I was hoping someone on here could give me some advice....
My wife has just been dianoised with depression, as well as this she is a recovering alcoholic.. I guess I should start at the begining..
In August 2008 we had a bad car accident and my wife and child was injured quite badly, after a few months they were fully recovered, but I noticed that my wife had started to drink quite heavily at home. I didn't see this as a major problem because she was drinking in the house instead of going out, until I found out that she was hiding alcohol in the house. I confronted her and she addmitted that she had a problem and she wanted help. After seeking help she was told that it could be several months before she could get the help she needed as we couldn't afford to go private.
The drinking started to affect her work and she ended getting sacked.. with this she decided to go cold turkey, knowing the concequences she went for it anyway and ended having an alcohol widthdrawal seizer and ended up in hospital. Although it was bad in hospital she got all the help she needed and came out of the hospital alcohol free. I thought Great we could start rebuilding our life, but two weeks later she was back on the alcohol but drinking more. Soon she wouldn't leave the house when she did she would have panic attacks. I got the doctor in and he diagnosed her with depression. He gave her tables to relieve the problems but not at a high dose due to her drinking.
She has a home detox this week to come off the alcohol again, I am so scared it won't work again and life carry's on the way it has been doing. I am just having trouble to cope with it all, but I feel guilty because I know the pain she's going through.