Victoria Vanstone can pinpoint the exact moment she knew she had gone too far with her drinking.
The mum-of-three had come home from a night out drinking with her mother's group where she had admittedly "overdone it".
"I was sick in my handbag in the taxi on the ride home," the 44-year-old told Mamamia. "I went out in a beautiful sequin dress and came home with vomit all down me."
After stumbling through the door, her husband told her to get in the bath to clean up.
"I got in the bath and he hosed me down, like a muddy elephant."
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The next morning she woke up with a terrible hangover and two young kids to care for.
"It was one hangover too far... The next day I was totally non-functional. I wasn't capable of looking after my child. And those feelings are so overwhelming that it's like your body's reaching out and you need to do something about it."
"That day I thought I cannot do this anymore."
Lying in bed, she was met with the same feelings of shame she would always have after a big night out.
"I had this anxiety of not knowing what I had done the night before, and my behaviour, and how I'd been. But as a parent I had responsibilities now and I would have a baby crying in the room next door while I had my hangover."
"Having all of that guilt and shame of not being a functional mother on a Sunday morning eventually led me to think 'I need help'."
So, in March 2018 she decided to make the phone call and reach out to a local therapist.