Al-Anon's Suggested Welcome
We who live or have lived with the problem of alcoholism understand as perhaps few others can. We, too, were lonely and frustrated, but in Al-Anon and Alateen we discover that no situation is really hopeless, and that it is possible for us to find contentment and even happiness, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
We urge you to try our program. It has helped many of us find solutions that lead to serenity. So much depends upon our own attitudes, and as we learn to place our problem in its true perspective, we find that it loses its power to dominate our thoughts and our lives.
The family situation is bound to improve as we apply the Al-Anon and Alateen ideas. Without such spiritual help, living with alcoholism is too much for most of us. Our thinking becomes distorted by trying to force solutions, and we beome irritable and unreasonable without knowing it.
The Al-Anon and Alateen program is based on the Twelve Steps (adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous) which we try, little by little, one day at a time, to apply to our lives along with the Serenity Prayer. The loving interchange of help among members and daily reading of Al-Anon and Alateen literature thus make us ready to receive the priceless gift of serenity.
Anonymity is an important principle of the Al-Anon and Alateen program. Everything that is said in our group meetings and member-to-member must be held in confidence. Only in this way can we feel free to say what is in our minds and hearts, for this is how we help one another in Al-Anon and Alateen.
The Suggested Al-Anon/Alateen Welcome. Reprinted with permission of
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