As a child of alcoholic and addict parent(s) you may not be able to fix mom or dad. But, you can help by helping yourself first. Here is how.
Each person is responsible for their own actions, including drinking problems: the person who is actually doing the drinking. Get some perspective on the blaming game in alcoholic families here.
There is so much about alcoholism that brings us to grief. But when we accept that which we cannot understand, we can create room to feel, to live and to thrive. More on how to grow up OUT OF alcoholism here.
A practical exercise for anyone affected by addiction to help you get out of denial. Increase your chances of living a happy, serene, joyful life by addressing denial today!
How can you accept the past as a child of a parent with addiction issues? Weigh in here for ideas on self-healing and share your story at the end.
Alcoholism impacts the ability to participate in family life. An alcoholic mother does not have the ability to be emotionally present and to give to her children the love, care, and affection they need. So how can you learn to care for yourself when living with an alcoholic mom? Maggie Harmon explores here.