Al-Anon: Support Groups for Those Affected by Alcoholics - Addiction CenterMost Al-Anon Family Groups meetings are topic discussion meetings. This means the person who is leading the meeting, the chairperson, chooses a topic related to the experience of dealing with a friend or family member who has a problem with alcoholism. Sometimes the chairperson will ask the group if anyone has a topic they would like the group to discuss. After a topic is chosen, then those who are at the meeting can share their experience, strength, and hope regarding that specific topic. Below are some of the topics that seem to be of most interest to those who are newcomers to Al-Anon Family Groups, or who want to learn more about the program and learn how to deal with their alcoholic friends or relatives. Buddy T. These topics are suitable for live meetings as well.
The Twelve Steps of Al-Anon
The Al-Anon program is a program for family members of addicts and alcoholics. But, many family members wonder why they would benefit from the step program. The first three steps of Al-Anon help illustrate why family members need the help just as much as the addicts themselves. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable. He can. Asking for help is one of the key steps of recovery for both addicts and their families. Family members attending the program learn to support and lean on one another, rather than seek that support from an active addict.
Al-Anon is a family of support groups for people who have been affected by alcoholism in their family. These groups aim to be beneficial and therapeutic. Call Now. Treatment Center Locator. Watch Jerry's Story. Learn What You Can Do.
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
The study of these Steps is essential to progress in the Al-Anon program. The principles they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever his personal creed. In Al-Anon, we strive for an ever-deeper understanding of these Steps, and pray for the wisdom to apply them to our lives. These guidelines are means of promoting harmony and growth in Al-Anon groups and in the worldwide fellowship of Al-Anon as a whole. Our group experience suggests that our unity depends upon our adherence to these Traditions. Twelve Steps We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
Twelve Steps. Twelve Traditions. Twelve Concepts. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.