Maree shares her recovery story from when her husband began drinking alcoholically early in their marriage. After many years of suffering from the effects of alcoholism she eventually found help in Al-Anon Family Groups (Al-Anon) and decided to stay in that relationship, even though he still continues to drink.
Kathy shares a similar story, coping with an alcoholic husband but found she needed help from Al-Anon after her teenage son's drinking became a major problem. After some years in Al-Anon and with two sons in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) she is enjoying the benefits of not feeling compelled to sort out their problems.
Mary story is quite different, she was living with a problem drinker who became violent and looked for help for herself after he had been going to AA meetings for 6 months. Eventually she got an intervention order and then joined Al-Anon and started to address the impacts that living with an alcoholic had had on her life.
If you’re having problems with someone else's drinking then phone the Al-Anon Family Groups helpline on 1300 252 666 or go online at www.al-anon.org.au.