Category - Family & Friends

Scared Of Being Like Dad

Fred’s family was entirely made up of alcoholics. Alcohol was present at every family event, and nobody would only have one drink. Everybody imbibed. But alcohol affected Fred’s father to the point it changed his personality...

Angry

Mark refused to attend an Al-Anon meeting when his therapist first suggested it. Despite his family not being comprised of drinkers, Mark now knows his family was unhealthy. His parents, especially his father, was what is termed...

From The Addict Family

Tia’s father was a cocaine addict, and her mother an alcoholic. She can remember her parents abusing drugs and alcohol as far back as she can remember. She can’t remember a time before that in which her parents were...

Looking To Be Cared For

Both of Christopher’s parents drank, and he has vivid early childhood memories of his parents drinking together up until the time they divorced, and his father left, when he was eight years old. He says their alcoholism...

Addicted To The Addict

Mark’s son’s addiction was out of control, but Mark knew no way to help. Problems began when his son, as a teenager, got arrested for possessing marijuana. Drug treatment and court-ordered programs didn’t help...

The Revolving Door

Carmen’s son Timmy was by all accounts a healthy young man. He was popular, athletic and charming. But he began using steroids after high school. That, Carmen says, lead to OxyContin abuse and eventual abuse of injected...

From One Extreme To Another

Renee believes her son Adam was an addict from the first time he smoked pot in middle school; he almost immediately tried harder drugs culminating with “Special K.” That was an animal tranquilizer which leaves you in...

Unable To Break Off

Joya is a recovering alcoholic who found herself part of another group suffering from a dysfunction involving relationships with other people. While in the beginning of her recovery, she began dating another person in her AA...

All About Alcohol

John is part of a special group of folks in recovery who like to refer to themselves as “Double Winners.” The title acknowledges that no only are they addicts, but their addictions were affected by the addictions of...

Buzzing Emotional Mess

Andrew is another member of the “Double Winners” – people who achieved sobriety through both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. He comes from a divorce family, and was shuffled between both parents who made their dislike for one...

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