Fred Parry attributes twenty years of sobriety to a rehab clinic, saying recovering from alcoholism was the best thing that ever happened to him. He is now a cellist, a music teacher, a husband and father. When his son Adam began battling addiction, Fred sent him to the same clinic to recover. He did for a short time, but Fred could not afford further rehab. Adam didn’t present like an alcoholic; he was well-spoken, intelligent, often reading three books at a time. But he was tortured and couldn't find a way out. Addiction took over when he started studying chemistry at University. He dropped out and was hospitalised six times for alcohol-related seizures. Fred was told by a doctor, ‘There's nothing you can do for an alcoholic, just lock them up and throw the key away’ Adam died after another seizure. He was 32. Mr Parry wants the Scottish government to improve access to addiction treatment services, including residential rehab.
‘I beat my addiction, but alcoholism killed my son’Written by David Fletcher 06 May 2022
- Pray: for the proposed Right to Recovery Bill to become law and for Christian Rehab ministries to grow, so that those with addiction problems can access the help they need. (Ephesians 5:18)
- More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-61274092