Today, I continue my conversation with Jody Lamb on being the adult child of an alcoholic. This episode is equally as important as the last one — whether or not you grew up in a home with an alcoholic or addict. The reason being, there’s definitely someone in your life who can relate on a personal level and it’ll help you understand their journey better (i.e., empathize). This time around, you’ll hear us discuss: feelings of shame and guilt, understanding codependency, boundaries, and finally being able to live life on your terms.
- Why there’s so much shame tied to being the child of an alcoholic / addict
- Our obligation to those who are addicts
- Does one have to hit “rock bottom” before realizing they need help?
- Voice message from listener with her personal story growing up in a home with an addict
- What is the Craft Method
- The very first step of healing
- Is there a right time to step in and help those in our lives who are addicts?
- How to know if you’re enabling
- Signs we may not see that are enabling behaviors
- The impact not talking (about dealing with someone who has an addiction) has on our lives
- What adult children of alcoholics experience when they finally openly express how they feel
- Jody’s fear around first opening up about her experiences growing up in a home with an alcoholic
- Why our thinking has a genetic and environmental component (and what to do about it)
- The inspiring story of Jody first exposing her secrets at an Al-Anon meeting
Important Links from the Show
Learn more about Jody at: jodylamb.com
Jody’s Book, 7 Things That Change Everything
Follow Jody on Instagram @JodyMLamb
For Help go to:
- Books by, Melody Beattie
If you liked this episode, check out Episode #540 – Understanding Adult Children of Alcoholics or Addicts – ACOA with Jody Lamb
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