I had been straight for ten years until 9/11 hit and my whole world seemed to come crashing in. My children were 8 & 10 at the time and my family was very happy, healthy and strong. Now, 8 years later, my drinking is worse than ever. I recently found out my 17 year old is hooked on acid and "E". She is going down a very self-destructive path and I am fearful. She has seen me in some terrible states and has no longer any respect for me. What can I do to earn back her respect and alleviate some of the guilt and shame that I feel because of my awful behavior?
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