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AGiordino Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:18 AM
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26. Behavior as well as quantity are indicators of trouble
Question 1: Can she stop drinking without emotional or physical problems?
Question 2: Has her drinking ever been related to incidents in which she was not in control - again mentally, emotionally or physically?
Question 3: Is there truly any thing that you can do to rectify the situation without causing discord?

If not, Al-anon is definitely for you because the program relates solely to you and the 3 C's (didn't Cause it, can't Cure it, can't Control it)
and the care that you need to invest in yourself and your mental and physical health.

Okay, that all said, I am a recovering alcoholic who also attends Al-anon meetings. So this isn't just an ego inflated opinion. Been there, done that, Lost shit (important shit).

Now a word about your sister.
Hounding her to quit will not work.
Pleading with to quit will not work.
She has to come to a point of surrender of will in order for her abstinence to be successful. And unfortunately, no one can aid her in that journey. Mine took 30 years, but I have been free and happy for two years now. My prayers for your family.
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