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IDENTIFICATION PARADE - IS THIS YOU? Audio Version
on from the launch last month of this exciting new column, here we hear from
the housewife who drank at home. If this rings true with you, write in and let
us know. We'd love to hear from any househusbands too.
- At one time the admission that I was
and am an alcoholic meant shame, defeat and failure to me.
- The only incentive that I had ... for
getting dressed in the morning was to get out and get "supplies" ...
- I should have realized that alcohol was
getting hold of me when I started to become secretive ...
- I did my hiding in the hampers and in
my dresser drawers.
- ... but I wasn't conscious of the fact
that I should stop. I kept on.
- To me, taking a bath was just being in
a place with a bottle where I could drink in privacy.
- Finally I didn't care; I was beyond
- I taped the keyhole on my door because "everyone was out there."
- As long as I worked ... I didn't
drink. But I had to get back to that
first drink somehow.
- Mere cessation from drinking is not
enough ... while the need for that drink goes on.
- The fellowship I found in A.A. enabled
me to face my problem honestly and squarely.
- I took everything that A.A. had to give
- A.A. gives us alcoholics direction into
a way of life without the need for alcohol.
The Housewife Who Drank at Home, pg 295