Steph Barnes
Updated Jan 03, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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Alcoholism affects people from all walks of life. According to alcohol statistics provided by the Talbott Recovery center, alcohol poisoning kills at least six people every day. Wow. Almost makes you want to reconsider that night of drinking you’ve got planned this weekend, huh? Warnings about the dangers of alcohol abuse and alcoholism are everywhere. We’ve learned from the tragic stories, we’ve seen all the campaigns, and we know not to drink and drive. Thankfully, for most of us, we understand. We think everything in moderation is a good rule to follow.

Besides the harmful physical effects, there are so many emotional effects of alcohol abuse that most of us can’t even imagine having to deal with. Like loving someone who’s suffering from alcoholism — a mom, a dad, a significant other. It can probably feel like a rollercoaster of emotions that you didn’t even want a ticket for and getting off seems impossible.

But you are not alone in this struggle. Here are 14 heartbreaking confessions about alcoholism taken from Whisper:

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We’ll be back soon, we’re busy searching for all the broken pieces of our hearts.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from alcoholism or any other form of addiction, please visit recovery.org to find the best helplines.