The Is An Alcoholic And Her Family Essay
The show then goes on to show us the experiences in her life. Her mom remarried when she was 11. The mom and step-dad were big partiers and did not provide a good family life. Sandi felt abandoned, like the kids were an afterthought. She married at 18, had twin daughters and a son who had a mental disability. Soon after, her husband left and she felt abandoned again. She began drinking at age 25 because alcohol eased the feelings of abandonment she felt.
Once she becomes a grandmother, she stopped drinking and had "found herself" again. Shortly thereafter, her son is in an accident and suffers additional brain damage. He starts acting more violently and the stress causes her to relapse and she starts drinking constantly. She daily consumes a liter of gin, along with many glasses of beer and wine.
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