A road toward self-destruction:
After years of drinking alcohol to cope with the stress of living, trying to be a mother of three children, and a wonderful wife; a woman whose name is being held anonymous to protect the innocent keeps trying to find her peace of mind through elusive sobriety and failed treatment programs. She cannot stop on her own and the negative consequences keep escalating and becoming clear in her social activities, family life, and her personal health. C. B. U. has been in many treatment facilities and stays clean and sober only for a while. As soon as she leaves the facility in which she finds a temporary protective shell from alcohol and from all the problems that she perceives in her mind, she immediately stops by the liquor store to buy her poison and relapses. After drinking again and again she argues that she does not know what happened. According to treatment facilities, she failed to apply a simple program of recovery that calls for honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness to surrender into a new way of life.
According to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic Statistical Manual 4th ed.), she fits the description, pattern, and symptoms for Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence. She also qualifies for Dependent Personality Disorder listed in the DSM-IV since she goes to any lengths to be taken care of, acts out dangerously, and avoids her personal responsibilities. She is able to stay sober while in treatment if she is under extreme care and away from her children and family. For this person there is only three choices if she continues her madness; jails, institutions, and death. She has had DUIs in the past and presently she continues to drive under the influence of alcohol. Numerous interventions from her family and counselors have ended in taking her car keys away from her for many days and usually until she has a few weeks sober.
C. B. U. has being in institutions several times and the next stop for her seems to be death. According to the book of Alcoholics Anonymous and many millions of alcoholics around the world who are now clean and sober, no human power can relieve her alcoholism and her only hope is from a simple spiritual program found in the Twelve Steps. This type of Spirituality has nothing to do with Religion. However, the program requires absolute honesty with herself and others, open mindedness to accept and seek help, and total willingness to take the steps required and to do the work of self-searching and helping others. This forty five year old woman has being under the care of therapists, psychologists, and medical doctors without success. Do you know anybody like her? Don’t suffer anymore the painful denial, despair, and consequences. Help is available in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Marijuana, Anonymous and more.