What book does Al-Anon use?
Al‑Anon’s “basic book” reflects the shared wisdom of Al‑Anon members today. The most comprehensive book on Al‑Anon is excellent for personal and meeting study.
What are the Al-Anon principles?
Al–Anon, a mutual-help group for people with alcoholic friends or family members, pioneered the idea of detachment with love. A core principle of Al–Anon is that alcoholics cannot learn from their mistakes if they are overprotected.
Who are Al-Anon meetings for?
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Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
What are the Al-Anon slogans?
The Al-Anon Slogans
- How Important Is It? “It’s not important for me to comment on everything I hear.
- Easy Does It. ““Easy Does It” suggests not only that I learn to slow down, but also that I learn to lighten up.
- Keep an Open Mind.
- Progress Not Perfection.
- Keep Coming Back.
- But for the Grace of God.
- One Day at a Time.
What is Cal in Al-Anon?
Conference Approved Literature (CAL) | Al–Anon Family Groups.
What is the difference between AA and Al-Anon?
Both AA and Al–Anon are support groups. However, AA is for people struggling with or recovering from alcohol use disorder; Al–Anon is for people whose family members have histories of alcohol use disorder.
What does Al-Anon say about detachment?
As the Al–Anon literature says, “Detachment is neither kind nor unkind. It does not imply judgment or condemnation of the person or situation from which we are detaching. It is simply a means that allows us to separate ourselves from the adverse effects that another person’s alcoholism can have upon our lives.”
What are the 12 steps of codependency?
- We admitted we were powerless over others – 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 lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Do Al-Anon members have sponsors?
Sponsorship is a mutual and confidential sharing between two Al–Anon members. There are no requirements for Al–Anon sponsorship. However, it helps to choose someone who is committed to using the program in his or her own life, and who can share experience, strength, and hope as a result of practicing the Twelve Steps.
How do you know if you need Al-Anon?
If someone close to you, such as a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor, has or has had a drinking problem, the following questions may help you determine if Al‑Anon is for you: Do you constantly seek approval and affirmation? Do you fail to recognize your accomplishments? Do you fear criticism?
What is the best resource for friends and family of alcoholics?
Al-Anon is one of the oldest and largest support groups in the world for friends and family of alcoholics.
Is there an app for Al-Anon meetings?
How can I access the Al‑Anon Family Groups mobile app? To use the Al‑Anon Family Groups app, you must have a connected mobile device, e.g. smartphone or tablet that runs Apple iOS or Android operating system. The app is not compatible with desktop or laptop computers and there is no outside dial‑in option.
What is the Al-Anon prayer?
God, grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
What is the AA saying?
To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.