The first time it happened it must have been terrifying.
At her age she probably didn’t even know what was happening.
But in her state she probably didn’t even care.
And despite the terror, the confusion, the absolute horror at what was going on – it wasn’t enough to put her off.
The next day she just started drinking again.
She drank to stop the hallucinations.
She drank to stop the shaking.
But nothing helped.
For Phoebe Haffenden drinking was at first a way to increase her confidence.
She never had friends, she was always an outcast and bullied.
Phoebe says she came from a happy home – with a stable upbringing and a loving mother and brother. But she never felt like she fitted in.
She was just 15 when she had her first drink. She would soon be drinking a litre of vodka a day.
It started off weekly, then quickly progressed to daily.
Phoebe told the Daily Mail ‘I couldn’t stop and I was soon hitting the bottle from 10am to about 3am or 4am the next morning.
‘I was running out of money and soon turned to cheap cider to feed my addiction.’
Her mother, Kate, a cleaner and her younger brother Ben found her increasingly out of control and had to ask her to leave the family home.
‘I was sleeping on friend’s sofas and floors and there were times where I came very close to sleeping rough.
‘I could walk the streets until 4am before I’d find somewhere to crash.’ She told the newspaper.
It was only months after she left home that she found herself in the A&E in the resuscitation room. She had been self-harming and drinking.
The hospital told the teenager that if she carried on drinking she would be dead within a few months.
Phoebe was a teenage alcoholic.
She was drinking up to six litres a day of the cheap cider.
But things got even worse.
Phoebe started waking up next to men she didn’t know.
‘I got myself into some awkward positions when I was drinking,’ said Phoebe. ‘I had quite a few one night stands that I do regret.
‘There was one night when I went to a party with a friend and I didn’t know the guy I woke up next to.
‘I was confused where I was and my friend had to explain what had happened. Most of the nights were a blur.’
A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health earlier this year found students who were compulsive drinkers were four times as likely to have had sex they later regretted.