May 5, 2017
“I’m an alcoholic and a liar,” says Aundrea. “Drinking wine soothes me because there’s constantly stuff going on in my head.”
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The mom of three says she hides her alcohol from her family so they don’t know that she’s drinking. She also admits that she steals from them so she has money to buy liquor. “I have become very sneaky,” she says.
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Aundrea’s 19-year-old daughter says their family is well aware that Aundrea continues to drink, even after she suffered a seizure, has been hospitalized multiple times and was told she could die by the end of the year if she doesn’t stop her reckless behavior. She says her mom is an embarrassment to their family.
But Aundrea insists she has been a good mother and grandmother.
“I was a PTA mom, I was everything,” she says. “My family thinks I’m stupid. They think my drinking is a willpower thing. It stresses me out and it makes me want to drink."
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