February 21, 2012
Alcohol Addiction And How It Affects Your Family
We all know the basics of how to keep a relationship going, as it is mainly just plain common sense, but when you add alcohol into the equation then it’s not so straight forward. Alcohol is an illness that spreads throughout the family even though some members might not even touch the stuff.
A recent poll carried out did in fact suggest that family relationships along with the presence of alcohol in the family home caused family rifting in 95% of cases. Do you happen to be one of those cases?
The key to stopping alcohol ruining your family relationship is to spot the problem straight away. If somebody is dependent on alcohol it doesn’t just happen over night, as it is a gradual process and people slowly become alcohol dependent. The problem arises when the problem is spotted as a problem, as then it is probably too late for them to take the problem seriously and just opens the door to another alcoholic dysfunctional family.
Surprisingly enough the majority of dysfunctional families will just learn to ignore all the alcohol related problems that exist in their home as well as the alcoholic not being able to see what effect his behavior is having on the rest of his family. An alcoholic is very devious when it comes to making excuses, just so they can spend extra time down the pub or boozing else where.
Most partners/spouses will even lie or make some excuse up for the drinking partner just because they have got a hangover and they can’t make an appointment. Another way you can tell there is a problem at home is children tend to perform poorly at school or even miss it.
Once you start to learn that alcohol is causing you and your family a problem the quicker you can sort it out the better. You’re not just hurting yourself when you drink, you’re hurting the ones around you, who love you the most. In fact denial is one of the key systems of alcohol dependency (Alcoholism).
If you are the partner of an alcoholic, I would call on you not to cover up for them any longer as it does more harm than good. They need to be discovered so that they can get the help they so urgently need to make their lives happy again. Wouldn’t you be reaching out for help if you were an alcoholic?
Firstly whether you are an alcoholic or the family member of one, you are not alone. This article is just an eye opener so that if you do need help, you can find help. You can always rely on traditional help associations such as A.A, but you could also try a more up to date alternative which has already helped over 5000 people win over alcohol, as explained below…