Silkworth.net has a selection of free MP3’s of the founders and old-timers of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Also there is a movie “My Name is Bill W.” -The Movie – 700 MB, high quality, 1hr 40 minutes.
"Live a full life of your own."
"Make sure you live a life of your own that does not depend on the undependable person."
"Carry on with your life after you’ve let the alcoholic know you aren’t babysitting anymore."
The little caretaker role is often a carbon copy of the partner of the alcoholic. They take care of the alcoholic; getting drinks, cleaning up after the alcoholic and soothing over stressful situations and events.
Other roles include;
Sister Ignatia epitomized the spirit of love, service, and honesty that today are the hallmarks of Alcoholics Anonymous.
About growing up and adult children of hoarders (COH):
For many, growing up in an environment of constant chaos and disorganization has effects that go far beyond living amongst the accumulation of possessions or not being able to have friends over.
These are the characteristics most of us seem to have in common:
What is the purpose of the 12 Steps?
All addicts, alcoholics, compulsive gamblers, sex addicts and codependents have the following focus – Me, Myself and I.
This one of the main motivations for seeking treatment or recovery. This ‘me, myself and I’ focus is hurting too much. The addiction no longer works to relieve the pain.