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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

When my body is sick, I take the medicine the doctor prescribes. When I am soul-sick and heart-sick, I need medicine just as much or more. Living with an alcoholic, and with my own neurotic response to that situation, I need the spiritual and emotional curatives that Al- Anon can give me. In the beginning I do not realize how much I need it, but when I see others healed of their despair, I find myself willing to accept this program.

People only deprive themselves when they blindly reject the continuing help of Al-Anon. Even when the alcoholic has found sobriety, they still need its spiritual support. They would profit greatly by “taking the medicine” until they can feel its beneficial effects.

Today’s Reminder:

If ever I found relief from my self-torment in Al-Anon; if ever I enjoyed moments of wonder at how much better I felt after being guided into this spiritual road to recovery, I will not lightly let go of Al- Anon. We all learn, sooner or later, that it can be applied to all facets of life, now and always.

“It is comforting to know that I need never face my problems without the help of Al-Anon.”

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