Ingrid grew up in a home where both her parents drank, and her dad was often angry and unavailable. Being dyslexic, bulimic and a migrant meant that school was not a pleasant experience either. Ingrid left school at 15 years old and met and subsequently married a man whose drinking was a serious problem. She also binge-drank but did not consider her drinking was problematic. It was not until her late forties that she started to drink daily to cope with the pressures of life and family. Shortly after Ingrid’s husband died and her drinking progressively got worse until she went to a recovery clinic, found out that she was an alcoholic and was introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous.
Ingrid has been sober in AA nearly 10 years and also about 2 years in Al-Anon Family Groups, which she joined to help her cope with her daughter’s drug and alcohol problems.
If you think that alcohol may be a problem then Alcoholics Anonymous could help you. Give them a call on 1300 222 222 or see their website aa.org.au
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.
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