Books on dating a recovering alcoholic

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He was so wasted he couldn’t bring his fork to his mouth and then spilled the entire plate of pasta down his shirt.Sobbing, I went to the bathroom to discover an empty liquor bottle he had hidden behind the toilet.We were supposed to go to his parents’ mountain house for a long weekend.

You cannot change an alcoholic; he or she has to decide to get help and change on his or her own.

His door was locked, so I asked a neighbor to break in.

There he was, bottle of vodka in hand, drunk and sleeping.

I hadn’t spoken to him in a few days when I received a call in late 2012 that he was in the hospital. I entered his hospital room and immediately started crying. He had been diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, which occurs when the kidneys cannot remove waste.

His body was being pumped with fluids and the nurse told him that if he continued to drink, he could die.

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