I started binge drinking at 14 and became addicted but now I'm sober trends now
A woman has opened up about her struggles with alcohol and drugs from a young age, after she became addicted to binge drinking at the age of 14.
Abi Feltham, 35, from London, started drinking cider from the age of 14 just like her friends, but her issue was, when they stopped, she would still carry on and hid bottles around her room and her family's house.
She moved from cider to hard spirits, began taking drugs and got involved with the wrong crowds, drinking until she would black out.
Now sober, Abi, who has lived over Asia, Sydney, New York Ottowa and Tofino working in hospitality jobs, before moving back to her home in UK with her mum when the pandemic hit in 2020.
Abi Feltham, 35, from London, started drinking cider from the age of 14 and became addicted to alcohol. For almost two decades, she struggled with her addiction, before quitting drinking and becoming sober
She's revealed she's fallen in love with herself after becoming sober, getting a serious partner and finding a passion for bodybuilding, Abi is worlds away from who she was over a decade ago.
Abi explains: 'When thinking back, it makes me feel sad for who I used to be and that woman who had no hope. That woman who was hurting herself and on such a destructive streak.
'I would just drink to get black out drunk every day. I would work in restaurants and hospitality jobs just so I could drink on the job.
'I tried to end my life and I was severely depressed. Throughout my life I have had mental health issues and I have always had a difficult relationship with alcohol, I've always been a wild child rebellious and partied too hard.
Abi, pictured now,
The former addict admitted she would drink from the moment she'd wakeup, and all throughout the day
'I was in a relationship with a guy who got sober, but he introduced me to crack cocaine and I fell into this really bad cycle.
'Any money I made from working I would just spend straight on alcohol, every day. My boyfriend at the time would go to work and I would spend the day drinking a whole bottle of tequila and he would come home and I would just be blackout drunk.
'I would drink from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to sleep and I wouldn't care if I lived or died. It got to a point where my boyfriend who I was with in New York, put me on a plane to Canada to live with a mutual friend as he couldn't cope with me anymore.
Abi, pictured now, admitted that during her binging years, she dated a man who was sober from alcohol, but would no crack cocaine
Abi lived around the world, and embraced the party lifestyle, but she was deeply unhappy and was admitted into a psychiatric hospital for three days after attempting to take her own life
'It was there I tried to end my life and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for three