In this Principle we are going to introduce you to SHARE, a new and different way to look at alcohol problems.

Most assessments of drinking focus on the amount consumed or the drinker’s health consequences.  This tool focusses instead on the consequences to you, your family, home ect.

What this does is it allows you to look at drinking differently and start a dialogue about your partner’s drinking in a different way.

Rather than talk about whether or not he/she drinks too much or whether she/he is an alcoholic, you will be able to talk about the consequences that the drinking is having on the various spheres of your life


Here are a few resources that you may find useful to you when you are completing the SHARE exercise.

Is he an alcoholic

This is an article about Denial

and one about Lies