Did You Grow Up Living With an Alcoholic?
Are You a Teenager Living With an Alcoholic?
One in four children under age 18 in the United States is affected by a parent’s abuse of alcohol. Growing up in a home where one or both parents are alcoholics can have life-altering effects on children, with long-lasting emotional and psychological scars.
Al-Anon Family Groups’ latest Membership Survey reveals that more than half of members’ lives have been affected by a parent’s drinking. Listen to the podcasts and read members’ stories to get insight into the help and hope they found in Al-Anon.
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
When I first came into the program, my priorities were informed by the family disease of alcoholism and
Recognizing & understanding my unnamed hurt
Recognizing & understanding my unnamed hurt In "Recognizing & understanding my unnamed hurt," Carol, an anonymous Al‑Anon member,
“Do You Love Me Today?”
Growing up in an alcoholic home, I lived amidst instability and insecurity daily. Unlike children who grew up
How alcoholism affected my family…
How alcoholism affected my family… a member’s story In this video, Teddy, an anonymous Al‑Anon member, shares
From One Generation to the Next
Before going to Alateen, I often felt alone and lonely. I did not want anyone outside of my
The Last Alcoholic
When my mother, whom I called “the last alcoholic” in my life, died at 90, I felt surprisingly
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.
Getting Off the Rollercoaster
The last six years of my life have been a rollercoaster, both physically and emotionally. At times, I
I took his drinking personally
His drinking ruined my plans... And I took it personally Many people question why the family members
Weakening the Impact of Alcoholism
Growing up in a home with active alcoholism permanently stained my soul. But in Al‑Anon, I’ve learned that