Small Changes is a podcast series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it – often in small and unexpected ways
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Danny grew up in a religious family without any drinking but he and his brother developed drinking problems and his sisters developed anorexia. He wasn’t particularly good at school and turned to drinking in his mid-teens and sought out pubs that tolerated underage drinking. Danny found alcohol numbed his social anxiety and he went on to marry an alcoholic and have kids in his early twenties.Danny went to Al-Anon Family Groups to help him cope with his wife’s drinking and many years later realized that he too was an alcoholic. Understanding the disease concept of alcoholism and the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous members helped him to surrender for the first time in his life. Danny lost the desire for alcohol fairly quickly, started being honest and to participate in society again.If you think that alcohol may be a problem then Alcoholics Anonymous could help you. Give them a call on 1300 222 222 or see their website aa.org.au.If someone else's drinking is causing you a problem then you can phone the Al-Anon Family Groups helpline on 1300 252 666 or go online at al-anon.org.au.#Recovery #Alcoholism #Anonymous #LivingFree