After 30 years sober my house burned down, kids were grown and gone, and I had one double screwdriver.
Within a month I was drinking a fifth+ daily for two years.
Had a pneumo rt. lung and after that was fixed (they were unaware of my being in DT's and treated me like a psych patient.
When I finally came around (had to have booze brought into me in hospital or die) Haldol is not the drug of choice for detoxing alcohol patients.
I didn't fit the profile for a psych admission and kept walking from detox so they figured I would qualify as a geriatric patient and locked me down with 8 Alzheimer patients.
Eight days later I was sober and in the 3 months or so since getting out of detox I've made this site. http://homestead.com.retirednitenurse/index.html
check out the message my son placed in the summary section.