I am 11 years old and my dad has been an alcoholic for most of my life. Recently he just got into treatment and I find myself very angry at him. I just don’t understand and it makes me very frustrated. Since he started he has to go to these meetings with people, like all the time. He should be here with my mom and me. Before he had to go and drink, now he has to meet with people. My mom makes excuses for him, but she has always made excuses for him so I do not see how this is different. Is there a place I can go to help me understand what my dad is doing?
Yes! There is a program called Al-Anon that can help you understand alcoholism and why your dad has to go to meetings. I understand why it’s upsetting for you, he was absent before and now he is commited to meetings. The meetings are a good thing that helps him stay sober. Find an Al-Anon program and start going to those meetings and you’ll see why what he is doing now is awesome.
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