You didn’t cause your loved one to drink
A new podcast from Al‑Anon Family Groups entitled “Did we cause our loved one to drink?” shares firsthand knowledge from men and women who have been affected by a loved one’s drinking, according to Nicolette Stephens, Information Analyst for Al‑Anon Family Groups’ World Service Office. “The podcast, which focuses on the question so many people worry about, but are afraid to ask,” Stephens said, “is free at www.Al-AnonFamilyGroups.org.” Look on the Al‑Anon home page under “First Steps to Recovery in Al‑Anon.”
Stephens explained, “One of the reasons people isolate is they are afraid the drinking is their fault, and they don’t want anyone to find out. Podcasts offer families a way to try the anonymous and confidential support they can receive at local Al‑Anon or Alateen meetings.” Stephens said, “The same fear that causes people to isolate can create a strong bond of recovery between those who have been in the same situation.”
The series of six podcasts from Al‑Anon Family Groups addresses fears many people have in common when their loved one has a problem with alcohol. A subscription to all six podcasts is available at no charge. Al‑Anon Family Groups is a nonprofit organization that has been helping families and friends of people who have a drinking problem since 1951.
More information about Al‑Anon Family Groups is available by calling 1-888-4Al‑Anon during business hours ET throughout the U.S. and Canada, or at www.Al-AnonFamilyGroups.org.