Seek help It’s dumbfounding to learn that some never seek help of any kind with severe alcohol abuse. One wife says, “If my husband had sought help, he would have been admitting how serious my problem was. It was a big family secret.” But other people emphasize the importance of not going it alone when …∞
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Al-Anon Speaks for Itself Part 1 A wife, father, husband, and daughter describe what it is like to love someone who has a drinking problem – an alcoholic. The wife says, “I didn’t live in reality at all. I covered up and made believe.” The father says, “When the police came and told me the …∞
Anyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Great Uncle George may have always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking behavior is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaller all her life – she started having a drink each night to help her get …∞
Al-Anon Speaks for Itself A wife, father, husband, and daughter describe what it is like to love someone who has a drinking problem. The wife says, “I didn’t live in reality at all. I covered up and made believe.” The father says, “When the police came and told me the charges against my son, it …∞
It is important to put the responsibility for dealing with the alcohol problem squarely on the person in question while continuing to love him or her. What works depends on the individual. Doing the "right" thing can depend on how severe the alcohol problem is and on how in touch with it the person in …∞
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