Finding Our Way Together

I knew my son had a drinking problem even though he didn’t drink in front of me. His lifestyle was indicative of a person who had lost his way. One day he announced that he was going to the Emergency Room to be admitted. From the ER, he went to a treatment facility and eventually …

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Wisdom That Lasts

There were two things that I received pretty early on from the Al‑Anon program. First, I was told that I didn’t need to continue to tell my relatives and friends all of the hardship I was experiencing from living with a problem drinker—that I now had my group to talk with about those things. This …

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Hope Kept Me Going

When I first came to Al‑Anon, I knew I was in the right place when I heard the Al‑Anon Suggested Welcome. When the Chairperson read, “We who live, or have lived, with the problem of alcoholism understand as perhaps few others can,” I felt hope for the first time in a very long time. I …

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