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Learning to Deal with Adult Alcoholic Children

In one of my articles I talked about how addiction and codependency can be two sides of the same coin. That generated yet another request for an article about dealing with alcoholic children. Having to deal with adult addicted children is something I could never wish on any parent, but sadly, it is a reality in many parents’ lives. […]

Stay Aware of Holiday Alcohol Abuse

Relaxing By The Fireplace

While the holiday season is a time of joy for many, it can also be a dangerous time, especially if you tend to drink too much or are around others who may have alcohol abuse issues. […]

Alcohol Abuse Effects on the Family-Part One

Jekyll vs Hyde

I have been deeply moved by the depth of despair and confusion you are expressing in your identifying your most important question about alcoholism. I feel your pain. I am also aware of the presence of great moral strength. Here are questions from two women whose struggle is almost universal among women who live with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction… […]

Can the Functioning Alcoholic Last?: Part Three

Krankenwagen 3

There is a third critical factor to bear in mind when questioning the functioning of a so-called “functioning alcoholic.” The first factor to consider was whether the alcoholic is functioning generally in life, or just in one aspect of life, like his job. The second factor was whether the alcoholic in achieving his potential and pursuing his dreams, not just getting by. […]

The Functioning Alcoholic and Achievement: Part Two

Failure

Part Two of The Functioning Alcoholic In The Functioning Alcoholic: Gaps in Functioning I argued that doing one’s job is not one’s only function in life. For the alcoholic to consider himself to be “functioning” he has to function in various areas of life, not just on the job.  In part two of this series, I […] […]