Family & Self

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...

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...

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