For those who don’t know or have never heard of Al-anon, it is a 12-step recovery program that is the counter-part to the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step recovery program. It was initiated by Lois Wilson (the wife of Bill Wilson; one of the original founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) as a safe haven and support group for anyone who is dealing with a loved ones alcoholism (and/or drug addiction)
Attendee’s include wives, husbands, partners, parents and adult children of alcoholics/ addicts. Young children of alcoholics attend Alateen sponsored by Al-anon.
I have been attending Al-anon meetings for 20 years and came away from my first meeting thinking…”What a bunch of losers, as well as… I heard some interesting things here.”
As a professional family substance abuse counselor, I encourage my clients to attend Al-anon and find out if it is something they wish to incorporate in their recovery. Some swear by it, others are shunned.
I have compiled a list of 16 opinions; 8 hip-hip hooray! 8 bah humbug!
See these at; The Huffington Post
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