An Alcoholic? Unlike normal afflictions such as diabetes, there is no test either for alcoholism or for a predisposition to it. Unfortunately, abnormal behavior and bad results such as physical deterioration, financial hardship, broken relationships and entanglements with the law often happen before it is clear that someone has the disease. Yes, it is a…

Alcoholism is called a “family disease” because it affects the drinker and everyone close to the drinker. Living with an alcoholic is tumultuous and tiring. Family members often find themselves just as involved with the disease as the alcoholic. Follow these steps to help make living with an alcoholic as easy as possible. Take care…

Alcoholic Parent [spacer size=”20″] Alcoholism as one of the worst drug problems in America, so know that you aren’t alone if you’re dealing with an alcoholic parent. There are techniques you can use to deal with an alcoholic parent and make this stressful situation more manageable. Know that your parent’s alcoholism isn’t your fault. If…

Al-Anon’s 12 Steps [spacer size=”20″] Study of these Steps is essential to progress in the Al-Anon program. The principles they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever your personal creed. In Al-Anon, we strive for an ever-deeper understanding of these Steps, and pray for the wisdom to apply them to our lives. We admitted we…