Bottled Up

I feel I’m going mad – My drinker denies drinking

Making a pragmatic decision will be easier and quicker than searching for hidden bottles and getting into heated accusation and demands. If people begin to hide and lie about what they are doing, then we have to build in other ways of assessing their situations. If your partner looks, smells and behaves as if he’s … Read More >

Living with a drinker, anger and frustration

When frustration boils over and you lose your temper with the problem drinker, this is really understandable. It may even help you to feel better for a while. However, as a continuing practise it is likely to undermine rather than encourage the recovery process. Read More >

Surviving Life with a Drinker

This week’s videos are a continuation of last week’s theme of empowerment, although the title (Surviving Life with a Drinker) is not quite as grand

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Self Pity and Empowerment

This week we have two contrasting videos one on Self Pity and the other on Empowerment

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Letting Go

three short videos, all on the theme of Letting Go.  Although it is natural to focus on the drinker, how much they are drinking, how often, when they will come home, what state will they be in, etc, unfortunately it doesn’t help.  It doesn’t help the situation, if you focus more on the drinker and the drinking, it does not change it one bit.  It also doesn’t help you either.

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Update and plans May 21

It is a while since we recorded a video to tell you what we are actually doing in the website.  Most of the videos we have recorded recently have addressed some issue concerning problem drinking and/or recovery.  So this is a quick update on our current activity and thinking. So, in this video we talk … Read More >

Bottled Wisdom

We have decided to create a new series of videos which we are calling Bottled Wisdom.  It is a series of short videos, around 5 minutes long, each one tackling a specific single issue.  It will be a distillation of the Bottled Up program in an easily accessible format.  The detail can be found in … Read More >

Lou Interviews John about Alcoholics Anonymous and Powerlessness

Lou interviews John about Alcoholics Anonymous and powerlessness to tease out the differences and similarities between Bottled Up and Alcoholics Anonymous.

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When do you leave an alcoholic?

This video is a response to a question asked by one of our members.  The question is - I would like you to speak more about parting as being a possible solution for partners as some drinkers will not change in spite of what the family do. If you have other topics that you would … Read More >

Hope at Christmas

Its that time of the year again, love it or dread it, its here.  In this video Lou and John talk about HOPE, the hope that can come out of the most challenging circumstances. This year is even more challenging as Covid 19 continues to make life difficult and stop us celebrating Christmas in a … Read More >

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