Our Sons Drinking Is Out Of Control

Our Sons Drinking Is Out Of Control

Our Sons Drinking Is Out Of Control.

Early onset Alcoholism 


The first time Billy got drunk was when he was 12. Apparently he and his cousin found a guy who bought them a pint of tequila. The two went to a field near our home and drank it. Billy landed on our front porch. It was after dark, Betty and I heard a loud noise on the porch so I went to investigate, there he was, spread out on his back. His arms and legs were scratched up and his shirt was ripped. We panicked, we thought he'd been beaten up. We got him to sit up and he got sick all over his mother. He reeked of booze. Betty and I stared into each others eyes with horror. We put him to bed with a bucket so if he got sick again.

Our first thought was who did this to our son? 

We wanted to know who purchased them the booze. We needed to blame someone, In our minds Billy was a perfect child, he had to have been forced to drink. Denial started early, we wanted to blame someone else for Billys behavior. We never got the answers we were looking for and as time went on the issue died. The next time he got drunk that we know of was when he was 16. He and a classmate were found by police in the classmates car passed out in the field parking for the county fair. They were released to his friends Dad and we got him home.

Our sons drinking is out of control.

For the next few years our lives were hell. When he would leave the house we had no idea how he would return. His grades were horrible, he totalled my new car, He'd get so drunk he would sometimes wet the the bed. The only thing we knew to do was to ground him forever. We would keep him at home. That didn't work and when he turned 19 we were lost. I had a friend in Alcoholics Anonymous so I went to him. He said our son need “tough love” we had to get him to a 90 day residential drug and alcohol treatment center. He said that instead of trying to keep Billy locked down at home we should tell him he has two options. He could either hit the streets or go into treatment, one or the other.

We told him he was leaving and it was his choice, the streets or treatment . 

Billy chose treatment and we were so happy, That gave us hope. I knew AA worked for my friend, maybe it would work for Billy. It did, treatment was a life saver, In treatment he was medically detoxed. He had great therapist who helped him deal with his alcoholism as well as other issues. Billy discovered he didn't have to do this alone, he has support. Betty and I learned about the disease concept of alcoholism. Billy got sober in treatment and has been sober 3 years now. He attends AA meetings regularly and has a sponsor. He's in college now and just made the deans list. We are so proud of him. We have our son back.

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