Like many others out there right now. I lost my job in manufacturing five years ago, and was not been able to find work for a while. I'm 53 years old and have never been married, but have two children for whom I'll always be grateful. Without them pushing me, I never would've gone into alcohol detox, and might have even wound up needing a liver transplant. I became an alcoholic mainly through depression and boredom. After about eight months of pounding the pavement looking for any job that would let me keep my house, I got frustrated and discouraged. With little money and even less motivation, I started drinking during the day to dull the pain and fill the hours. I always kept a six-pack or two of beer in the fridge, but it used to last me a week, not just two days. Even though I was becoming a regular at my local liquor store, I still didn't think I'd ever need alcohol detox.