Family members of alcoholics can experience anxiety, depression and shame related to their loved one's addiction. Family members may also be the victims of emotional or physical outbursts. A person addicted to alcohol may try to shield their family from the impact of alcohol abuse by distancing themselves.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935. In Zambia, this fellowship of men and women gather and share their experience, strength and hope with each other in order to solve their common problem and recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The primary purpose for Alcoholics Anonymous is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.