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Chat Meeting Topics

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

For the past year or more I have had the privilege to attend Al-Anon Chat Meetings in Chat Room 2 here at the Mining Co. Alcoholism site and 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 on Friday nights.

We have had meetings on many different topics over the past months as we came together for mutual support. We have all learned a great deal and hopefully have made progress in our recovery as a result. I know I have.

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.

A form is provided on each page for those who wish to ask questions about the topic.

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.

Al-Anon Meetings
To find an Al-Anon meeting your area, check this page for a meeting list or a telephone number you can call for a schedule.

Online Al-Anon
Al-Anon members gather together for mutal support using email and chat rooms. Here's a list of contacts.

Help for Families
If you have a problem with someone else's drinking, these pages may help.

More Information
Articles that can help in sorting through the confusion.

Family Support
Other online resources for the families of alcoholics.


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