• Chapter 8- Get the help you need

    It's your choice. You can choose to deduct years off of your life or you can choose to add years to your life. Life can be amazing if you make the right choice. If you or someone you know suffers from alcoholism please seek help immediately. It is never too late to get help. Do it for yourself and only you. The quicker you seek help the longer you'll be around for yourself and your loved ones and the longer you will be able to enjoy a beautiful life. Life is short and we all unfortunately figure that out a little too late. I miss my mom each and everyday I wake up, and I will for the rest of my life. With her not being here she will miss out on so many of life's greatest experiences. Watching her grandchildren grow, watching my brother get married, birthdays and holidays are just some of life's greatest memories that she will never get the chance to watch. I hope this blog helped you to realize there are millions of people out there just like you. Battling each and everyday. "Each day affects the next."

    My mom only used hospitals to try and heal her. She used the hospitals to get through the symptoms but never stayed at them long enough. She would always check herself out once she felt well again. I wish she had tried rehab at one point. Maybe with professional help she could have gained some strength within her to defeat alcoholism. She didn't get that opportunity to do so. Her life was cut short and she has left me behind to try and help people see what alcohol does to husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, aunt, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and friends. With my stories, memories and voice of inspiration. Hospitals, rehab centers and AA meetings are all available in each and every state for alcoholics to get the help they need. Don't count the days, make the days count.

    Alcohol help:

    • www.aa.org
    • www.addictioncareoptions.com
    • www.ncadd.org/
    • www.aa.org/bigbookonline/
    • Alcohol Hotline- (800) 331-2900
    • Alcohol and Drug Helpline- (800) 821-4357
    • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline- (800) 622-2255
    • Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline- (800) 252-6465