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nadine_mn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 01:34 PM
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12. Thats what I am afraid of
I am worried that he will never see that he has a problem because everyone has covered and ignored the problem.

I will look into Alanon - thank you for your input
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  -How do you help a loved one who is an alcoholic nadine_mn  Feb-22-08 01:20 AM   #0 
  - Sad to say, there really isn't much you can do  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-22-08 01:50 AM   #1 
  - Go to Alanon  Southpawkicker   Feb-22-08 01:57 AM   #2 
  - I second on Alanon. I've heard that when family members go to Alanon  Maraya1969   Feb-22-08 04:01 AM   #6 
  - "Committing" is unlikely  Giant Robot   Feb-22-08 02:37 PM   #24 
  - nadine; there ARE things you can do.  elleng   Feb-22-08 02:11 AM   #3 
  - What Oedi said.  LeftyMom   Feb-22-08 02:31 AM   #4 
  - nadine, I've returned  elleng   Feb-22-08 03:54 AM   #5 
  - Thank you for the links  nadine_mn   Feb-22-08 02:36 PM   #23 
     - Glad info useful.  elleng   Feb-22-08 07:15 PM   #53 
  - when I was drinking, booze was the solution and 'you people' were the problem  AZDemDist6   Feb-22-08 04:03 AM   #7 
  - Thats what I am afraid of  nadine_mn   Feb-22-08 01:34 PM   #12 
  - Tell him you love him as often as you can  Inchworm   Feb-22-08 04:27 AM   #8 
  - I love you, Inchworm!  elleng   Feb-22-08 04:38 AM   #10 
     - awww, shucks  Inchworm   Feb-22-08 04:44 AM   #11 
  - Intervention is possible  elleng   Feb-22-08 04:35 AM   #9 
  - There is nothing you can do.  janesez   Feb-22-08 01:41 PM   #13 
  - I understand what you are saying about the disconnect  nadine_mn   Feb-22-08 02:34 PM   #21 
     - Certainly not!  janesez   Feb-22-08 02:44 PM   #29 
  - I have an uncle who is pretty much in the same boat.  Shell Beau   Feb-22-08 01:44 PM   #14 
  - Keep reminding yourself  muddleofpudd   Feb-22-08 01:48 PM   #15 
  - I've never been on your side of it.  Iggo   Feb-22-08 02:00 PM   #16 
  - Its so hokey but I just want him to know he is loved and is a good person  nadine_mn   Feb-22-08 02:48 PM   #31 
  - Don't know that there is much you can do...  Deep13   Feb-22-08 02:01 PM   #17 
  - Hmm...  Iggo   Feb-22-08 02:12 PM   #19 
  - You just can't leave it alone, can you?  TrogL   Feb-22-08 02:33 PM   #20 
  - I know exactly how they "work" and I am not going to argue this again.  Deep13   Feb-22-08 02:38 PM   #25 
  - NO, you don't know how 12 step programs work.  Kajsa   Feb-22-08 04:10 PM   #47 
  - He really, really can't.  janesez   Feb-22-08 02:45 PM   #30 
  - You're not a Scientologist by any chance, are you? (n/t)  muddleofpudd   Feb-22-08 02:36 PM   #22 
  - No, I object to all cults. nt  Deep13   Feb-22-08 02:39 PM   #26 
     - Al-Anon is anything but a cult  muddleofpudd   Feb-22-08 02:43 PM   #28 
        - I've argued all of this the last time someone had an alcoholic relative on this forum.  Deep13   Feb-22-08 02:51 PM   #33 
           - Well, if you've already argued your premise in other threads  muddleofpudd   Feb-22-08 02:56 PM   #36 
  - I respectfully disagree  nadine_mn   Feb-22-08 02:43 PM   #27 
  - I wish you all the best. I hope your uncle stops his self-destruction.  Deep13   Feb-22-08 02:55 PM   #35 
     - I got better once I STOPPED seeing a shrink and started a 12-step program.  mycritters2   Feb-22-08 07:26 PM   #54 
  - Attention, all the millions who've been helped by AA and its 'satellite' groups:  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-22-08 02:48 PM   #32 
  - Woo hoo!  janesez   Feb-22-08 02:54 PM   #34 
  - Your sobriety is all in your mind  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-22-08 02:57 PM   #37 
     - You're right, I did it ALL BY MYSELF.  janesez   Feb-22-08 02:57 PM   #38 
        - I know!  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-22-08 03:02 PM   #39 
  - That is such a logical fallacy it hardly needs to be explained, but here it goes.  Deep13   Feb-22-08 03:02 PM   #40 
  - In other words  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-22-08 03:23 PM   #44 
  - Are you an alcoholic?  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Feb-22-08 06:26 PM   #52 
  - Kewl - I have always wanted to shoot heroin  KitchenWitch   Feb-22-08 03:06 PM   #41 
  - I'll bring syringes, and a shoe to stare at!  janesez   Feb-22-08 03:20 PM   #43 
     - Better make it a boot  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-22-08 03:25 PM   #45 
     - AWESOME!  KitchenWitch   Feb-22-08 03:31 PM   #46 
  - Excellent!  Iggo   Feb-23-08 12:52 PM   #57 
  - God, it must REALLY suck to be you...  RetroLounge   Feb-23-08 01:10 PM   #58 
  - Until they want to help themselves,   Feb-22-08 02:07 PM   #18 
  - I am also going to recommend Alanon  KitchenWitch   Feb-22-08 03:10 PM   #42 
  - I also suggest Al-Anon.  Kajsa   Feb-22-08 04:20 PM   #48 
  - Yep, Al-Anon.  graywarrior   Feb-22-08 04:22 PM   #49 
  - it's up to him  leftofthedial   Feb-22-08 04:28 PM   #50 
  - Your poor uncle is badly in need of help you probably can't give.  Vinca   Feb-22-08 04:43 PM   #51 
  - I always refer parishioners in such situations to Al-Anon.  mycritters2   Feb-22-08 07:27 PM   #55 
  - nadine and all,  elleng   Feb-22-08 10:34 PM   #56 
  - My friend was a drunk  Turbineguy   Feb-23-08 03:50 PM   #59 

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