Where do I start my story? When my son was about 15/16 years old he started giving us trouble at home. He became volatile, critical and sour to have around. It kind of crept up slowly though—not an overnight thing. He had friends I didn’t like and he lied a lot, which I would find out about later.
Many of us think of those in their 50s and above as mature individuals who’ve raised their children and now can enjoy some leisure. Unfortunately, for many of the UK population over 50, their senior years are marked by damaging levels of alcohol use.
With drinking so common in our culture, even at a young age, it is important to have some guidelines. The best place for families to start in determining what their alcohol consumption policy is, is to set clear rules and expectations before any drink is poured.
Binge drinking is a problem throughout the year but when it comes to special occasions such as Christmas and New Year’s, alcohol consumption can go out the roof.
I recently heard an interesting story on the radio of a family torn apart, one child growing up with a solid and sober father, while another brother grew up with a drunken mother.
At Narconon we do not use drugs to help someone with addiction to come off their substance of choice. The withdrawal procedure involves 24 hour supervision and relevant one-to-one care along with the use of very specific vitamins and minerals, alongside simple yet effective techniques to help the person get relief from the adverse symptoms withdrawal can bring.
I have recently picked up some more good news in the newspaper. This time from the Evening Standard on Wednesday 16th.
If you see these signs, then alcohol use has reached a point where it is no longer under control. Learn the signs and don’t wait to take action…
You do not generally see people taking drugs right out in public. You and most people would probably be quite disconcerted to see someone shoot up or snort in front of you. This is not the case for all drugs though.
Being here , I have learnt that it is not enough to hide away from things. That I need to face them and learn how to handle them and I really can. Before, I would either want to drink or go shopping to make myself feel better.