Putting the pieces back together – Ed Grisamore – Macon.com.
I met with two women one afternoon last week, and we talked about putting things together. Actually, it was more like putting things back together. A self-repair shop.
Carol and Donna are members of Al-Anon. This is why, for confidentiality reasons, I will not publish their last names.
This is not to be confused with Alcoholics Anonymous, but Al-Anon follows the same 12-step and 12-tradition program that have become the model for AA. The only requirement for membership in Al-Anon is to have been affected by someone else’s drinking or substance abuse.
Al-Anon meetings are not guilt trips, blame games or dress rehearsals on how to play the victim.
They practice the three “C’s” at Al-Anon.
“I didn’t cause it. I can’t control it. And I can’t cure it,” Carol said.
This is a support group to help those whose lives, careers and families have been trampled by the destructive behavior of their friends and loved ones.