By Women Fitness Magazine
Original Source: womenfitnessmag.com
5 Ways Drinking Alcohol Can Affect Your Motherhood : Alcohol is a destructive substance. It has the power of ruining your life by affecting your health, relationships and finances. But the worst part is, your drinking can also affect the people closest to you.
When I was little, my mother was an alcoholic. She suffered from depression, and alcohol was her way of escaping those feelings. She was lucky my father found out about her problem on time and looked for help. It took a lot of convincing, but my dad finally got her to accept she had a problem and go to rehab.
I’m the oldest of three siblings, and I’m the only one who remembers her alcohol addiction in detail. My brother and sister were too little to know what was going on. My mom got better soon enough and we had a safe, happy childhood. But this episode affected me big time. I developed severe emotional problems. That’s just one of the ways children can be affected by their parent’s drinking.
I grew up to become an alcoholic myself, but I don’t blame my mother for that. She was actually the one who helped me the most during my recovery. I experienced growing up with an alcoholic parent and being an alcoholic. I’ve been sober for 9 years now, and today I would like to share with you 5 ways in which alcoholism can affect your motherhood…click here to continue reading