How Two Women With Alcohol Use Disorder Get Through the Holidays
How Two Women With Alcohol Use Disorder Get Through the Holidays
December 3, 2021
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People with alcohol use disorder often struggle during the holidays because of stress — a common trigger for drinking, according to one expert.

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

Original Source: everydayhealth.com

Lucy Rocca, 46, began binge drinking when she was 13.

“I was a party animal and grew up in the ’90s. I was into the party scene,” she says.

Rocca, a native of Sheffield, England, was married by age 23. She had a daughter within the same year and about five years later was divorced.

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Courtesy of Lucy Rocca

Being a single mother wasn’t easy for Rocca. She began to drink more heavily whenever her daughter visited her father.

One weekend in 2011, Rocca says, she went on a “big, scary binge” and drank three bottles of wine instead of her usual one. She blacked out. A passerby found her and brought her to the hospital. Hours later, when she awoke, she didn’t remember what had happened.

“It was very scary and the worst thing that ever happened to me during drinking. It was a massive wake-up call,” she says.

Once Rocca made the decision to stop drinking, the only option...click here to continue reading



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