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May 11, 2017

The fun was over at 19. I am Joe, and I am an alcoholic

I drank for the first time when I was 13. I didn't get drunk, but I felt a sense of connection with the people I was drinking with (3 friends of mine)

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Jul 26, 2016

My Father Is An Alcholoic, How Do I Set Boundaries?

My father is an alcoholic, how can I set boundaries and have him in my lilfe? You need to specify what is acceptable and what is not, and follow through on your boundaries.

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Jul 15, 2016

Growing Up With An Alcoholic Mother

My story of growing up with an alcoholic mother. Our family dynamics, how we coped. Not sure why but at 24 years old I still feel responsible for her.

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Jul 05, 2016

Change Destructive Patterns

I grew up with a parent and relatives who always drank - you weren’t having a good time unless you were drinking. In my teens I started drinking with friends

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Apr 19, 2016

My husband's ability to stop his addiction has been a blessing

Five years ago...I was home with my three year old little boy, and my two week old daughter, waiting for my husband to return from work. It was about 6:30...

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Jan 11, 2016

Stay at Home Mom With 5 Kids and an Alcoholic Husband

Me and my husband have been married for 6 years now. We have 5 children, 2 of them adopted. He is a loving father, and works very hard to provide for his

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Jan 11, 2016

My Sons life of Heavy Drinking and Self Abusing his Health Worries Me

I used to wonder if he had a problem with drink when he was younger being around 17-19 yrs of age as one of his friends alerted me to his habits, not in

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Nov 10, 2014

Nowhere To Go

I am married to an alcoholic and feel trapped. He is a non-functioning drunk. I can't afford to leave him, and hate being with him. I am so alone and unhappy. Here is my story.

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Nov 10, 2014

My Last Try At Sobriety

My story - 26 years old and been an alcoholic for 10 years. My regrets, dreams, mistakes.... I've lost so many opportunities. This is my last try at sobriety and I'm incredibly scared.

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Oct 25, 2013

I've been a binge drinker for 30 years

I've been a binge drinker for 30 years resulting in DUI problems. I've always been sent to Alcoholics Anonymous for treatment. When I insisted I didn't

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Oct 25, 2013

Should I confront my daughter about drinking while she is in recovery?

Confronting your daughter depends on her attitude towards accountability and her commitment to recovery. While it’s good to hold her accountable, you cannot control the situation. Confronting an alcoholic while in recovery

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Oct 25, 2013

How does the wife feel needed and secure in our relationship as my husband starts his drinking program?

My husband recently decided to be sober, and I am struggling with feeling needed and secure. Ans: It sounds like you may benefit from some individual counseling. You should ask yourself questions like……

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Oct 25, 2013

I've been a binge drinker for 30 years and need help

I am a binge drinker and need help, but AA has not worked out. Ans: It sounds like you don’t fit into the traditional mold of AA and have therefore not been helped. Individual counseling......

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Oct 15, 2013

Miracle Treatment The Sinclair Method

I stopped drinking more times than I can count. During my last stint in rehab I was given naltrexone with no explanation how it worked. I took it daily

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Oct 04, 2013

Why do alcoholics prefer alcohol to their family?

Why do alcoholics choose alcohol over family? Answer: Their behavior indicates they prefer their substance to their family. However, in the alcoholic’s heart, I’m sure this is not true....

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Oct 04, 2013

Is my husband is a problem drinker or an alcoholic?

Is my husband a problem drinker or alcoholic? Answer: Based on everything you described, if he is not an alcoholic, then I’m not sure who is. Some common signs of alcohol addiction....

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Oct 04, 2013

How do I diminish the guilt I feel for leaving my alcoholic partner?

Why do I feel so guilty for abandoning him? Answer: This is a common phenomenon with women because women are nurturers. He is a grown man and getting help is his responsibility....

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Sep 19, 2013

Should I confront my recovering alcoholic son?

I suspect my recovering alcoholic son brought alcohol in the house, do I confront him? There is nothing wrong with confronting an alcoholic. Your approach during the confrontation is the most important aspect.

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Aug 23, 2013

Suffering from Acute Wet Brain Syndrome

I believe I am suffering from Acute Wet Brain Syndrome. I am 44 years old, very happily married mom of two cats and a dog. About two years ago, I began

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Aug 13, 2013

Question about someone who has drank in the past but doesn't now

HI! I have been seeing someone who has been clean for 8 yrs. He has a good job and attends meetings regularly. I met him Ballroom dancing as we both enjoy

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