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〰️ Book Name: Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls
Author: Nina Renata Aron
Genre: Non Fiction ~ A memoir
Addiction is a disease. A disease that consumes your whole entity. It eats away at you everyday.
Drugs and alcohol addiction were themes that barely touched my life, but gambling was a constant theme.
Where I come from, gambling was a norm, mahjong parlors, horse racing, casinos were all part of everyday life. I’m not saying everyone gambled but a majority of people did and it wasn’t seen as a problem.
The conglomerate that hosts the horse racing event is one of the biggest contributors in the city, donating large sums to the city and its different projects, including university funds, scholarships and charity developments etc. ~
The fact that the money they earned from people gambling, is being put towards helping people escape poverty or change lives is kind of ironic, because many of these gamblers are from lower economic class.
Everywhere you go you see betting branches or some sort of building donated by the company. It consumes the city.
There were many contradicting themes in the book.
From background stories to upbringing to how society and machoism affects ones addition story.
Its difficult to dig into every single theme, but there was one that struck me the hardest.
As a child the author didn’t understand why her mother would never practice tough love.
There was a constant struggle between being a spy for her mother and the love she had for her sister.
The lack of trust between family members created drift, whether or not the addict was using or not, they would always be seen as an addict no matter what they did.
The same thing happened to the author and her partner, as they travelled through the path of recovery. The disease was no longer addiction itself, but the mistrust it brought to the relationship. This insecurity never goes away and is a constant battle between the reformed addict and their loved ones.
Everyday is a day to prove themselves to the world, every action has to be justified. The cycle of mistrust continues day after day.
Many different types of relationships with alcoholics bring newcomers to local and electronic Al-Anon meetings. In this video, an anonymous member shares how her sister’s drinking affected her and how the Al-Anon program helped. You can read articles representing a variety of relationship types and learn other ways members have benefited from the program on our website. This link is in our bio.
This interview was recorded at the 2018 Al-Anon International Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Members were asked to share about various aspects of the Al-Anon program and their personal experience.
Members' anonymity is protected so that they can share openly and honestly about their experience with a loved one's drinking and with the Al-Anon program.
The opinions expressed in this video were strictly those of the person who gave them.
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Why come to #AlAnon? Member shares how sister’s drinking affected her & how Al-Anon helps. Read articles from other members @ https://bit.ly/2V9uxz7
Interview recorded at 2018 Al-Anon International Convention, Baltimore, MD
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