Thank you for this article on #FASD – you share the story of so many others. Your words speak volumes.
So 5 years ago today I had my last alcoholic drink, why is that important….I was an addict, 10 years of drinking from the age of 16. I started after being placed in a hostel because I no longer wanted to live at home, I became addicted to alcohol in a very short space of time, but I was born addicted.
What fuelled my addictition at that age was the death of my father due to his addiction, I was 10, and around two years later the murder of my classmate, both deeply traumatic for me at that age, not to mention all the early neglect I had been through that I mentally tried to block out constantly.
As the years past through my addiction, nobody detected my FASD, why???? Because the alcohol and drunken behaviours mask everything that was wrong with me, it covered my memory, anxiety, depression and…
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