This book is written from the perspective of a person who grew up in the home of an alcoholic. Although much older now, I will always be the child of an alcoholic. My father died because of his addiction, and I truly never realized the pain he was in until he passed away.
In this book, it is my intention to share some of the experiences I had growing up in the home of an alcoholic, through and including his death. If you are facing an issue like this or have experienced this in your life, you will likely understand what it is like to be a part of a relationship like this. What you may not understand is that even though it may appear that nothing matters to them other than alcohol, there is a knowledge deep inside the person that really does know the truth and really wants the relationship but is scared to leave the deceitful friend behind.
It is my hope to touch the life of someone who is concerned about this issue and to give them encouragement to not let the life of someone they love be lost.
This story is being told “from a child’s perspective.” By that I mean, from my perspective, because I am the child of an alcoholic; though now an adult, I was raised in the home of an alcoholic. At any age, I will always be the child of an alcoholic, and the words you are reading are my perspective of growing up with an alcoholic father.
My father lost his life due to an addiction to alcohol. I have been searching for a way to reach out to the world to communicate and share my experience of growing up in the home of an alcoholic. My hope is to attempt to help people to understand that this drug becomes more important than anything else in their lives. I hope to encourage each person to not give up, to believe that under the appearance of carelessness for themselves and others, there is a person who, at the root of the issue, really does understand what is going on, but cannot or will not take what they consider a risk of leaving this powerful friend behind and come back to the ones that love them. With all this in mind, this book is written from the perspective of a person who has grown up in the home of an alcoholic. So....from my perspective....I will always be the son or the child of an alcoholic. My perspective is reality.
I have grown up and live in a small midwest community of less than 1,500 people. I am the Branch Manager at the company I work for and share my life with my beautiful wife and four wonderful boys. I believe in leading by example in my life in order to pass along a commitment to God, a trustworthy attitude and a life with deep passion, gratitude, peace, love and joy. I sincerely hope that I can touch the lives of others and change the path of people in a manner that brings these attributes to them.