How Al-Anon Works

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In Al-Anon, members do not give direction or advice to other members. instead, they share their personal experiences and stories.

How can I help my drinker?

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There is no magic formula that enables you to help someone stop. - or cut back - on his or her drinking. Alcoholism is a complex problem.

How can I find a meeting?

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If someone else's drinking troubles you, attending Al-Anon and Alateen Family Group meetings can help.

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AFG Convention

2020 AFG Convention
(More info coming soon)

More Info on the Convention Page.

Alateen must have consent form and notarized medical form filled out by parent/guardian and presented at the Alateen registration desk.

Alateen Form Required for Convention Attendance.

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CT Al-Anon's Literature Distribution Center - LDC - 

Check out all you need to know for Connecticut's very own LDC/Office (scroll down to the bottom of the page after clicking the link)

 

 

 

 

 

JUST FOR TODAY I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once.  I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

 

Just for today I will be happy.  This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

 

Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires.  I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it.

 

Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind.  I will study.  I will learn something useful.  I will not be a mental loafer.  I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

 

Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count.  I will do at least two things I don't want to do - just for exercise.  I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not show it.

 

Just for today I will be agreeable.  I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, keep my voice low, be courteous, criticize not one bit.  I won't find fault with anything, nor try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.

 

Just for today I will have a program.  I may not follow it exactly but I will have it.  I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

 

Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax.  During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective on my life.

 

Just for today I will be unafraid.  Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

 

 

These materials are adapted and reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA