I'm a Mum and a Doctor ... But Alcohol Has Become a Real Problem For Me
I've never done this before, that is, tell my story, but I think I've reached the end of the road here. I'm a single mum of a 12 month old boy, I'm a doctor and so obviously should know better, but I can't seem to stop this slide into nothingness.
It feels as though I'm the only one who has ever felt like this. I'm so worried that my son's father will take him from me, and perhaps that's better for my baby, but not for me. Am I just really selfish? I'm seeing a drug and alcohol psychiatrist, which is helping a lot, but I have had a big set back in the past few days.
Why is it that alcohol is the easiest way to escape? I know it's bad, I know it's ruining my health and affecting my relationship with my son. I've drunk nothing for 2 months; prior to this, I was drinking 2 bottles of wine each day, supplemented with temazepam and valium.
And no one knew, they still thought I was a good doctor (I do love my patients). Does anyone else have a similar story? I'd love to hear how you cured yourself. Thanks for listening, Michelle.