Monthly Review: January, 2015
In case you missed any of our recent posts: How Alcoholism Affects the Entire Family, Our Addicted Child, A Year Without and Roger Ebert is an Alcoholic. Thanks for partnering with Changing Lives Foundation to help struggling families.
How Alcoholism Affects the Entire Family
~By Jail Chaplain Joe Herzanek, Family Addiction Counselor and Author ofÂ â€œWhy Donâ€™t They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.â€
This article is included in the current FREE magazine download:Â Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2015Â (Page 21).
Alcoholism is devastating to all members of the family. Family members may have watched someone they love turn into a stranger. They ask, â€œHow did this happen? Why didnâ€™t we see it sooner? Are we somehow to blame? How do we make it stop? What if we canâ€™t make it stop?
Our Addicted Child:
That feeling of powerlessness was horrible.
~By Daniel Green (Recovering Addict)
Daniel Green interviews his parents on how they coped, living with an addicted child.
Daniel: So, first thingâ€™s first, what was it like living with a child in active addiction?
Mom: It was horrible. Horrible beyond words. We never knew what to expect. I never knew what to expect and thatâ€™s true of the big stuff and the little stuff. When I say the big stuff, I mean thinking you were going to get arrested, overdose, or die. You know whatâ€™s so bleak about having a child whoâ€™s also an addict?
At the end of your addiction, I wanted you to get arrested. READ MORE
A Year Without
~By Sharron K. Cosby, Riverview, Florida
Reprinted with permission: from the January,
2015 Guideposts Magazine.
It wasnâ€™t until she gave up something herself that she began to understand her sonâ€™s long struggle with addiction.
I thought I could handle it. It had been a few months, and I thought I was strong enough. I walked into the break room, where someone had put out doughnuts for a coworkerâ€™s birthday. My mouth watered. READ MORE
Roger Ebert is an Alcoholic
~by Roger Ebert (August 25, 2009)
After viewing CNNâ€™s recent honest and powerful documentary of the late film critic Roger Ebertâ€™s life, we decided it was only fitting to re-post this article from Rogerâ€™s blog: â€œMy Name is Roger, and Iâ€™m an alcoholic.Â READ MORE
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