Here is my sentence that I need help completing:
He was always emotionally and verbally abusive towards my mom but it never got physical until June of 2014 (that I’m aware of). The alarming increase in not just the quantity of booze he consumed but the amount of time he spent consuming it is _________________.
I am trying to say that he probably always wanted to hit her but never did because he could restrain himself, however, the increase in alcohol is what lowered his inhibitions thereby allowing his emotional abuse to graduate to physical violence.
Is the best way to say it the way that it's written above? I feel like the term is RIGHT THERE but I can't seem to grab it!
Thanks for any insight. I just found this site and am officially OBSESSED.