Ep 216 – What It Means to Be Powerless Over the Effects of Alcoholism

What I’ve learned in ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families) is that the effects of alcoholism get passed down through the generations. Because of this, we often talk about alcoholism as a family disease because the effects are embedded in the relationships surrounding the alcoholic, affecting everyone, not just the person abusing alcohol. This week’s episode 216 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about what it means to be powerless over the effects of alcoholism!

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the first step in every 12-step program: admitting we are powerless over something and that our lives have become unmanageable because of it, as well as actionable steps you can take right now to recognize this powerlessness and give it up to your higher power. 

Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • Coming to recognize that I was living in a constant state of fear my entire life. 
  • Examples of some of the distorted thinking that comes from growing up in a dysfunctional family. 
  • The monumental task with incredible benefits that learning to reach out and ask for help did for me. 
  • What it means to be powerless over fear and distorted thinking and what we can do about them. 

We are always going to be powerless over the fears and distorted thinking we have but if we stay in recovery and learn to hand our fears and our thoughts over to our higher power, they will reduce dramatically. 

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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