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Stop Drinking Alcohol...How Alcohol Destroys Families

May 6, 2008
Maintaining a healthy and stable relationship takes a bit of patience and hard work, but if alcohol should happen to be present, then the relationship will be heading for disaster. You will be surprised at just how many problems related with alcohol consumption spread throughout the family home, causing a breakdown in relationships. It is supported by a recent poll that in 95% of families, the introduction of alcohol as part of the family culture leads to total relationship destruction. Could this be happening in your home?

Alcohol dependency is extremely difficult to spot, although if it is spotted in time then alcohol can cease to become a problem. The problem is that even the alcoholic is unable to detect the problem until it is too late, but when it is eventually discussed it will just be ignored by the alcoholic. No one likes to admit to having a problem and it's the same with alcoholics, but the problem with recognising it is that it will lead to another family becoming dysfunctional due to alcohol.

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 behaviour 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.

Strangely enough although maintaining the same behaviour pattern, a partner will even lie for their drunk other half when it comes to giving excuses for not attending work etc. If children are involved then no doubt their school work will be affected in a negative sense, due to the presence of alcohol in the family home.

The pain and suffering for the whole family will just continue and get worse unless the problem is confronted by the alcoholic. To deny the problem will just prolong the agony of a family that is heading for disaster. The alcoholic will one day realise that he is hurting the people that most love him, and that will be the day that things will at last begin to change.

You must also remember if you are protecting or covering up for an alcoholic you're preventing that person from seeking help which will see them have a better life for the future. It's a funny thought but if the tides were turned and you were the alcoholic, would you want help?

There is plenty of help and support on the internet and you'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 helped over two thousand people conquer their alcoholism), plus they also have a great newsletter which is well worth signing up for. The other sites are AA and Talk To Frank, but remember that you're not alone!
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