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11 Jan 2005

Alcohol Abuse and Violence
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I would like to know if anyone can help me with a number for the AA and also for a counsellor specialising in woman abuse? My father has a drinking problem and also abuses my mother. For some stupid reason she doesn't want to have him arrested. We tried to make a case against him at the local police station but they weren't very helpful.....they treated us like we were the bad guys. All I want is for some one, maybe a counsellor to talk to my mother and father about this and to maybe force my mother to open a case against my father. I have spoken to someone at FAMSA and at POWA, but they said I must go to the police. Can someone please help me...??? All the help will be highly appreciated!!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Check your local telephone book, and there should be numbers for AA, and perhaps also AlAnon. they ofen have a serice for families of alcoholics, too Also check for a local or reachable number for POWA, which is a good large organization dealing with spouse abuse. Abused women often resist the idea of actally taking effective steps against their abuser --- you too can discus this with POWA again which could advise you on how to handle this. It may be a big mistake for your mother not to want to make a case against him right now, but to FORCE her to do anything could be considered abusive in its own right.
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