Alcohol addiction story.
Interviewee Gillian McFarlane appeared on ITV This Morning…
A year ago I wrote a story for mother of one Gillian McFarlane.
A former alcoholic, she described how shockingly she gave her daughter Sara 1200 miles away so she could drink more. But as her story in the Daily Mail and Take a Break showed, you can get over such a shocking addiction and in fact Sara is now back with Gillian.
Gillian had already appeared on ITV This Morning to discuss how she lost Sara but she was invited back again to give the update on how she now has her daughter back and to help give insight into Paul Gascoigne’s situation.
Former footballer Gazza, who has fought a long drink addiction, was recently admitted to hospital for an emergency four-day detox.
Gillian said she has huge sympathy for Gazza as the compulsion to drink is so incredibly strong. She has now been sober for four years but never thinks of herself as ‘cured’. And she can understand how easy it is for Gazza to fall off the wagon.
It was wonderful to be able to give Gillian the opportunity to appear on ITV This Morning again where she was able to give viewers an update on her own situation – which is that she is so much better and thoroughly enjoying life with daughter Sara back.
After her trip to London – all the way from Glasgow (and Gillian only knew she was going the evening before!) Gillian said: “Thank you for the day in London Alison. It was a great adventure for Sara. xxx Thank you X”
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