Tip Tuesday – Al-anon and Alateen

February 2, 2011

My recent post on ADHD and Substance Abuse was THE MOST VIEWED POST I have written to date. 108 hits in 8 days for a little blog like mine sends a pretty clear message.

I have also received many emails asking me to focus more on this subject because so many in the ADD/ADHD community seem to be dealing with the issue in their own lives. Alcohol and drug abuse (illegal and prescription) are certainly a very real challenge for someone with ADHD, as it is for many others.

My favorite resource to share is an informational booklet, created by Al-anon Family Group Headquarters, and published just this year. It is current, easy to read and filled with the basics to get you started. Whether you’re a parent, a child, a spouse, a sibling or a friend of someone with a drug or alcohol problem, this booklet is a great first step to understanding what you can do to help yourself live a healthier life.

Al-anon Faces Alcoholism 2011

If you feel that Al-anon or Alateen could be right for you, please reach out to them and find out about meeting times and locations in your area. To check out their website, click here.

I will be writing a post about my personal connection to this disease, once I find the words. I’ve been trying for 3 weeks. It’s a great deal harder than I had imagined it would be. I’m working on it.


3 Responses to “Tip Tuesday – Al-anon and Alateen”

  1. David Says:

    Thanks for sharing this doc. Good stuff I can send my son and brother to read because they both have adhd and both are big drinkers. They always say there is no link between them but the family has just almost had it with them. I’ll send this around to the family and well see.

  2. Good luck David! Hopefully, you’ll also have a chance to read it through as it really is designed more for the family and friends of the person suffering with the disease.

    I’ll be posting about AA materiels next week, but for you a preview… 🙂

    Check out their website below for more information designed for the alcoholic or chemically dependant individual:


    All the best to you, your brother and son. And thank you for letting me know that this was helpful for you. 🙂

  3. David Says:

    I gave it a read and gave it to the family. You have a few new readers I think.

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