The following is an excerpt from my memoir, Saturation.
When the police arrived, I didn’t wait for them to come into the house. I gave Dick a five-minute head start while I smoked a cigarette and finished my drink. Then I walked outside barefoot with my cell phone and introduced myself to the four police officers standing with Dick next to the gate at the end of our driveway. I wouldn’t see the inside of our house again for another month.
As far as I was concerned, I was being rescued. I was being rescued from Dick and I was being rescued from the part of me that reaches for alcohol. I was a puppet to my compulsion to drink and by living with Dick, I was permitting them both, inviting Dick and alcohol, to destroy me. I was a tragedy for it…
My book, Saturation is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Saturation-Memoir-Jennifer-Place/dp/1461018129