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Story of the month!! From the January, 2016 Issue of The Forum Magazine…
Acceptance was the beginning of my recovery
Although I had been attending Al-Anon for three years, I was not convinced that we were dealing with alcoholism, until my husband said to me that he believed he was an alcoholic. I remember crying with relief. That was only the beginning of our journey of recovery. Now, 25 years later, I know that no one chooses to be an alcoholic. I know that my husband did not wake up each morning thinking about how he could hurt me or the family. I also know that my husband was not responsible for my feelings, my happiness, my peace, or my serenity. All of those things were my responsibility. I picked up that responsibility “One Day at a Time,” little by little. With the help of my Higher Power and Al-Anon, I walk in that peace, happiness, and serenity almost all the time. Acceptance was the beginning of my recovery. Acceptance of not only alcoholism, but acceptance of how much I needed help. I found that help in Al-Anon and I shall be forever grateful that Al-Anon was there.
Barba S., Kansas
Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al-Anon Family Group Hdqts., Inc., Virginia Beach, VA
The following titles are free to download from our site as a service to our members and anyone who might benefit from them.
Why Conference Approved Literature?
Al-Anon Then & Now
Did You Grow Up With a Problem Drinker?
Doubting Your Sanity? (English/French)
Doubting Your Sanity? (English/Spanish)
Al-Anon’s Path To Recovery-Al-Anon Family Groups Welcome Native American Groups / AboriginalsAl-Anon Family Groups Welcome: African Americans, African Canadians, All People of Color
The Seventh Tradition
Request For Research
Has Your Life Been Affected By Someone Else’s Drinking?
Living In A Shelter (English/French)
Living In A Shelter (English/Spanish)
Alateen Sponsorship. Is It For You?
Are Your Troubled By Someone Else’s Drinking?
Alcoholics, Their Families and The Judicial System(English, French & Spanish)
What Happens After Treatment? (English/French)
What Happens After Treatment? (English/Spanish)
Al-Anon’s Cofounders (English/French/Spanish)
A Resolution of Gratitude
Al-Anon Family Groups Welcomes Adult Children Of Alcoholics
Links of Service
Information for Educators
Fact Sheet for Professionals
Fact Sheet for Professionals (Spanish)
Fact Sheet for Professionals (French)
Attracting & Cooperating