My best friend was going through some tough situations in her life. I was in the midst of a hard stretch too. We didn’t particularly like the things we had to do in our lives. We talked about our feelings and decided that what we were going through was necessary and important, even though we …∞
How Co-dependency is Often Experienced My good feelings about who I am stem from being liked by you. My good feelings about who I am stem from receiving approval from you. Your struggles affect MY serenity. MY mental attention focuses on solving YOUR problems or relieving YOUR pain. My mental attention is focused on PLEASING …∞
Mutual Support Groups / Self-Help Groups Mutual support (also called self-help) groups are an important part of recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Mutual support groups exist both for persons with an SUD and for their families or significant others and are one of the choices an individual has during the recovery process. Mutual Support …∞
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By using the processes in this manual you can start and give ongoing support to a person on the road to recovery from alcoholism.
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Alcoholics need help and these ‘affirmative love’ suggestions may help you. It is important to put the responsibility for dealing with the alcohol problem squarely on the person in question while continuing to love them. Doing the “right” thing can depend on how severe the alcohol problem is and on how much real understanding the …∞
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Building Healthy Relationship With One’s Self In Al-Anon As a family recovery coach, my radar goes up when I hear clients talking about how much someone else’s drinking is bothering them. What the drinker’s actual diagnosis is or isn’t, is not important to me. If their drinking is bothering my client, I gently begin asking …∞
“The entire purpose of my life had been to see my father sober but even after I had succeeded, I couldn’t be happy. My life was void of meaning. Other people couldn’t understand it. Honestly, neither could I. I used to think that some sick part of me wanted my father to keep drinking so …∞
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