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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.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Babies: How It Happens
Drinking During Pregnancy & Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Being pregnant can be a wonderful and joyous occasion. There are many new things to experience, prepare...
How Your Drinking Affects Others
Your Drinking Affects Others In More Ways Than You Realize Drinking is a popular pastime for many. People enjoy drinking because of the effects...
Can I Drink and Breastfeed?
Q&A: Can I Drink Alcohol & Breastfeed? Many new moms want to know about alcohol consumption and breastfeeding. Can I drink and breastfeed? Is...
Grief, Alcohol Abuse, And The Holidays
Loss, Grief & The Holiday Season It is commonly known among funeral directors that the number of deaths increases after the holiday season.  One...
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There are not many feelings worse than the helplessness felt while watching a loved one self-destruct by abusing alcohol. Frustrations can easily mount...

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