September 15, 2017
Lisa says she developed a dependency on prescription pain killers over 20 years ago, and then switched to alcohol when getting pills became too difficult. She claims she didn’t start drinking “heavily” until three years ago when she was going through a divorce.
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“I drink two fifths of hundred-proof vodka every day,” she admits.
Lisa says that on some days she decides to quit drinking, but then has “massive” withdrawals. “I start throwing up blood, I can’t walk, I crawl, I just get lonely, and sad, and then I go back to drinking.”
Acknowledging she recently received her third DUI, Lisa says that when she does drink and drive – she’s usually just going to get more alcohol.
“I’m a really good drunk driver. I take extra care and precaution that I don’t hit other people. I wouldn’t say that I’m very drunk because I know that I’m driving, and I can stay on the road,” she claims.