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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

How often we see wives, husbands and parents come to Al-Anon groups because they have reached a point of desperation over the alcoholic drinking of a family member!

When they are told that Al-Anon’s purpose is not to bring about sobriety for the alcoholic, but peace of mind and sanity for them, they find it hard to take at first. Gradually the philosophy penetrates and they see the problem more clearly. Yet once the alcoholic is safely in AA and doing well, they often feel they “have it made” and Al-Anon becomes unimportant to them. They do not realize they need Al- Anon as a permanent way of life.

Today’s Reminder:

Al-Anon is for all those who are living with an alcoholic, whether actively drinking or sober. Unless we realize that, and live that thought, we have missed the whole point and purpose of its beneficent philosophy. To those who get the most out of it, it is truly a way of life.

“Let me never forget how much Al-Anon can do to make me a better person with a richer, fuller life. It gives me the means and the wisdom to serve others which I must have in order to fulfill myself.”

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973