on 12:07PM at Oct 22nd, 2007
Alcoholism is a family disease, my grand mother had 9 children and all of them were alcoholics, including my mom. There was a lot of domestic violence also, it changes who we are as children. Watching things and hearing things no child should have to endure. I am 63 years old and am in a support group for adult children of alcoholics dealing with anxiety and codependent behaviors, am learning a lot how my child hood has effected my adult life, it is a painful journey to mental well being. Iam doing very well. I encourage all on this forum to seek a good support system if possible. Good luck on the journey
on 08:51AM at Oct 29th, 2008
As an active alcoholic, I didn't realize how much damage I was doing to my family as well as anybody who cared anything about me. Having been in recovery for 19 years I have tried to be the husband, father, son and friend that I should have been for a lot of years prior. The relationships with all are great today, but I know that some of the things I did to others can never be totally erased. Life is good today.