Alcohol misuse at Christmas – The Family Impact

Christmas is a lovely time of year for some, but not everyone. Families of loved ones that drink too much don’t enjoy it as much as most. Usually because they’re on tender hooks about their family member that’s drinking too much. Read More

Why does the alcoholic choose drink over family?

Why does the alcoholic choose drink over family? I get asked this question a lot, or hear family talk about how their family member chooses to drink, instead of choosing them.  This is something I can totally relate to, but as time has gone on I understand it better. For a long time I had Read More

Life as a child of an alcoholic

Living with an alcoholic – child of an alcoholics perspective The house is busy with students in the kitchen, Dad isn’t around and Mum is busy cooking dinner. My sister is in her room and I’m just wondering about, not feeling settled and that’s how I usually feel.  Life as  a child of an alcoholic Read More

Daughter of an alcoholic father

What’s it like to be the daughter of an alcoholic father and is it any different to being a partner or other family member? In my experience as the daughter of an alcoholic father, there is a big difference in being a child of an alcoholic than being a partner to one. The rest of Read More