Meet Lou and John
We’re here to help!
We’ve experienced alcoholism first
hand and from both sides. Bottled-up was created to provide professional help
for people living with an alcoholic.
We provide practical help including:
• Help to empower yourself
• Insight into the mind of an alcholic
• Community for your support network
• Strategies to make like easier
• Respectful and private space for you to share and learn.
Those who are living with an alcoholic and feeling frustrated, angry, sad, frightened and at the end of your tether
Those who are still in love with your drinker (even though there are days you may feel hate too)
Those who are feeling a sense of shame that you’re living with a drinker
Those who are finding themselves becoming socially isolated
Those looking for support, help and information in a safe and private community.
Those looking for strategies to take back control of your life.
We are here to help YOU!
For Families of Alcoholics
Why do alcoholics lie?
Why do they deny having a problem?
What do they get from alcohol?
You can find the answers to these and many other questions in the Premium Member's Section of Bottled Up. There are audios and videos of John speaking about his alcoholism and how it affected him.
What Makes An Alcoholic?
The picture that usually springs to mind when people talk about an alcoholic is the homeless person sleeping rough or someone who is drunk constantly. In Bottled Up we look at drinking problems in a different way. We look at them from your viewpoint, not the drinkers. Many people have found this view to be both helpful and comforting.
Useful Tools and Resources
Some of you may just want to get some information and take it away, working on it by yourself. The Free members' section has a lot of information about alcoholism and the behaviour of alcoholics. The Premium members' section has much more, including step by step help that can be found in audios, videos and other formats.
Who are Lou & John?
Lou is a therapist but she was married to an alcoholic so she knows how you feel because she has experienced it all first hand. Find out more about Lou
John is a Dr of psychology but 30 years ago he 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
How We Can Help
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.
Try Us Out
Join today for access to articles, resources and information that you’ll find both practical and helpful. You can try us out for free and get a taster of the resources that are available in the Premium section of the website
Are you ready to change your life?