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One Hour AT A Time

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  • Adult Children of Alcoholics – Special Encore Presentation!

Adult Children of Alcoholics – Special Encore Presentation!

Monday 4th August 2008

Learn about the experiences and challenges of adult children of alcoholics on One Hour AT A Time podcast. Gain insights from licensed mental health counselor Mary Woods and author Szifra Birke.
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One Hour AT A Time
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Mary Woods
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Understanding Adult Children of Alcoholics on One Hour AT A Time Podcast

If I could say one thing that impacts them, it's that adult children have to guess what normal is, and it just is very difficult if you don't have a frame of reference for what you think is okay to say, what's okay to feel, and you're just constantly guessing about the.
One Hour AT A Time podcast is dedicated to raising awareness about recovery and decreasing discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. In this special encore presentation episode, host Mary Woods delves into the experiences and challenges faced by adult children of alcoholics. Joining her in the conversation is author Szifra Birke, who shares insights from her book Together We Heal: A Real-Life Portrait of Group Therapy.
The episode provides a comprehensive overview of the impacts of growing up with an alcoholic parent and the resulting impacts on families and relationships. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the roles adult children of alcoholics may take on, including the responsible child, the scapegoat, the lost child, and the mascot. Mary and Szifra emphasize the importance of setting boundaries, seeking treatment, and developing the skills and knowledge needed for personal responsibility in recovery.
Westbridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the recovery of families and individuals who experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, is highlighted as a valuable resource for listeners. The episode ends with a discussion on relationship and rapport building, and the importance of finding a therapist who answers questions and helps individuals navigate the challenges of being an adult child of an alcoholic.
As Szifra Birke puts it, "If I could say one thing that impacts them, it's that adult children have to guess what normal is, and it just is very difficult if you don't have a frame of reference for what you think is okay to say, what's okay to feel, and you're just constantly guessing about the." Gain valuable insights and understanding by listening to this episode now on alcoholfree.com.