Alcoholism is one serious addiction that is crippling our society and has broken a lot of homes (family). My uncle was an alcoholic. At the start he said he was just an occasional drinker until his so called occasional drinking turned out to be a daily drinking.
His addiction was mild at first because he still recognizes and respects his family member even when he’s drunk. However overtime it turned worst because every time he’s drunk he already hit his wife and kids and basically does not know what he is doing when in the influence of alcohol. Well, he always felt sorry when he gets sober.
One night he was drunk and has hit his son. In the morning his son told him that he almost forgot that he is his father and if only aunt (his mom) was not there he could have fight back or killed him.
Uncle realized that his addiction to alcohol is leading them to a shattered family so he decided that he would go for alcohol detox treatment which had been offered to him by his family member for a long time. Uncle was aware of the process and of the emotions and other feelings that he would go through when getting to this process that is why he did not took the offer before.
It’s a good thing that he volunteered to go through it. At least we now know that his heart is on it. Meaning he is now prepared for it. He decided that he would go to a rehabilitation center while going through this process because when in the center, he knows that there’s no way for them to look for alcohol as oppose to home treatment where he can easily go out and run to the store for alcoholic beverages when tempted. He knew that this is not a complete treatment rather the first step to get rid of his addiction.