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Living With An Alcoholic: The Shame & Dealing With It

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Some strategies for ridding yourself of the shame that comes from living with an alcoholic

These are just a couple of the strategies that you can use to reduce the shame that comes from living with an alcoholic. The main thing is to break down the wall of secrecy and bring the problem out into the light. It may even be a benefit to the drinker as having nowhere left to hide he may have to admit and address his problem.

For more information and support on living with an alcoholic go to Bottled Up.

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Location: Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom
Credentials: BS, PhD
Specialties: Addiction, Drug and Alcohol, Family Support
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