I consider myself a miracle when it comes to alcoholism recovery. I was once diagnosed with chronic alcoholism, yet I have been sober since September 11, 1995.
So what qualifies me to develop a website about the subject of ALCOHOLISM RECOVERY? I’m not a medical doctor. I’m not a psychologist. I’m not certified in addiction medicine. But I am someone who knows a thing or two about the subject of alcohol addiction recovery – because I am living it.
As to the disease of alcoholism, I lived it from all different perspectives. I believe there is a genetic component involved here. Again, I don’t have the medical education or certifications to back up this belief. All I know is that I come from a long line of alcoholics. Although it would be interesting to know about the generations before in my family tree, I do know for certain about my immediate family members:
√ My paternal grandfather
√ My paternal grandmother
√ My maternal grandfather
√ My mother
√ My brother
√ And Me. All alcoholics. I am the only one on this list to seek help for recovery from alcoholism. DENIAL runs deep in my family. Incidentally, I am also the only one on this list still living. All died prematurely, either the direct or indirect result of this disease.
So is there a connection between genetics and alcoholism? Is it a hereditary disease? From the looks of my family tree, I would conclude that it is. If you disagree with the theory of genetic predisposition, it’s really of no consequence to me. You also may not agree that this is a true “disease”. That’s okay. Debating the nature of what it is or why people abuse substances to the point of dependence is not my goal in developing this website.
MY GOAL IS SIMPLY THIS: To be of help in whatever way I can by telling you my story of alcoholism recovery and NEW LIFE.
• Are you currently struggling with substance abuse or addiction?
• Are you concerned about someone you love who has a drinking problem?
• Are you an adult child of an alcoholic?
• Has anyone told you that you are “codependent” and you don’t quite know what that means?
I understand that, too.
• Are you on the road to alcoholism recovery and seeking NEW LIFE?
Believe me, I understand!!
Please read on.
"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you."
Check back often to monitor the progress!