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Providing non-judgmental and non-criticizing support for family and friends of end-stage alcoholics through one-on-one coaching, support groups, blog posts, workshops and public speaking.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My disclaimer...

It's the first of a New Year and now is a good time to reiterate what I am and what I am not:

The following is a list of things that I do NOT claim to be:
1.                  A medical professional in any capacity;
2.                  A counselor or social worker of any sort;
3.                  A legal professional at any level;
4.                  A representative of any rehabilitation center;
5.                  An employee of any pharmaceutical endeavor;
6.                  A member of any anti-alcohol organization;
7.                  An affiliate of any governmental agency.
The following is a list of all the things that I DO claim to be:
1.                  The wife of an end-stage alcoholic;
2.                  The mother of a child who died as a result of alcoholism;
3.                  The step-parent of entire family who died after being hit by a drunk-driver;
4.                  A member of a family that has had many addiction issues;
5.                  An advocate of safe driving and healthy living through responsible choices;
6.                  The author of The Immortal Alcohol blog, The Workbook for Caretakers of End-Stage Alcoholics, and The Buffalo Buzz Newsletter.

1 comment:

jo said...

whats funny, altho it must be done for legal reasons...is we end up knowing way more than almost anyone with a piece of paper and schooling.

we live it. we had to learn.

i will listen far more to "us" than anyone with a diploma in their wall and usually tell me i have no idea what im talking about.

really? i dont?

ha. linda is one of the few who not only know..but is willing to tell it and talk about it. in the open. for others as well as herself.

when more do this...maybe we can change society just a bit.