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LETTER: Take responsibility for addiction

SIR, – Sometimes we sit back and think what have we done with our lives.
I am a 47-year-old woman and finally I can see what damage I have caused to all the people around me.
I am an alcoholic and for years I have tried to stop drinking alcohol.
It is not until I have started to detox that I have realised the time I have wasted drinking – the damage that I have done to family, friends, members of the public, members of Victoria Police and hospital and ambulance staff.
It is time to take responsibility for all the choices I have made. It’s time to realize the alcohol intake was my choice and only I can change my behavior.
It’s time to stand up and finally acknowledge that I am the one who drinks alcohol and only I can change my ways.
No, in case you are wondering, I have not detoxed completely.
If you have this disease-illness, please think about those around you.
Withdrawal is hard with any substance. It is a day-to-day battle, but I beg you to think of all the people who you affect when you drink alcohol.
You make your own decisions – nobody forces you to drink the alcohol.
Be positive and change your life. We can all do it!
Michelle Hutchison

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