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How a Parent’s Drinking Can Impact Their Child – A Personal Reflection

There were many, many signs all throughout my life as to the severity of Momma’s alcoholism. I, however, was in deep denial for years – I didn’t want to face her reality because I wasn’t facing my own. As a result of a traumatic childhood – one filled with child abuse and sexual victimization – I developed eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, self-harmed, abused substances and battled various mental health issues such as depression and delusions. It became obvious as I reflected back – as Momma’s drinking and mental health conditions worsened, in particular bipolar and dissociative identity disorder, my own mental health spiraled downward and I grabbed onto anything that I could to cope, often, to the extreme.By my Read More…
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