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By Jim Orford(auth.)

Addiction Dilemmas explores the effect of dependancy on these closest to the members affected and their households. Drawing on a variety of assets, the publication discusses the stresses and lines that kin are subjected to, the dilemmas that they face, and the coping options that they've stumbled on invaluable.

  • Draws on a different breadth of fabric to demonstrate the dilemmas confronted by way of family in dealing with an in depth relative's addictionContent:
    Chapter 1 we are going to Be There for Him (pages 1–8):
    Chapter 2 lengthy Day's trip into evening through Eugene O'Neill (pages 9–14):
    Chapter three difficult Love (pages 15–20):
    Chapter four better halves of Gamblers (pages 21–30):
    Chapter five The Tenant of Wildfell corridor by means of Anne Bronte (pages 31–37):
    Chapter 6 British Sikh other halves and Daughters face up to Men's ingesting (pages 38–45):
    Chapter 7 Nil via Mouth (pages 46–51):
    Chapter eight caring for Drinkers in Aboriginal Australia (pages 52–64):
    Chapter nine A Prodigal Son (pages 65–74):
    Chapter 10 mom and dad of challenge Gamblers (pages 75–87):
    Chapter eleven the story of Caitlin Thomas (pages 88–102):
    Chapter 12 Dylan Thomas in the United States by means of John Malcolm Brinnin (pages 103–110):
    Chapter thirteen An Imaginary dialog (pages 111–123):
    Chapter 14 Father determine through Beverley Nichols (pages 124–130):
    Chapter 15 transforming into Up with My mom by way of Virginia Ironside (pages 131–137):
    Chapter sixteen Mrs Sara Coleridge and neighbors (pages 138–152):
    Chapter 17 5 Husbands of better halves with ingesting difficulties (pages 153–168):
    Chapter 18 A Chancer via James Kelman (pages 169–174):
    Chapter 19 becoming Up with mom and dad Who Drink Excessively (pages 175–184):
    Chapter 20 Baudelaire and His mom in Chains (pages 185–193):
    Chapter 21 Fever Pitch through Richard Brooks (pages 194–198):
    Chapter 22 I basically Had the Baby's Welfare at center (pages 199–206):

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I know what you mean. My mother is less concerned about her own happiness and more concerned about what people will say if she left him. Occasionally she agrees to leave him but she never goes through with it. My mother believes that English people divorce their partners after an argument but Asian people always try and work things out. If I had a choice I would prefer not to get married. My family talk about my marriage as if I am not present in the room. In my culture if you are not married by a certain age people begin to think that there is something wrong with you.

Each time she thinks he’s trying to give it up but he never quite succeeds. He does all his betting in betting shops. She doesn’t really know how much he bets each time on a horse, but thinks he loses between £500 and £1000 a time. There’s a big build-up for about a month beforehand, and then he seems to bet very heavily on horses for two or three months. His gambling hasn’t really affected their home life (she was very contradictory and kept changing her mind on this point). The children don’t really understand the situation; they think there’s just a money problem generally.

It is of course an early feminist novel and has probably been viewed over the years more as a story about the relative positions of women and men in marriage in the early nineteenth century and women’s struggle for autonomy and emancipation, rather than as an account of a family member affected by a close relative’s addiction problem. Indeed many would argue, including many who have fought for women’s rights in the face of domestic violence, that the issue of excessive drinking is a diversion. What is at stake here, it might be argued, is patriarchy and the fight against it.

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