Alcohol misuse and narcissism

It’s true to say that alcohol misuse and narcissism don’t always come hand in hand. I’ve had a few people say to me, “all alcoholics are narcissists”, they aren’t! What is Narcissism? Excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance. Selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, and a Read More

Feeling Manipulated By A Drinker

This week in my A-Z of alcohol misuse is the letter “M” for Manipulation. It’s horrible to think but do you relate to Feeling manipulated by a drinker? Somehow they get what they want and you’re left wondering how that happened? Sometimes it’s not something you’re even aware of, it just seems to happen. The Read More

Knowing About Alcohol Misuse

It’s an assumption that knowing about alcohol misuse is a given for families.  Well I’d like to clear that up! For many years I had no idea that I didn’t know that much about it, I knew what carnage alcohol caused but that was it. I hated alcohol and how much it ruin my families Read More

No power or control as the child of an alcoholic

Did you feel that you had no power or control as the child of an alcoholic parent? Is this still showing up in your life as an adult? What is control? Control is essentially the power to influence or direct a person’s behaviour or the course of events.  It isn’t always a bad thing, it Read More

Didn’t understand about why your parent drank?

As a child it’s not a surprise that you didn’t understand why your parent drank.  You don’t get that sort of information, often the drinker doesn’t always know either.  That doesn’t make life any easier does it? I know that you maybe someone that blames yourself for your parent(s) drinking. Maybe if you were perfect Read More