"The biggest challenge I face here is coming to an agreement with my husband. He was trained by a master of enabling, his mom who helped her adult son until she died (he was 53 when she passed, always had his hand out, jailed more times than I can…"
"The "why" is critical. I wonder about that childhood trauma theory, though. So many families where most of the kids are okay but one has substance abuse; same upbringing should be similar experiences. I know with my own sons, one has been…"
"I do not consider that alcohol dependency is a disease. I am not arguing that it is not, only that I don’t consider it to be one. I think that most people that get “labelled” as alcoholics are really just abusers of alcohol. Once…"
"Really reasonable plan of action re: quitting. Daughter of an alcoholic, I've personally never considered it a disease, Dad just had to decide when he'd had enough. No local meetings available for parents, but some great resources online.…"