I miss my sister everyday, now its 8 years we've been without her.
I hope that all those who have battles with alcohol find the strength to fight its clutches. Its not just the addict that suffers through the consequences.
I also hope that one day we will have a government which will prioritise mental health and addiction support, providing proper accessible treatment programs tailored to peoples needs.
And that they will also consider a wider approach to alcohol control, like the tobacco control agenda which targeted many aspects ( advertising, packaging, labeling and health information etc). To better educate people on the true dangers of alcohol use.
Look after yourselves people.
With love for my beautiful Rachel.