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For families of alcoholics, as well as for the alcoholics themselves, feelings of shame, guilt and grief can become very powerful. Read these articles about Family as it relates to Alcohol Addiction, Treatment for Alcoholism, and the Addiction Recovery process.

Involving one’s family in the recovery plan can help one stay sober. Talk to the family about the journey and what they expect to accomplish to enjoy sobriety. Let them know that recovery won’t happen overnight and that they have to learn how to be patient. Also, they need to have realistic expectations and take each day as it comes.

There are things friends and family can do to support their loved one in their fight against alcohol addiction. The challenges an alcoholic will face in finding sobriety can seem like an insurmountable task. Any aid an alcoholic can get from loved ones in their efforts to stop drinking can go a long way to increase the likelihood of a victory in their struggle against their addiction.

Effects of Alcoholic Parents on Children
The Danger That Alcoholic Parents Pose To Their Children Alcoholics often function under the false belief that others...
Look for These Unusual Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Your College Aged Child
Unusual Signs of Alcohol Abuse in College Kids Drinking in college is a common occurrence nowadays. It seems...
Alcohol Intervention: 5 Things To Know First | Addicted To Alcohol
Alcohol Intervention: 5 Things To Know First Alcohol interventions are not like those on TV. In...
Alcoholic Narcissists Can Make Life Miserable
Damaging Effects of Living with an Alcoholic Narcissist Which came first, your loved one's alcoholism, or narcissistic personality...
Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics
Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics Growing up in a family where one of the parents suffers from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) creates its...
How to Support a Child Exposed to Alcoholism | Addicted To Alcohol
How To Support A Child Exposed To Alcoholism Children depend on their parents or care-giving adults for love, support, nurturing, and a healthy sense...
Pregnancy & Sobriety: Five Inspiring Alternatives To Drinking
Pregnancy and Sobriety: Five Inspiring Alternatives To Drinking While Pregnant Each expecting and breastfeeding mother has to decide on what she chooses to put...
Effects of Alcoholic Parents | Addicted To Alcohol
Effects of Alcoholic Parents Most people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but Adult Children of Alcoholics Anonymous (AcoAA) is much less well-known. This...
Genetics: Does Alcoholism Run In The Family?
How Genetics Play a Role in Alcoholism The abuse of alcohol is a widespread problem in the United States, 18 million adults (about 1/12...
How to Stop Your Kids Drinking Alcohol at College
Alcohol & The College Experience For many young adults, going away to college represents the first time they have truly been on their own. ...

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