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ERIC Number: ED412584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 12
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Three Aspects of Alcoholism: The Recovering Alcoholic, Adult Child of an Alcoholic, and Mother of an Alcoholic.
Briles, Amanda
This paper focuses on shedding light on three aspects--or faces--of alcoholism. The paper, in an interview format, presents the perspectives of the recovering alcoholic, a mother of the recovering alcoholic, and the adult child of an alcoholic. It also provides brief medical definitions of the various types of alcoholism. The paper points out that most people are not well-educated about alcohol and alcoholism, or about how alcoholism can affect family and interpersonal dynamics and suggests that the first thing an individual should do when presented with a family member or a friend who is an alcoholic is to educate himself or herself about alcoholism. The paper contends that supportive interpersonal relationships are almost as crucial to recovery as are support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous. (Contains nine references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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