Am I an alcoholic?
We all drink a few drinks a day, right?
I work, take care of my children, take my responsibilities. But after 10 years of drinking quietly, but structurally too much, I start noticing the consequences. I always feel so horrible in the morning, I can’t concentrate more and more, fall out to people who don’t deserve it and I keep isolating myself.
When are you actually an addict? What is the role of society and our culture in this and what does a withdrawal process and the recovery after really look like? If that is clear to me, I will start treatment for my alcohol addiction. How difficult is it, what does my environment think and are you really an alcoholic forever?
The search for “silent addiction”, one that many people suffer from but do not know or don’t want to acknowledge. Because an alcoholic is not just someone who is lying drunk under a bridge with a bottle of cheap liquor.
Follow me in my search for answers about this kind of addiction and my own process to recovery.
crew & guests
Concept, production, direction, comms/PR and subject 😉
Camera and edit
Journalist and coach
ex addict, actor & friend
Professor Psychology at RUG, specialized in addictions
Ninette van Hasselt
Program director Alcohol at Trimbos Institute
Writer title song