Dying for a drink is a true story of the chaos and hurt caused by an alcoholic. The author writes about time spent in multiple rehabs, both in the U.K and Sydney, Australia. She writes in the hope that her story will encourage other alcoholics and addicts ( which can be anybody addicted to anything ), that they will see in their own stories the similarities rather than the differences. The memoir depicts her rapid decline after crossing the ‘ invisible line ‘ and shows how her loved ones were devastated by her behaviour and how they lived in fear that this illness would lead to her death. It chronicles too, her hope, surrender, and freedom amid the sobriety from which she is sharing her journey and the beginning of relationships repaired, with both family and self. The author has bettled alcoholism for 12 years and been medically detoxed eleven times, eight in rehabs and three in hospital.