I refer parents to Al-Anon Family Groups when I determine that a child has an alcohol problem. Al-Anon and parenting work very well together. At Al-Anon meetings, parents learn they are not alone. They come to understand more about the disease of alcoholism. They also learn the Twelve Steps, which help them to recover from the effects of their child’s alcoholism.
Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D.
East Chatham, NY