"Now, she hopes that more people dare to seek help."
"In a year Ellen Bergström kept away from the alcohol."
"Now she shares about the fight – and hope that more people dare to seek help."
"– There are so many people who have problems with alcohol, but it is so taboo to talk about it, " she says to Nöjesbladet. "
"a week ago, posted actress Ellen Bergström, 29, a instagraminlägg where she wrote that she had been sober for a year. "
"' Never had I imagined that I would be able to write the sentence. But it is true, and I am so jäääävla proud and happy for it!” she writes, among other things. "
"During the Wednesday starred Ellen Bergström in TV4's ”After five”. In the program talked to her about how bad the alcohol made her feel and that the people in her surroundings told of how she was completely personlighetsförändrad when she drank, which she develops for Nöjesbladet. "
" When I drank, it was like I could not stop drinking, even if I wanted to. I so wanted to but couldn't, everyone else around me drinking and it was that I normalized the alcohol. It was more normal to drink than not to drink. I tricked myself that I have not had any problems, " she says. "
"the Day after a night out, she could wake up with anxiety, something she believes may have been the result of the chemical reaction of alcohol. "
"– Actually, didn't something have happened, it was just anxiety anyway. It was like I was looking for problems."
"She has several times tried to live a sober life but have fallen back since many in her surroundings drunk and she was then normalized to its attitude to alcohol. "
"But now she has been sober for a year and say that much depends on that she's seen, over their own environment."
" I have also gone to AA meetings. One of my closest girlfriends took me there. I surrounded myself with people who do not drink, then I don't know if it is a must to stop drinking, but I think it may be good to look over her circle of friends."
"”One should not feel shame”"
"Ellen Bergström says that there are many who have heard of and said that they recognize themselves in her situation. Now she hopes that more people seek help for their drinking habits and share some tips. "
"– It is of course very individual but what I can say is to search for information where they live, seek to öppenvårdsenheter and go to AA meetings. You can bring his buddy in an open meeting and just listen to see if they recognize themselves."
"– You must admit you have a problem, dare to understand. It comes to take it and not feel any shame, for there are so many people who have problems with alcohol, but it is so taboo to talk about it. "
"the alcohol helpline are trained to give advice over the phone."
"They are there as support for those who want to change their drinking habits. Even the relatives of someone who has alcohol problems can receive support through the call."
"alcohol helpline can be reached on the telephone number: 020- 84 44 48."