I was going to put this under the thread under the one I put on why do Grown up drink Alcohol. But after I finished thought it would be better hear.
really hope I don't offend anybody with this, but I really need to wright this just feel it is going to help someone.
Alcoholism is not funny just like any other mental health conditions, or additions. It can rip families apart and that really sad.
My brother is an alcoholic and that is one of the reasons that I did not won't him to be my caregiver.
It was hard for me, but I provided that I could live independently and that I did have capacity to make my own choice. When my mother and he had set so much up for me for when she died, I know my mother had my best interest at heart, it just not what I wonted and they had not talked it over with me.
Going off subject if you are a caregiver to a Little, Little /AB or even a Middle, and you are concerned about the future for them, talk to them, we are able to understand it not that we lake intelligence we just see the world differently.
I have had lots of cancelling for depression and anxiety. And have work with some of the most vulnerable people that come to our church community.
There is something called the 12 Steps that is to help people that struggling with addiction.
I was thinking it maybe helpful to our community to know about it, not that I saying that we are all addicted to our pacifiers, like I am. Hee, hee.
Step 1 We admitted we were powerless over our addiction that our lives had become unmanageable.
(this is a big step for some people because it leaves them vulnerable, and out of control.)
Step 2 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
(For me that was Jesus. But this is not the time or the place to go into that.)
Step 3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step 4 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
(self discovery can be scary at the start, but as I got to know more about my self the better I could under stand why I did certain thing and why I avoided other things.)
Step 5 Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
(saying sorry and really being sorry is an important part of discovering who you really are.)
Step 6 and 7 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. And humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
(This will happen with some thing if you are really sorry, but God will not recreate you. He has made you special; as you discover who you really are you will start to like your self.)
Step 8 and step 9 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. And made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
(this is all part of saying that you are sorry and wont to change. To become the person that God made you to be in the first place. In doing step 8 & 9 will discover more about your self than you can imagine.)
Step 10 Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11 Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
(I think this means that Jesus become our friend. And we live life to it fullest. In the way that God had made us to be.)
Well I hope that this is helpful to someone,
Have lots of fun.