Mom Kept Drinking Secret From Loved Ones

"I think it was a relief. I knew that I needed to go, but I just kept putting it off, you know and I'm very grateful to them," Tina said.

Just an hour after the intervention, with her bags already packed by her friends, Tina was on an airplane headed to Florida for 30 days of intensive rehab at The Orchid Recovery Center.

The hardest part of rehab, as so many who have attempted it say, is returning home. A stable support system, experts tell us, can often mean the difference between staying sober and falling off the wagon. Tina found her support system -- those same friends who had sent her off to rehab -- waiting at the airport to welcome her back.

"She sounded great, kind of the old Tina. Her head was clearer and she just sounded ready to take back her life and take back control," Rhonda said.

Everyday Poses Challenges for Recovering Alcoholic

Now home, the challenges facing Tina are daunting. Experts report that as many as 90 percent of people who leave rehab will relapse at least once. As Tina begins taking back her life without the crutch she once felt she so desperately needed, she realizes that even the most mundane of errands can be a minefield.

A recent trip to the supermarket demonstrates how easy it could be for Tina to fall back into old habits. With her young daughter running down the aisles and her nerves wearing thin, Tina is tested.

"This is about when I get frustrated and head straight for the wine aisle which is just around the corner," she said.

But when her daughter tries to put wine in her cart Tina stands her ground. "No we're not going to buy any today because mommy doesn't need it."

Tina continues to fight her addiction everyday because she knows the people she cares for most are counting on her to beat it.

"I want my kids to be proud of me. My son's super cute. You know, I'll tell him, I'm going to go to a meeting and he's like, Mommy, is that the meeting that makes you feel better? And I say, yeah, it is. He's like, okay, don't be late."

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