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Al-Anon Topics for Beginners

Sharing Experience, Strength and Hope

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Updated September 21, 2013

Hi, I'm Buddy, a grateful member of Al-Anon.

For the past 16 years I have had the privilege to attend Al-Anon Chat Meetings in the chat rooms that were previously here at the Alcoholism site and now located at StepChat.com. I have found them to be a great supplement to my recovery program.

I have gained much from the experience, strength, and hope of others in the room and I have been given many opportunities to reach out to newcomers, especially in our Al-Anon Beginners Chat Friday nights.

Below are some of the topics that seem to be of most interest to those who are newcomers to Al-Anon Family Groups, or who want to learn more about the program.

The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the person who gave them. Take what you like and leave the rest.

Acceptance
  Key to serenity.

Alcoholism
   It's a disease?

Anger
   A natural emotion.

Attitude
   So much depends...

Changes
   This too shall pass.

Choices
   Courage to change.

Control
   God has no step children.

Courage
   It doesn't come naturally.

Crises
   How important is it?

Denial
   Symptom of the disease.

Detachment
   Changing the focus.

Enabling
   Contributing to the problem.

Expectations
   Setting yourself up.

Emptiness
   That "hole" inside.

Family Disease
   That effects everyone.

Fear
   Facing the truth.

Focus on Ourselves
   Mind your own business.

Forgiveness
   A spiritual requirement.

God's Will
   How do you recognize it?

Gratitude
   Making a list.

Growing
   One day at a time.

Honesty
   No more keeping secrets.

Infidelity
   Learning the truth.

Keep it Simple
   But keep it.

Let Go and Let God
   Turning it over.

Live and Let Live
   And really living.

Looking After You
   How does it help?

Mind Your Own Business
   Who me?

Reason Things Out...
   With those who understand.

One Day at a Time
   Living in the "now."

Pain
   How Al-Anon helps.

Powerless
   Surrender to win.

Rejection
   Real or imagined?

Restoration
   Toward sanity.

Self Esteem
   Not self confidence.

Serenity
   It's a gift.

Trust
   Using good judgement.

Understanding
   How to "offer" it.

Unreasonable
   Without knowing.

Verbal Abuse
   Detaching from it.

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