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 >

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 >

Motivation to Change

hi I started to do a series on recovery how I had recovered and in this one I want to talk about the actual change the actual motivation to change.  I talked in the previous video in the series about how much alcohol meant to me.  I used the phrase and one or two people … Read More >

Getting Sober

Hi at the end of a previous video  I said that I'd ended up in a psychiatric hospital.  I had been given 6 months to live if I continued to take alcohol or drugs.  But that really wasn't the reason why I wanted to get sober. I wanted to stop drinking because I just hated … 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 >

Live with an alcoholic: A Survival Guide to Xmas

Christmas - a magical period or a time of dread? Xmas is surrounded by hype, with the media presenting it as a magical time when everybody is happy and love and joy abounds.  For many, expectations run high that the festive season will be wonderful.  However, for people who live with an alcoholic the lead … Read More >

Can I Drink Again Safely?

Another question I’m often asked is do I have to give up drinking for the rest of my life?  Will I be able to drink again safely, maybe later?

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