Message I just typed for my message board for love addicts . . .
My father was an alcoholic and I am an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. I used to to to ACA for years. I used to beg him to stop drinking and I felt that if he really loved me he would stop. He had a stroke and was a vegetable. We brought him back through physical therapy and the first time we left him alone he walked to the liquor store and got a drink. I was so angry at the time. Now I understand that it is just another addiction and unfortunately he did not find recovery. I too am an alcoholic. I started going to AA meetings inn 1982 and only left about 8 years ago because of meeting politics. I have not had a drink since then. But now I am in Overeaters Anonymous maintaining a 150 lb. weight loss. I am going to go to a meeting with my sister on Monday. It is time for me to pass on what I have learned to my own family. I tried for years to help them and it costs me dearly. Now my sister is ready. It is a long story.