National Director talks about the effects parent’s drinking has on children

An interview with Jerry Moe, National Director of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Jerry speaks about the effects of a parent’s, or other loved one’s, drinking on their children.

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Al-Anon member shares her experiences dealing with family members’ alcoholism

Julie, an active Al-Anon member shares her experiences dealing with alcoholism in loved ones, and how Al-Anon helped.

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Al-Anon helps during spring break and summer vacations

Janet and Sharon, both active Al-Anon members, talk about how Al-Anon helped them during spring break and summer vacations.

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Keeping the focus on myself

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery from Al-Anon Family Groups. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members what it means to them when they hear the suggestion to keep the focus on themselves, and not on the problem drinker in their life.

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Current alcoholism research and how it involves family members affected by someone’s alcoholism

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  In this podcast, you will hear an interview with Dr. Kenneth Warren, Acting Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), as he discusses current alcoholism research and how it involves family members affected by someone’s alcoholism.

 

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Alcohol Awareness Month connects families to Al-Anon

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.   This podcast will discuss a professional’s concern for families whose parents or young people have a drinking problem.

Robert Lindsey is President and Chief Executive Officer for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.  NCADD founded National Alcohol Awareness Month.

 

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A counselor refers women to Al-Anon Family Groups

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  This podcast will discuss a professional’s concern for women who have been affected by a loved one’s drinking.

Valerie Montgomery’s private practice, “Beyond Beautiful,” is in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She specializes in counseling women.

 

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A counselor recommends Al-Anon

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  This podcast will discuss a professional’s concern for families who have been affected by a loved one’s drinking.

Alexa Smith is Chemical Dependency Counselor at Serenity Renewal for Families in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been interviewed in “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2013,” under the title,  “Dealing with the elephant in the living room–alcoholism.”

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Our lives became unmanageable

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members how they came to realize that their lives had become unmanageable.

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Would the drinking stop if he or she loved you?

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members if they ever thought the drinking would stop if the drinker really loved them.

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Do you feel like a failure?

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today Candace, Roger, and Carol will tell us if they ever felt like a failure because they couldn’t control their loved one’s drinking.

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Do you ever lie to cover up the drinking?

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today Ann, Bob, and Anne will tell us if they ever told lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking problems.

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