Bottled Up

Anger is natural when you live with a drinker

Here are another two videos in the Bottled Wisdom series.  In these two videos we look at two issues Anger and Staying positive.  In the first video we talk about anger. When your needs and those of the people you love are overlooked or trampled on, anger is a normal feeling. However, the way you … Read More >

Drinking and Lying

Here are another two videos in the Bottled Wisdom series, short videos which give a bite sized intro to aspects of the program.  In this post we address two issues Talking to a drunk and Lying and drinking.  We have addressed these issue elsewhere in more detail, however the goal of these videos in to … Read More >

Tackling the Problem of Alcohol

This week we decided to do something a little bit different.  Instead of posting just one video we posted three on a single theme.  The theme is Tackling the Problem of Alcohol.  Hope you find them useful. Read More >

Is there hope for an alcoholic?

We asked for topics that you would like us to discuss and this video is the first of those topics.  One of the members asked - "I would be interested to know how to talk to a loved one when their life is nearing the end. I understand addiction is hard to beat, but I … Read More >

You can help an alcoholic change

I was digging through some old videos and thought, some of these could be dusted off and re-posted.  If you have seen it before, please forgive us.  However, if you are anything like me, being reminded of things, especially some basic principles, can be not only helpful but essential. This particular video reminds us that … Read More >

Do Partners of Alcoholics Need Help?

OK, fair enough, I can understand why some people think that way.  I can understand how they arrive at that attitude or belief, but I still get frustrated.  Sorry about that, maybe I shouldn’t, or maybe if I do, I should keep it to myself.  But if I do, then I feel that I am … Read More >

How A Woman’s Tears Brought Hope To Families Of Alcoholics

I came across this article that I wrote some time ago and thought that it might interest you.  This article describes the incident that led to the start of Bottled Up. I have always hated it when a woman cries. I feel helpless, guilty, impotent and I just want to be somewhere else — where … Read More >

An Alcoholic Says Sorry

An alcoholic says sorry About a year ago I wrote an article apologising for the hurt and pain that I caused by my drinking behaviour. For some time time now I have been meaning to record the video version of that apology. This is that video. An alcoholic says sorry Hi, John here.  I recently … Read More >

The Best Way to Help an Alcoholic

If you are reading this then you have probably found Bottled Up when you were searching for information on how to help the alcoholic in your life.  Most people who come here are looking for two things that they believe can change the alcoholic in their lives.  You are probably looking for the same things. … Read More >

John McMahon interviewed by Harris House

Last year I was interviewed by a treatment provider (Harris House) about our work in Bottled Up.  These are my  responses to their questions. Dr. John McMahon, co-founder of Bottled Up, is an expert on addiction whose passion is to help and support the families of addicts. Here, John shares about his personal experience with addiction … Read More >

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