Bottled Up

Can drinkers recover without seeking professional help?

Can drinkers recover without seeking professional help or going into rehab? Is professional and or medical help always needed.

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Is my loved one an alcoholic?

There is no doubt that the way you view a problem, not just a drinking problem, will inform how you deal with the problem.

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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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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 >

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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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 >

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