Interview with expert therapist Mandy Saligary
Open Al-Anon meeting recorded by the BBC
Listen to an extract from an Open Al-Anon meeting broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House on January 29, 2017.
Melissa- growing up with an alcoholic parent A teenager's story
Melissa grew up with an alcohol father, but realised after meeting her friend's parents that her father's behaviour was not normal. She attended her first Al-Anon meeting with her mother where she felt she could relate to others.
Angela- first impression of an Al-Anon meeting
Angela story Angela felt anxious and nervous before attending an Al-Anon meeting. After her husband started to get recovery Angela felt that she also needed understanding and support. Don - the husband of a problem drinker
Don - the husband of a problem drinker
Don found that the meetings changed his perspective on his wife's drinking.
Liam Byrne MP
MP Liam Byrne talks about the work that Al-Anon Family Groups do to support those affected by another's drinking.
Emma - the daughter of alcoholic parents
Growing up with an alcoholic parent We know that children can carry the damage from growing up with an alcoholic parent into their adult lives.Emma, who is in her mid twenties, talks about what it was like to grow up with two alcoholic parents.
Joe - living with active alcoholism
A husband talks about the problems that arise when living with active alcoholism and how attending Al-Anon meetings helped him in unexpected ways.
Alice - reached breaking point
Alice - reached breaking point Alice had reached breaking point when she found Al-Anon and help for the whole family.
Mark - wife's drinking
Mark - wife's drinking Mark has tried to control his wife's drinking for many years but has never thought of her as an alcoholic.
Montage of members’ shares Montage of members' shares
The daughter, wife, husband and other family members talk about their experience of living with alcoholism, and then finding support in Al-Anon
Trish - Teenager with alcoholic parent
For a teenager, living with an alcoholic parent can be confusing, frustrating and soul destroying – Trish speaks about her experience
John- dilemma of the alcoholic marriage
John "If we didn't love them, we could walk away from them". John explains the dilemma of the alcoholic marriage.