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Experienced industry professionals who having fallen victim to alcoholism and sought help for their problems give interactive and informative seminars on the effects on the brain and body of excessive alcohol consumption and drug misuse.
The seminar is not a finger-wagging anti drinking diatribe, but is more a promotion of how to achieve acceptable social drinking habits. It is an educational seminar dealing with the effects and anti social behavioural patterns produced by excessive drinking and drug use. Advice is given on how to recognise the symptoms of excess and how to receive help and information personally or for friends and family.
Having a relative or friend who misuses alcohol is an extremely stressful experience which can put great strain on a person's physical health and psychological wellbeing, finances, social life and family relationships. These impacts often mean that carers need help in their own right, to enable them to cope better with what are usually complex, long-term issues.
AA is a self-help group and it is up to members to decide what will be most useful, but some things we could do include:
Our aim is to structure meetings in a way that is responsive to the needs of the group, allowing sufficient time to talk in confidence about specific problems which people are experiencing, but also maintaining a positive focus on what we can do to support change and look after ourselves too.
Anyone who cares in any way for someone with an alcohol problem, whether they are a parent, partner, child or friend, is welcome to join the group. There is no charge, although contributions to running costs are welcome.