Responsibility and it’s owner

For my A-Z of alcohol misuse this week the letter is R for responsibility, I’ve had to learn about responsibility and it’s owner. As the daughter of an alcoholic I have and still am overly responsible. There is a sense that I have to make sure everyone else is ok, enjoying themselves. If  someone else won’t Read More

Questioning yourself

In this weeks A-Z of alcohol misuse is the letter Q, for Questioning. One of the things that I realised in my self-development journey, is how much I doubt myself. Do you spend too much time questionning yourself? Being the daughter of an alcoholic, I found that I increasingly lost my confidence as a child. Read More

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

Typical Characteristics of Children of Alcoholics

If you’ve lived with a parent that drinks too much as a child, there are typical characteristics of children of alcoholics that develop.  They vary depending on your personal situation of course, so what I mention in this blog post may not be exactly your experience. Also I feel it’s important to mention that whilst Read More

Typical Characteristics of Families of Alcoholics

In this blog I’ll be sharing the typical characteristics of families of alcoholics. When we think about alcohol misuse, it isn’t just about the drinker but the family. This post is about the impact of someone’s drinking on the family members. It could be that you lived with a drinker as a child, are a Read More