Stunning Fact: 46% of American families lives are touched by alcoholism.
Toby Rice Drews is a licensed social worker/counselor who specializes in treating the families of alcoholics. Her series of books, entitled “Getting Them Sober” have helped numerous families of alcoholics to understand that:
“Alcoholism isn’t just about drinking. It’s a family disease. It causes the wife and kids to become as addicted to the alcoholic as the alcoholic is addicted to the booze. While the alcoholic lies passed out, anesthetized, his family goes through the years of his drinking, stark, raving sober. Their world is like no sane family’s worlds. They believe lies, expect miracles, have him locked up, bail him out, wish he were dead, and pray that he gets home safely.” Continue reading 'Getting Them Sober Foundation Helps Families of Alcoholics'»