Al-Anon / Alateen
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.
We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps,
by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics,
and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
Used with permission from the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2018-2021, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
Member’s Share Thier Experience Strength and Hope in Al-Anon’s Magazine “The Forum”
Following Al-Anon Basics
(The Forum, July 2017)
When I attended my first Al-Anon meeting, I was tired and full of despair. The last 18 years of living in the active disease of alcoholism had taken its toll. I didn’t know what to expect from the meeting, but I was willing to listen. During that meeting…..read more
This is My Story (Alateen)
(The Forum, August 2017)
I lived with my parents until I was five. When they divorced, I went to live with my grandparents. I was so young, but people told me it was a very stressful time for everyone. My mother, sister and I were supposed to live at my grandparents…..read more
I Learned I Am Not Alone
(The Forum, December 2017)
I discovered at my first Al‑Anon meeting just how much alcoholism had affected me, even though I didn’t drink. I was just as sick as my alcoholic boyfriend—maybe worse. I was obsessed. I constantly searched for alcohol and poured it out .…..read more