My Personal Three Cs

I am so grateful for the gift of my recovery in Al‑Anon. From my very first meeting, I clung to the “three Cs.” I didn’t cause, can’t control, and can’t cure the disease of alcoholism. I experienced freedom from guilt, confusion, and fear. As I continued to change by using the Steps, slogans, sponsorship, and other tools, I grew …

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My Journey to Serenity

When I attended my first Al‑Anon meeting, I was in a state of desperation, looking for a way to “fix” my son, the alcoholic. I didn’t know anyone at that meeting. Nevertheless, some members greeted me warmly, made sure I had a seat, and loaned me a book. The group read a welcome message and …

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Moment of Clarity

I was not affected by alcoholism, even though I grew up in it. At least, that is what I thought at the time. When my mom went into rehab during my senior year of high school, I thought joyfully, “problem solved! Thank goodness that is over!” But it wasn’t over. Twenty years later, my relationship …

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