by Tina Eady via The Corsair
May 21, 2013
Filed under Health & Life

During her 14 years of marriage, Laura A., who declined to provide her last name, became an everyday drinker. Her husband, George A., was a binge drinker who drank on weekends and holidays.

George had a job in advertising that paid well. They had two kids, belonged to two country clubs, took trips and remodeled their house.

One New Year’s Eve night, the couple was preparing to go out when her son accidentally broke a dish. Laura began to scream and rant uncontrollably at her son.

“It just triggered me, right there in front of the babysitter,” she says. “I screamed so much I hurt my throat, and it was just an accident.”

The most recent Gallup poll states that drinking has caused trouble in 30 percent of families. Addiction, without treatment and recovery, can and will literally tear families apart and destroy strongly bonded friendships, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

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