Margaret grew up on a farm and her dad was a binge drinker and drinking was common in her friends and extended family. She married early, had two children and her husband had a slow progression into alcoholism after being retrenched from work. Margaret suffered increasing anxiety and after seeking medical assistance she found help in Al-Anon Family Groups through her hairdresser. In Al-Anon Margaret was able to understand the impact of alcoholism on her extended family and acknowledge the part she unconsciously played in the family disease of alcoholism.
If someone else's drinking is causing you a problem then you can phone the Al-Anon Family Groups helpline on 1300 252 666 or go online at al-anon.org.au.
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