Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA as a result of the meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon who were both hopeless alcoholics. They realized that alcoholism was a disease that could be treated by a system of applying spiritual values to daily living. Both men began working …∞
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In an easily understood, beautifully illustrated style, “Daddy’s Disease” helps families to navigate the difficult waters of alcoholism. Tommy doesn’t know why his father doesn’t show up for dinners, or soccer games or why he acts funny sometimes. Tommy thinks it’s because his father doesn’t want to be with him, that he hasn’t been the …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous Guidelines Relationship Between AA and Al-Anon (from AA GSO New York) The Fellowships of Alcoholic Anonymous and the Al-Anon Family Groups have a unique relationship. They are naturally drawn together by their close family ties, and yet the Twelve Traditions, the General Service Boards, and the General Service Conferences of both Fellowships suggest …∞
Families and friends of alcoholics can help find hope and help in Al-Anon/Alateen Those who live with alcoholism often live in fear: fear of abuse, fear of anger, fear of trusting others. Al-Anon Family Groups (including Alateen for younger members) is a source of understanding, help, and hope to families and friends of alcoholics. The …∞
Enabling Addictive Behaviors – The Co-dependents Nemesis Allowing a loved one to do something may not be in their best interest, or yours. This may come as a surprise, since we usually think of making something possible for someone a good thing; but in families struggling with addiction, “enabling” means giving “help” that actually makes …∞
Lois W, wife of Alcoholics Anonymous’ Co-founder, Bill W, recalls the time in AA when there were few members and no Big Book In the early days of AA things were really different. For five years there was no Big Book. The only way to communicate with people was to go tell them, so that …∞
Today I Will Trust Today, I will stop straining to know what I don’t know. To see what I can’t see. To understand what I don’t yet understand. I will trust that being is sufficient, And I will let go of my need to figure things out. You are reading from the book: The Language …∞
Reconstructing the alcoholic family. World view change in co-dependents, Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon self-help groups. We examined the processes through which 20 committed members (aged 29-52 yrs) of self-help groups for adult children of alcoholics experience alterations in their perceptions of family of origin. Results suggest that world view transformation in the family of origin …∞
The Adult Children of Alcoholics syndrome and providing strategies for living a normal life as an adult.
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A Checklist of Symptoms Leading to Co-dependent Relapse: Co-dependent : A Person who has let someone else’s behavior affect him or her and is obsessed with controlling others behaviour Denial Patterns: I have difficulty identifying what I am feeling I minimize, alter, or deny how I truly feel. I perceive myself as completely unselfish and …∞
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