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likely here because you are concerned about someone’s drinking. Perhaps
you've been searching and searching, but not finding the answers you need.
Perhaps you feel confused, scared, alone, helpless, and that your life is
out of control. We know exactly how you feel because we were once where
Recovery is a unique self-recovery approach specifically designed to
acknowledge and address the aberrant dynamics of an alcoholic relationship
from a nonalcoholic perspective. It is a unique recovery concept
specifically developed for nonalcoholics by nonalcoholics.
Recovery does not necessarily mean that you will leave the relationship.
Empowered Recovery is about you taking your power back and getting your
life back under control. The lessons you will learn from reading this site
and especially our comprehensive guide book, "Alcoholic Relationship
Survival Guide: What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do," and audio
program, "Candid Conversations," will help you decide the best
course of action for you and your family.
Reading the Survival Guide
will help you to:
Clear your confusion
Realize that you are not
Gain knowledge that will
alleviate your fears (knowledge cancels fear)
Know that you are not
Understand to what extent you can help the
Restore peace in your home
But most importantly, how
to stop alcoholic dysfunction from ruling your life
"This is the most helpful information I've ever
read, bless you for giving people access to this online. Thank you
again for bringing clarity to a very confusing situation." —R
If you are struggling
with the effects of another's drinking, are you searching for answers to
questions like these?
Is it really alcoholism or not?
How do I get him/her to stop
How do I reason with him/her when
they've been drinking?
What can I do if he/she denies that
drinking is a problem?
Do I have to leave him/her or can I
Am I causing him/her to drink?
How are my children being affected by
How do I help my children to cope?
Am I codependent or an enabler?
How do I break the generational cycle
of codependence and alcoholism to increase my children's prospects of a
How do I find solutions to help my
How do I establish and protect
How do I respond effectively to the
things he/she says or does?
What can I do if I feel trapped with
no way out?
How do I decide whether to stay or
What steps should I take if I decide
What steps should I take if I decide
Am I alone, or have others
experienced what I'm going through?
How do I know if the alcoholic will
recover after rehab?
Should I do an intervention?
If I decide to leave, how will I make
What do I do if he/she is hiding
Should I tell my family and/or
friends about it?
How do I deal with grief and loss if
the relationship ends?
What have others done in my
What can I do if I don't live with
How do I handle the "Jekyll and Hyde"
What does it mean if their behavior
is worse when they've stopped drinking?
How do I know if he/she is suffering
from withdrawal? Is it dangerous?
Can the alcoholic recover without my
Is it normal to feel so alone?
What should I do if I fear for my
How can I rebuild my confidence and
Will I ever have a happy
The answers to
these and dozens of other questions are contained in the Alcoholic
Relationship Survival Guide. You too can benefit from our 60+ years
of combined experience in dealing with alcohol abuse just like the following
What Others Have Said
About Empowered Recovery
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the hammer that broke the wall of my denial down. Honestly." —Angela
"Absolutely the best
[information] I have ever encountered to help individuals and friends
understand the workings of alcoholism, the effects on family and
friends and how to cope with life. The "Nonalcoholic Bill of Rights"
is so true, people need to live by it daily." —Eric
"I feel like I have
awakened since I found Empowered Recovery; Empowered Recovery has and
is giving me strength that I didn't realize I needed." —L.W.
"I just wanted to let you
know I purchased and downloaded your Guide book today, and printed it
out. Could not believe how much of it related to me! It is great. I
plan on finishing to read it tonight. Can't wait to share with my
therapist how much I have learned! Keep up the great work. Thanks
"Wow! I just read your
powerful chapter, “Breaking the Generational Cycle,” through streams
of tears. I am the nonalcoholic eldest of six daughters of an
alcoholic mother. Now after reading your chapter I do want to move on.
I understand it more now than ever. I hope I can break the cycle.
Thank you!" —Sarah
"I stayed up until 2:00
a.m. reading the eBook and listening to the audio tapes. Both are
absolutely great! This book should be required reading for all those
poor souls who go to Al-Anon. It would open a lot of their eyes about
staying in an alcoholic relationship for whatever reason." —Linda
"To say thank you is a
definite understatement to ER. I feel that for the first time in my
life, I can actually breathe. I am an adult child of an alcoholic that
has painfully tried to rewrite a past I couldn't stop from happening.
I believed that I could save whomever was the new addict, to address
not saving my parent in the past.
"I realized with your help the best way to save someone on a path to
self destruction is to exercise first the right to save myself. I
don't have to accept alcoholic behavior, as my norm. Now as I have
made a choice, I realize so have they.
"This acceptance, this admission is so freeing, clarifying and
enlightening, its as if the gift of sight became mine for the the
first time in 40 years.
"This is truly indescribable. Thank you." —DeDe
"Hi Doug, I too am
empowered from within by your efforts to inform, relate, and instruct
those of us in need of Empowered Recovery. Since reading only the
"What is Empowered Recovery" and "Precepts of...," I feel awash in
validation for my sometimes torturous sometimes glorious
codependent/alcoholic relationship; I feel waves of passionate
gratefulness to have found you, your Web site, and your keenly
temperate and talented inviting nature. Words cannot describe the
clarity that your approach has given me thus far. Lucidity has been
ethereal, and just out of reach for me for so long. I truly appreciate
having found the window to your Web site, and you. Thank you." —Anne
"I have been searching for
a solution; I've tried the "try to fix" for the last 2 years. So
rapidly, everything was falling apart. I found it here, I can't thank
you enough. I feel like I'm now in a ray of hope - I feel so good
about myself. Me and my children are at a fresh start, a new
beginning, a new life. I must also admit, that moment in my life was a
life lesson. I continue to watch my future steps and walk away from
codependency. I thank you again. We all, including you, have been
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positive energy and positive intent out into the Universe. It is a
time when the days and nights are of equal length and equilibrium
is achieved. This ceremony is one of four annual ceremonies that
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and place in this Universe. The ceremony advocates
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