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Al-AnonAlcohlics Anonymous (support group for loves ones of alcoholics)
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As for me, Al-Anon completely turned my life around.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Find ideas to manage urges and plan for sobriety on-line ( IngWithUrgesToDrink.asp) Resources for People Whose Loved One Has an Addiction Al-Anon; Alateen Provides fellowship and support for those affected by someone else's drinking.
Along with professionals, another support source is Al-Anon Family Groups.
It has only been in the last two years, since he has attended Al-Anon meetings, that he has developed a greater understanding of alcoholism and the part he needs to play in his wife's continuing recovery and his own future wellbeing.
Al-Anon is an organisation formed to help families and friends of alcoholics and problem drinkers.
The protocol described in the article is classic Al-Anon. Therapists and 12-Step programs can work in combination more effectively than alone.
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Dipstick: Before you move out, head over to an Al-Anon meeting.
My third suggestion is to call Al-Anon, the family support group.
Screenwriter William Borchert's biography reveals a determined woman who played a pivotal part in the formation of AA and its sister organization Al-Anon. From her life as a Wall Street wife in the Roaring 20s to her husband's 17-year descent into alcoholism, a vivid portrait of an adventurous and courageous life--and ideal--comes to life here.
At one point in the novel, they go to an Al-Anon meeting and find support there.
Jackie later joined Al-Anon, the society for families of alcoholics.