Al-Anon Changed My Life

After 9/11, my partner’s drinking increased so much that I decided to go online to find out about staging an intervention. On the A.A. website, there was a questionnaire about a loved one’s drinking. After I scored my results, it suggested that I go to an Al-Anon meeting. I picked up the phone and found …

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Because I Kept Coming Back

Before Al-Anon, I was not a happy camper. I was judgmental with everyone in my household. My husband had a problem with alcohol, but I didn’t know then that it is a disease. My dad died from alcoholism at age 42. I have two sisters and one brother, who I helped raise because my Mom …

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I Was Finally Able to Choose

When I walked into my first Al-Anon meeting, I was convinced that I had no choices about anything. I was convinced I was destined to be stuck taking care of everyone else and that love meant putting everyone else’s needs above my own. I was there that night because my spouse had finally hit bottom …

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