A year ago today, my brother-in-law decided that he had to stop drinking and get his life back together. He drank all thru’ Christmas till New Year’s day and he knew that he had to get help. Unfortunately, in our small town, we don’t have alcohol treatment facilities and when he went to the hospital to seek for help, the doctor told him that he didn’t have a spare bed to help him. How tragic was that? This town really needs a good alcohol treatment facility – not many – I’m just asking for one. Can you imagine asking for help and being turned away.
Anyhow, fast forward a year later, my brother-in-law haven’t touched a drop of alcohol since and he is now driving again after 10 years. Yes! 10 years! We are all very proud of him but wished that he had an easier time when he needed help and that the rehab center in the hospital would be more sympathetic to people like him instead of turning him away.
Tomorrow, we celebrate his milestone – but it’s sad that my mother-in-law who passed away a month after he quit drinking isn’t here to share this happy moment. Olivette, here’s to you ! both Richard and Chris are good boys ! you can rest in peace now.