Are You Concerned About an Alcoholic Child?
Trying to cope with a son’s or daughter’s alcohol abuse is one of the most difficult challenges in life. Their problems become ours, as objectivity goes out the window. It becomes a never-ending cycle of crisis and rescue. We pay for doctors’ bills, treatment center stays, attorneys’ fees, rent, food and cars, often at the expense of our own financial security. It is difficult to say no because of the underlying fear that, somehow, we’ve caused the problem.
Many people come to Al‑Anon for the support and understanding they need to handle this heart-breaking situation.
I can be my best regardless of what the alcoholic is doing
I can be my best regardless of what the alcoholic is doing… Alcoholism is sometimes referred to
Four ways my Al-Anon Sponsor helped me deal with fear…
Four ways my Al-Anon Sponsor helped me deal with fear… Throughout the holiday season, some family members find
Dancing in the Rain
My journey toward the spiritual life I’ve found in Al‑Anon began when I was a young child growing
I Can’t Do This Alone Anymore
It was a normal, nice day. Things seemed to be going so well—until it happened. Not again! I
Just go… We have all been affected by the family disease of alcoholism…
Just go… We have all been affected by the family disease of alcoholism… While the holidays represent
Reaching Out to My Daughter with Kindness
When life throws me another curveball, like my alcoholic daughter having a baby, I start obsessing about how
“Do You Love Me Today?”
Growing up in an alcoholic home, I lived amidst instability and insecurity daily. Unlike children who grew up
I “Do” Belong in Al-Anon
All my life, I’ve struggled to feel that I belong. As the only girl, I felt distinctly different
How alcoholism affected my family…
How alcoholism affected my family… a member’s story In this video, Teddy, an anonymous Al‑Anon member, shares
When I decided life wasn’t worth living
When I decided life wasn't worth living... I remembered my therapist & her Al‑Anon recommendation During September,
A Professional Feels Challenged
Tradition Eight: Al‑Anon Twelfth Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
The Strength to Let Go
The most difficult thing a loved one of an alcoholic is asked to do is to let go.