The most important thing to do after rehab is to find a support
group to attend to. Greendale has a few support groups, and you can use
this opportunity to travel to other cities. Many people like to go to
different support groups so they can meet new people and discover new
Greendale Meetings and Events
The AA Group
- Located at: St Luke’s Church, 6705 Northway, Greendale, WI
- This group meets every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday Night Steps and Promises
- Located at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, 7255 West Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129
- This group meets every Tuesday night at 7:30 pm
- Located at St. Alphonsus Parish Ministry Center, 5960 West Loomis Road, Greendale, WI 53219
- This group meets every Monday night at 7:30 pm
Home at Last
- Located at St Luke’s Lutheran Church, 6705 Northway, Greendale, WI 53129
- This group meets every Tuesday morning at 8:30 pm
Milwaukee Meetings and Events
The Pass It on Club constantly hosts different groups of AA meetings. You can find one every day throughout.
Sunday Morning Wake Up Group
- Located at Pass It On Club, 6229 W Forrest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53220
- This group meets every Sunday morning at 8:00 am.
New Faith Group
- Located at Queen of Peace Church, 2733 West Euclid Street, Milwaukee, WI 53215
- This group meets every Monday night at 8:00 pm.
Pass It On
- Pass It On Club, 6229 W. Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53220
- This group meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am.
Big Book Study
- Promise View, 3005 S 37th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
- This group meets every Thursday night at 6:30 pm
Broken Arrow AA Meeting
- Pass it on Club, 6229 W Forrest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI
- This group meets every Friday night at 8:00 pm
Helping someone with an alcohol problem is never easy. They probably constantly hurt you and you don’t know how to help them. It isn’t always easy to know what the best thing to do is. The following are some useful suggestions.
How to Help
- Make sure you learn and research about alcoholism and the methods for recovery
- An intervention can help. Explain to them that the people they care about are hurt when they drink.
- Find out what their triggers are and try to take them away or at least reduce them.
- Understand that recovery can take a long time. Make their recovery your focus in life too for the time being.
- Find activities that can replace alcohol. People who abuse alcohol probably used it to cope with boredom or used it to reward themselves. By filling their time, you give them new tools to use.
- Set goals but do not try to use them as an excuse to punish. The
goals are there for you to create a relationship where both of you are
- Make sure you believe in the person. If you are faking it, a lot of people recovering can tell.
- Prepare for your loved one to be defensive.
Things to Avoid
- Don’t reminiscent about your memories during the time your loved one
drank. Things will change, and you might miss some things from the
past. You have to remember that things are better now.
- Avoid negative language like blaming and preaching.
- Never give them excuses. If there are consequences to their drinking, make sure they feel the consequences.
- Give up on having a conversation with them if they are drunk.
- Never blame yourself; it is never your fault no matter what happens or what someone says.
- Don’t drink with them or give them drinks.
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