Step 5. Admit to God, ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Dear The family of Sarah Fol liard, The disease I have is alcoholism. I got this disease before I moved to the United States, when I was a child growing up in France. It is a French tradition to drink wine at every meal, as did my family. I soon became addicted to the taste, and when the bottles disappeared my family never suspected me.
As soon as I became old enough I misused my privilege to possess alcohol. I, a married 29 year old became an alcoholic and I spent my evenings at the bar. During all this I used my small families money to buy alcohol for myself, and we soon started to have money problems, and then my husband and 2-year-old daughter left. I then got fired from my job and my house was taken away. Instead of solving my problems I drank them away. I then went to go live with my parents, who soon realized I had a problem, and signed me up for Alcoholics Anonymous.
I went to the first few meetings, but it didn’t work out. I soon started to skip the meetings and go to the bar. My parents once again found out and we had a fight. I left the house with their car, and went to the bar. Since drinking had seemed to solve my other problems, I drank more than ever. Being irresponsible I left the bar driving my own car, not having a designated driver.
I drove to what I thought was the way home; little did I know I was on the highway heading North. After driving around crazily, I passed out swerved into the southbound lane and hit your daughter, Sarah’s car. I woke up the next day in the hospital sober and lucky to be alive. The doctors then explained to me what had happened, my heart stopped. I walked to Sarah’s room to take a look at her condition. The told me that she had lost almost every drop of blood on her body, her body had swelled to almost three times its normal size, and her chances for survival were slim.
The belief of most of the Unites States used to be that alcoholics were mean spirited, good-for-nothing, lazy, wretched men who liked to fight frequently and swear in excess. With the stereotypical television drunkard being homeless, a gambler, or just a plain loser, this myth was perpetuated. The myth was perpetuated until Cheers came along. It gives unrealistic portrayals of alcoholics in ...
As you already know, later that week she passed. Although this is a horrible experience I have tried to make the best of it. I have been in AA ever since the accident and haven’t taken a single sip of alcohol altogether. Me, my husband and daughter are back together, and I have patched things up with my parents.