Sharing – What’s It Like To Overdose On Alcohol?

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by Screedler on January 28, 2016

Most recovery programs involve the act of sharing your story, whether it be one on one with a professional, in groups held by various recovery groups, or rehab.  Sharing allows individuals to talk about what happened, how they got there, and where they are at now in their recovery as well as any problems they experience along the way.  This type of sharing can be highly therapeutic.  If the individual who is doing the talking has built a successful recovery then can inspire other members.  It is one of the main reasons why people continue going to the meetings even though they have been sober for many years.

This courageous young woman is sharing her very personal story with the world on her personal blog in hopes that it will help someone else.  Warning, it’s a no holds barred account; but luckily has a good ending as she is alive with no permanent damage.

Today is my 21st birthday, a day I have been looking forward to for quite some time now. Due to an event that happened about six months ago I will not be taking birthday shots and getting wasted tonight. Instead I plan on having dinner and maybe a glass of wine with my closest friends and family. I am writing this because I didn’t realize the importance of drinking responsibly until I was waking up from a coma, and I don’t want anyone to go through what my family and I went through. I ask that you share this with your friends, family or anyone who may benefit from reading this. If I can help just one person by sharing my experience, then I will be absolutely ecstatic.

Read what happened on her personal blog https://hlottritz.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/drinking-responsibly/

Good luck Hannah and thanks for sharing.

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1 Blake C January 29, 2016 at 10:52 am

What a chilling story involving alcohol. People still think because it’s legal that means it must be harmless. Makes no sense to me.

Working in treatment, we had a patient who left our facility and tried to do some “controlled drinking”. Fast forward 2 weeks and he’s in a coma for 23 days. The saddest part of that story is that as soon as he woke up, he left AMA from the hospital, and is back on a binge. Powerful disease.

All my best to Hannah. I hope this post wakes some people up.

-Blake C
TreatmentCandor.com

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