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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)
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.
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.
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
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...
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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……
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......
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
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....
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....
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....
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.
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
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