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    I’m not really posting this for me, but to share with those who are struggling. I found out today that my mother’s sister, my aunt, died. She had been dead for 3 to 4 days, in her apartment, and someone called the super to inform them the lights had been on the whole time and the mail not picked up. She was 70.

    The coroner has to do a toxicology test. You can imagine that her apartment was starting to smell. My aunt was an alcoholic. Just like my mother, who died 11 years ago from cirrhosis , and me. She had been in and out of rehabs for the last 8 years.

    So, I know that 70 is not a young age. However, her life was a living hell for a very very long time. This is what strikes me:

    She was dead for 3 to 4 days before anybody noticed.

    This is the isolation of the alcoholic. 3 to 4 days. I’m sure she never planned on dying that way.

    If you or somebody that you love is still just not getting “it”..well this is what not getting “it” looks like at the end.

    Life is a precious gift. I am so very grateful today that I have been given this gift of sobriety. I will continue to do my best not to end up like my mother, my aunt, my grandfather, my grandmother…

    Please, reach out and take the first step if you are struggling today.

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