Welcome to Bottled Up
We know that living with an alcoholic is hard.
We know because we have been there.
That's why we created Bottled Up
To Support and Empower YOU!
"it's like someone reached into my life, my brain, my very existence and watched and heard it all as a fly on the wall. The common sense you empower the family of the drinker with is invaluable." CE Bottled Up Member 2015
Living with an Alcoholic
Bottled Up is not just a nice theory. We have been there!Lou was married to an alcoholic so she knows how you feel because she has experienced it all. Find out more about Lou
John was given six months to live because of his alcoholism and drug use. He knows what goes on the alcoholic’s head. Find out more about John
Personal experience is powerful and Lou and John share their experience openly and freely. However, Lou and John also bring impressive professional credentials, so you know that you are in safe hands.
Lou has been a therapist with her own private practice for over 20 years, but she was married to an alcoholic until he died of cancer. So she knows the joys, the pain, the bewilderment, the frustration and the anger that you feel because she has experienced it all. more about Lou
John is a psychologist who wrote and taught the masters course on addiction. He trained alcohol counsellors, psychologists and GPs how to treat alcoholics. But 30 years ago John was given six months to live because of his alcoholism and drug use. He has been clean and sober since. He knows what it is like to be an alcoholic and what goes on the alcoholic’s head. more about John
Empowering People Who Live an Alcoholic
How Does the Alcoholic Think?
We (Lou and John) created this unique resource for you and people like you. We want to help you to understand the dynamics of living with an alcoholic. How many times have you asked yourself, your friends, doctor, questions like:-
I love this program. I've learned so much about myself, and about my husband's issue on this site. You've really done well and provided some great help for a lot of people. I think you both should feel very good about that! Anne Bottled Up Member 2014
Who Should Join Bottled Up?
You should join Bottled Up
If you fit any or all of these criteria then come and join us in Bottled Up – We can help.
How We Can Help You
We first created Bottled Up in 2008 because we recognised that there was a lack of help and support for the partners and families of alcoholics. Living with an alcoholic is a complex situation and it is not helped in any way by the common (and ignorant) advice that just says get out, run, dump him/her.
What we have found, both from our own experience and years of helping others is that most of the people who live with an alcoholic still love their drinker but hate the drinking.
Bottled Up has a program that empowers and supports you allowing you to step out of the isolation that comes from the shame of living with an alcoholic. Living with an alcoholic is hard, it doesn't need to be faced alone!
You will learn you how to deal with your emotions, anger, frustration, bewilderment. Also you will learn why some of the normal strategies that you would use in a relationship to change things just don't work. But we won't just leave you there, we will show you some new strategies that are much more effective.
These are stratgies that you won't find anywhere else. They are unique to Bottled Up.
Join Bottled Up
When people join Bottled Up they find a community that is supportive, a community where they don't have to explain themselves or apologise or feel ashamed. They find information about their alcoholic that is practical and helpful. They find a program that, if they follow it will change their life.
Are you ready to change your life?
The cost is small $60 (£40) for a year. You would find it difficult to get a single session with a therapist for that kind of money.
I have just signed up to your website 'bottled up' yesterday and listened this morning to your introductory audio. I felt that I just needed to make contact to thank you for this fabulous supportive resource which has inspired me with hope that things can get better. S. Bottled Up Member 2016
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