While doing some research about living a sober life after years of alcoholism, I came across an unexpected book on alcoholism.
Eileen P. DeClemente wrote a book about her experience of alcoholism and recovery. What is unusual about about Eileen is that she has alcohol induced dementia. This is the first I have heard about the link between alcoholism and dementia at such an early age.
This is taken from Eileen’s website:
“Eileen DeClemente was 11 years old when she took her first drink. For 26 years she used drugs and alcohol to absorb her pain.
At the height of her addiction she was taking more than 90 pills a day.
By all accounts, Eileen DeClemente should be dead.
ALIVE is the inspiring story of one woman’s battle back to sobriety and a family who loved her through the darkest years of her life.
This courageous story recounts the details of an addiction so consuming it nearly killed her and destroyed her family. In this raw and riveting memoir, Eileen shares her fight to recover and live. Finding courage where their was no hope, she shares her defeats, her victories and the story of her present struggle with alcohol induced Dementia.�
To anyone who has ever battled an addiction, and to the people who have loved them. This story is for you.”
I have not read the book yet but I thought that many of you mind find this inspiring and interesting. Here is some.
To read more about Eileen or to purchase her book, visit the website: www.eileenisalive.com.