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On today’s episode, our
Alcoholism: a family disease
Following our Recovery Topic, we will discuss what’s going on
around here in our
Current Events Segment.
Then we move over to
Alcohol and the Media
. In this segment we share clips about what the media
says about alcohol, alcoholics, and alcoholics anonymous.
Today’s clips include...
Parents giving alcohol to children
Segment we have
Part 2 of a 3 part Open Talk from Lois Wilson, our co-founder, Bill
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After a short back, we will be back with our Recovery Topic, so
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Recovery Topic – Alcoholism
a family disease
I opened the podcast with a question to the newcomer
Are you having difficulties with relationships within your own
family? If your response is yes you’re not alone. This
is because alcoholism is a family disease.
My drinking has affected other people.
Those closest to me I have damaged the most because they have been
exposed to the disease of alcoholism the most.
Consequently, those closest to me are the sickest when it comes to
their relationship with me.
They developed ways of thinking and behaving that allowed them to
cope with my behavior.
Over time, these behaviors became toxic to them and affected the
way they treat and react to other people.
This is how alcoholism is a family disease.
For example, my mother would never call herself alcoholic, but her
drinking has affected me.
When I was a kid, I never felt listened to, never felt heard, never
felt like I got enough attention. This is probably because my
mother was not present because of her drinking.
Therefore, this is why I crave attention, I need acceptance, and I
am very sensitive to criticism.
So other peoples drinking effects the way I think, the way I
behave. And this continues to this day as well. When I
work with a new guy, I sometimes get to wrapped up into his
sobriety. If he is doing well, I feel good about myself.
Conversely, if my guy relapses, I tend to blame myself.
I wonder what I did wrong. But this is grandiose
thinking. I need to be part of the solution not part of the
problem. I need to let those people I care about to have the
dignity to deal with the consequences of their own behaviors.
Otherwise, they may never find their bottom and get help.
I might be the reason they don’t hit bottom and stay sick.
Simple but not easy.
After a short break, we will be back with
Alcohol and the Media -In
this segment we share clips about what the media says about
alcohol, alcoholics, and alcoholics anonymous
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After a short break, we will be right back with Current Events, so
Lois Wilson with her Opne Talk