April 25, 2008
How Alcohol Effects Your Family
Everyone knows your relationship with anyone should be well looked after and nurtured all the time, but when alcohol getâ??s thrown into the mix itâ??s a different ball game. It will and it does seriously jeopardize your healthy relationship with your family. Recent studies have shown that 95% of families who bring alcohol into a family relationship always end up with a dysfunctional family. Does this apply to you?
You see once someone starts to bring alcohol into a family and they become dependant on it, no one really has spotted the problem because itâ??s slowly crept up on them. Then when the problem has been spotted they donâ??t really take it seriously enough and thatâ??s why you have alcoholic dysfunctional families.
It is very common for dysfunctional families to deny the existence of an alcoholic problems. Youâ??ll find that they usually develop a number of different behaviors which gives them an illusion that drinking alcohol is not affecting there family. Youâ??ll also notice that they start telling lies saying they are working late when they are really stopping off at the pub for a drink. Most partners/spouses will even lie or make some excuse up for the drinking partner just because they have got a hangover and they canâ??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. Your not just hurting yourself when you drink, your hurting the ones around you, who love you the most. In fact denial is one of the key systems of alcohol dependency (Alcoholism).
You must also remember if you are protecting or covering up for an alcoholic youâ??re preventing that person from seeking help which will see them have a better life for the future. Itâ??s a funny thought but if the tides where turned and you and you was the alcoholic would you want help?
There is plenty of help and support on the internet and youâ??ll find most of it is really helpful, I have come across some awesome sites which have great support, they are stopdrinkingadvice.org (they have help over two thousand people conquer there alcoholism), plus they also have a great newsletter which is will worth signing up for. The other sites or AA and Talk To Frank. Remember your not alone!