How do you handle drinking during the holidays?

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 have Crystal with us.  Crystal is an Al-Anon member whose holidays have included several awkward family situations.  She is willing to share some of the ways she handles a loved one’s drinking.

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2017-07-28T08:59:29+00:00 December 21, 2009|Categories: Alcoholic Spouse or Partner, Common Concerns|1 Comment

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  1. Helen December 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Just like Crystal said, I must be dysfunctional, just in a different way. I remember my father getting drunk, acting embarrassing and passing out. I truly hated the holidays and birthdays. This is hard to learn to be emotionally ok with the fact that people you love and you are supposed to look up to, are acting so stupidly. This makes me very sad every time. I have a lot to work on. The only way I know how to deal with it, is to ignore and isolate myself from social events completely. Now, I’m going through drinking and drug problems in my own family. This is very painful. 🙁

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