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Had it all. Lost it all

Posted by Sillver Surfer on 7 September 2016.

To every body that knew him my husband was a successful person.  He had Grand children who doted on him and family members that had told him how concerned they were about his drinking. He had been warned on several occasions. However he has been a functioning alcoholic  for the past 12years.   Sadly both his parents died within 6 months of each other and instead of accepting the help that he was offered he decided to seek solace in cans of extra strong lager.
Gradually the lager took the place of a good meal and eventually he was eating very little.
Unfortunately over the past couple of months he has been acting very strangely. Not really understanding questions, not sure what he Is doing and constantly losing and hiding things. 
Sadly in May of this year he had a massive stroke which has been caused by the drinking and far from having a charmed life he is now in a nursing home requiring all care. He also has alcohol related dementia.
What a waste of a life. I am now left to pick up the pieces and try to explain the his grand children what happened to their grandpa.


Icarus Trust
19 Sep 2016

It's difficult to read your very sad story. I really hope that you have family and friends who are able to give you help and support to pick up the pieces. If you feel that it would be helpful to talk with people who would understand please contact The Icarus Trust. We are a charity there to support people like yourself dealing with a loved one's addiction.
You can contact us on or visit the website 
All the very best.

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