Category - Family & Friends

Defiance

Brandon’s daughter was never an addict, that is to say, she was never addicted to, or abused, alcohol or drugs.  But starting at very early age, his daughter was overly defiant and confrontational.  She would fight Brandon...

Super Soaker

Anne’s addict son caused her life to be complete hell.  His behavior was atrocious; violent and belligerent.  At age fourteen, he became increasingly agitated to point Anne needed to call police for help.  Upon arriving...

Confronting Marbles And Ponies

Compulsive Gambler Joel’s first bet was, as it often is, during childhood.  Joel was a fantastic marble player; and not only one the games among the kids, he would up winning all the marbles and taking them home.  But as a...

She Never Knew He Gambled

Andy is a compulsive gambler.  His game of choice was poker, but he would gamble on anything he could.  And all he would do is lose money.  He barely if ever won.  Andy’s legitimate creditors – namely the bank –...

Denial

Laura says alcohol has been pervasive in her family; she even recently learned that when her family first arrived in the New World, they operated a whiskey importing business. Laura’s childhood was even more complicated;...

Couldn’t Understand

Irene is a “double winner” – part of a special group of people who are members of the fellowship of both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. Both her parents and her brothers were daily drinkers. Her father, a...

Addicts Anyway

Dylan grew up in a immediate family in which nobody drank. His mother and his father didn’t drink, although alcoholism had plagued the family generations prior. Despite her non-use of alcohol, Dylan’s mother was in...

Screwed Up

Ananda entered the recovery process via Al-Anon after wanting to end her own life. She grew up in a home with alcoholic and drug-addicted parents. She calls them “hippies” who intended on loving her but really...

Mending Their Broken Wings

Greg has been married three times, to two different women. He married his first wife twice. It seemed to him that all his relationships with women would end the same way; they would leave after he put his heart and soul into...

Loving VS Rescuing

Like many women, Petra thought love was “taking care of someone”. She always picked men who “needed rescuing”. Petra’s boyfriend was an alcoholic, and she thought he was the only man she could ever...

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