An addict’s story: a constant fight with your enemy


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“Mom, you smell bad.”

These are the heartbreaking words of Penelope Stavropoulou’s 3-year-old daughter, while she was kissing her goodnight.

In a powerful speech, she shares the story of how she became addicted to alcohol. She talks about her near brush with death after trying pure alcohol one day when everything else had run out. She warns us that alcoholism does not make distinctions and that it could hit anyone, anywhere, at anytime. She points out the pitfalls and excuses alcoholics make to themselves to deny they have a problem.
Penelope Stavropoulou is a recovering alcoholic with a powerful message: “It takes immense effort to recover, it requires a change in both lifestyle and mindset, but it can indeed be done.”

Video edited by: Pnevma Productions