all he recently had a drink related accident which resulted in a toe being amputated. Each time something happens I think “this is it, this is his rock bottom” but no, he just carries on. He has end stage liver disease and suffers from alcohol related dementia so things are not looking good. He has had lots of support too - private detox, private counselling, AA, support from a specialist addition unit, you name it, he’s had it but he is still drinking. I think he must have nine lives. Apologies but like you I just wanted to get it off my chest. He has just been admitted to hospital for a controlled detox. Social services will then put a care plan in place for when he comes home so I am hoping and praying that this time will be the time he sorts himself out!

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Basically yours is my wives story, I wish you all the best for what you have done for him and hope he can sort himself for both your sakes, It won't be easy for him but its not been easy for you. I hope he can do it for you.

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Thank you, much appreciated. Hope you can stay strong and focussed too

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