Trauma

I always thought I was over sensitive. This might be explained by the latent alcoholic disease or perhaps how I was brought up. In hindsight it’s probably a combination of both circumstance and cognition. The value system I held as a youth didn’t equip me with the coping skills necessary to deal with violence, beContinue reading “Trauma”

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Perception of Alcoholism

Relapse is something all alcoholics are threatened by and in my experience my sobriety was fragile enough to break under pressure. Support can be found in Alcoholics Anonymous, Treatment Centres and Rehabilitation Clinics to prevent relapse through peer group discussion, Addictive Voice Recognition Technique, Psychotherapy etc. However, I’m going to discuss the period of timeContinue reading “Perception of Alcoholism”

Home Detox

Dependence on alcohol has consequences. These consequences aren’t considered when in the midst of heavy alcohol consumption. My experience of drying out follows. Following a prolonged period of drinking I would stop because the balance had tipped towards absolute annihilation. I was afraid of dying but equally afraid of coming off the drink. My stifledContinue reading “Home Detox”