Don grew up with an alcoholic father and went on to have a son who became an alcoholic. He did not realize the problems that the family disease of alcoholism caused in his life until he tried to help his son recover through rehab.
Don was encouraged to go to Al-Anon Family Groups to assist his son’s recovery and he found that much of his own dysfunction stemmed from growing up in an alcoholic home himself. He carried the same “isms” into his life and ended up living his life much like his dad, except he did not drink.
Al-Anon helped Don to trust others and to develop deeper relationships with his family.
If someone else's drinking is causing you a problem then you can phone the Al-Anon Family Groups helpline in Australia on 1300 252 666 or go online at al-anon.org.au.
If you’re experiencing difficulties in life as a result of your parent's drinking then Adult Children of Alcoholics could help you. Email them at '; // --> or see their website acoasydney.com.au.
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