Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA as a result of the meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon who were both hopeless alcoholics. They realized that alcoholism was a disease that could be treated by a system of applying spiritual values to daily living. Both men began working …∞
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Do you worry about how much someone else drinks?
Seek help It’s dumbfounding to learn that some never seek help of any kind with severe alcohol abuse. One wife says, “If my husband had sought help, he would have been admitting how serious my problem was. It was a big family secret.” But other people emphasize the importance of not going it alone when …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous Guidelines Relationship Between AA and Al-Anon (from AA GSO New York) The Fellowships of Alcoholic Anonymous and the Al-Anon Family Groups have a unique relationship. They are naturally drawn together by their close family ties, and yet the Twelve Traditions, the General Service Boards, and the General Service Conferences of both Fellowships suggest …∞
InTheRooms (ITR) has spent the past year planning, developing, and testing a brand new technology for carrying the message of recovery online worldwide. It’s a Free Online Social Network for the Global Recovery Community. ITR currently has 203,000+ members in 136 countries and has the largest AA group (93,000+ members), NA group (78,000+ members), Alanon …∞
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Undrunk presents a user-friendly history and introduction to AA, the Steps and Traditions, all punctuated by honest descriptions of his own transformation to “getting” the program. Included are translations of AA lingo designed to put newcomers at ease.
Families and friends of alcoholics can help find hope and help in Al-Anon/Alateen Those who live with alcoholism often live in fear: fear of abuse, fear of anger, fear of trusting others. Al-Anon Family Groups (including Alateen for younger members) is a source of understanding, help, and hope to families and friends of alcoholics. The …∞
Enabling Addictive Behaviors – The Co-dependents Nemesis Allowing a loved one to do something may not be in their best interest, or yours. This may come as a surprise, since we usually think of making something possible for someone a good thing; but in families struggling with addiction, “enabling” means giving “help” that actually makes …∞
Stop Enabling the Alcoholic Discontinuing “enabling,” along with putting the onus for the drinker’s behavior and its consequences on the drinker. Do not cover up for them. Let them be responsible for their actions. Accept your responsibility, if any, for enabling, and then transfer 100 percent of the responsibility back to the alcoholic once you …∞
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Lois W, wife of Alcoholics Anonymous’ Co-founder, Bill W, recalls the time in AA when there were few members and no Big Book In the early days of AA things were really different. For five years there was no Big Book. The only way to communicate with people was to go tell them, so that …∞
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