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How you can help the alcoholic

Oct 01, 2008

"Don't let your love and anxiety for me lead you into doing what I ought to do for myself. If you assume my responsibilities, you make my failure to assume  them permanent. My sense of guilt will be increased, and you will feel resentful.

Don't accept my promises. I'll promise anything to get off the hook. But the nature of my illness prevents me from keeping my promises, even though I mean them at the time.

Don't make empty threats. Once you have made a decision, stick to it.

Don't believe everrything I tell you; it may be a lie. Denial of reality is a symptom of my illness. Moreover, I'm likely to lose respect for those I can fool too easily.

Don't let me take advantage of you or exploit you in any way. 

Above all, do learn all you can about alcoholism and your role in relation to me. Go to open AA meetings when you can. Attend Al-Anon meetings regularly, read the literature and keep in touch with Al-Anon members. They're the people who can help you see the whole situation clearly.

I love you.

Your alcoholic."

 

Al-Anon in Bermuda - Tel: 236 8606.

Al-Anon International - Tel: 888 425 2666

Al-Anon International - Website: www.al-anon.alateen.org/english.html

AA in Bermuda - Tel: 297 0965

AA in Bermuda - Website: www.aa.bm

 

Al-Anon Meetings in Bermuda:

Sunday        7:00pm-8:00pm    Caron Foundation, Smiths

Monday        7:00pm-8:00pm    Caron Foundation, Smiths

Monday        8:00pm-9:30pm    St. Peters Church Hall, St. Georges

Tuesday       12:15pm-1:45pm   Mechanics Bldng, Church St, Penthouse Floor

Wednesday   5:30pm-6:30pm    St. Pauls Church, Paget

Friday              5:30pm-6:30pm    St. Pauls Church, Paget

 

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