Real Stories, Real Recoveries
By Dr. Alan Gordon, Medical Chief, Alcohol & Drug Addictions, Butler Hospital
A middle-aged, married plumber first began drinking when he was a teenager and had not gone more than a month without consuming alcohol since he was 16 years old. Both of his parents are alcoholics and his mother continued to drink up until her death. Her death led him to the Outpatient Detoxification Program at Butler Hospital 6 months later. He stated that initially after his mother died he began drinking more heavily but he then became afraid that he was headed down the same dangerous path his mother traveled. He decided instead to use her death as a motivator to stop drinking completely. After completing the program, he began a 12 Step aftercare program he attends on a weekly basis. Though he’s only months into sobriety, he has found great motivation in helping others entering the program and connecting with others who have been living sober for decades.
This excerpt is based on real life circumstances and events, but personal details have been altered to protect patient privacy.
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