Alcohol, Alcoholics, Holidays, Dry Drunks, Parties

When alcohol ruins your family holiday or special event

When alcohol ruins your special event, it’s seldom a happy memory creating circumstance. Actually, people getting drunk and abusing their friends, love interests, and family members at holiday parties is the most reported cause of Holiday PTSD for more than one nation’s worth of family units. People who drink can be a real menace. But …

Alcoholic Mothers and Female Problem Drinkers

Growing up with an Alcoholic Mother traumatizes children

Being born into a family with problem drinkers and / or an ALCOHOLIC MOTHER can create a lifetime of personal and psychiatric issues for Adult Children of Alcoholics. If you drew the genetic short straw when it came to birth or adoptive parents, know this: you are not alone in thinking that the way they …

Drug Seeking Behaviors

Drug seeking behavior common for bored Psychopaths

Drug-seeking behaviors are common for bored Psychopaths, Somatic Narcissists, and Narcopaths. Learning how to spot the warning signs that a friend or family member is using and abusing medical care practitioners to alleviate psychological and emotional boredom while attention seeking can be a major red flag of serious gaslighting being done on family members, employers, …

Dry Drunks

How to spot a Dry Drunk at a party or other social gathering

Alcoholics who have stopped drinking but have not done the psychological work to heal their thought patterns are not-so-affectionately known in Al-Anon social circles as “Dry Drunks”. In person they resemble a healthier physical version of their previously compulsively sotted selves, but when and if you have the unfortunate opportunity to get trapped into a …

ALANON meetings can offer support for Narcissistic Abuse victims

ALANON meetings can help Narcissistic Abuse victims (but be careful attending)

Wondering what to expect at your first ALANON meeting? Here is a quick list of expectations directly from the source’s mouth, noting that attending ALANON meetings can help Narcissistic Abuse victims who feel they need for direct, personal, “face to face”, validated, experience-based social and moral support. But do have the presence of mind to …

Toxic Family Members Drink

How to avoid drinking alcohol around toxic family members

Have you ever heard the phrase “misery loves company”? It’s just as true around alcoholics and problem drinkers as it is for toxic family members. And it’s even truer around sensitive holiday times when family members feel compelled to spend meal times together on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas dinner. Gatherings between friends …