adult child

Deborah C – Hands Off Pays Off – 322

Although Deborah came from an alcoholic family, and married an alcoholic, she only came to Al-Anon when her son was having problems with alcohol and drugs. And only because a colleague told her of his experience with his son’s problems. He didn’t tell her what Al-Anon was about, he just said “go”. So she did….

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Diana H – Born Into Crazy – 321

Trigger warning: Diana’s story includes some violent and abusive episodes from her childhood. You can skip forward to about 21:00 to avoid those descriptions. Diana H had a turbulent childhood. Her mother suffered from mental illness. Her house was full of alcohol, drugs, and violence. We talk about how her work in recovery has helped…

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Jennifer – Free from Obsession – 302

Jennifer’s adult son has been drinking alcoholically for his entire adult life, some 30 years. She wrote and offered to tell her story, where she is now living a wonderful life, free of the obsession to do something. She loves him, she is concerned about his well-being and health, but that doesn’t consume her life…

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Kate C grew up with alcoholism – Episode 275

Kate C shares her story, experience, strength, and hope. She grew up with an alcoholic mother, in a family that separated when she was 8. She didn’t feel safe as a child and so decided she needed to take care of her siblings, especially her younger brother. The “isms” she learned in this environment came…

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Parenting as an Adult Child of Alcoholics – Episode 225

What challenges have you found, as an adult child of an alcoholic, in parenting your own children? What program tools have you used, and how have they helped? What is your biggest challenge now? Several listeners shared their experience around these and similar questions. Some challenges were Not controlling. Anger Impatience “Hurt people hurt people”…

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