NIAAA Director talks about the impacts of alcoholism on family members and friends

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  This podcast features an interview with Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or the NIAAA.  In this interview, Dr. Koob talks about research on alcohol use disorders, including alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and their impact as it relates to the drinker’s family members and friends.

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Al-Anon awareness and expectations

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery from Al-Anon Family Groups. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members what they expected to find at their very first Al-Anon meeting.

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Keeping the focus on myself

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery from Al-Anon Family Groups. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members what it means to them when they hear the suggestion to keep the focus on themselves, and not on the problem drinker in their life.

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Current alcoholism research and how it involves family members affected by someone’s alcoholism

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  In this podcast, you will hear an interview with Dr. Kenneth Warren, Acting Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), as he discusses current alcoholism research and how it involves family members affected by someone’s alcoholism.

 

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Alcohol Awareness Month connects families to Al-Anon

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.   This podcast will discuss a professional’s concern for families whose parents or young people have a drinking problem.

Robert Lindsey is President and Chief Executive Officer for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.  NCADD founded National Alcohol Awareness Month.

 

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A counselor refers women to Al-Anon Family Groups

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  This podcast will discuss a professional’s concern for women who have been affected by a loved one’s drinking.

Valerie Montgomery’s private practice, “Beyond Beautiful,” is in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She specializes in counseling women.

 

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A counselor recommends Al-Anon

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Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  This podcast will discuss a professional’s concern for families who have been affected by a loved one’s drinking.

Alexa Smith is Chemical Dependency Counselor at Serenity Renewal for Families in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been interviewed in “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2013,” under the title,  “Dealing with the elephant in the living room–alcoholism.”

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Would the drinking stop if he or she loved you?

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members if they ever thought the drinking would stop if the drinker really loved them.

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Do you ever lie to cover up the drinking?

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today Ann, Bob, and Anne will tell us if they ever told lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking problems.

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Do you have money problems because of someone else’s drinking?

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Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Today Veronica, Tarcila, and Wendy will tell us how they handled money problems that were due to someone else’s drinking.

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