In these two short videos we look at secrecy. Secrecy is a natural behaviour because of the shame and stigma attached to problem drinking, no one wants the world, or even close friends and relatives to know about the problems drinking is causing in their family. Also you may feel that to tell others would be betraying your drinker,
However, there are, at least 2 major reasons why you need to look at how secret you are keeping the alcohol problems in your household. One is that addiction thrives in secrecy. That means there is little motivation to change a behaviour that few people know about. Second, keeping the issue secret means that you do not seek out the help and support that could be provided by your close friends and relations.
However, there are also obvious dangers to telling too many people.