12 Step programs offer support for dealing with the addict and sharing with people in similar situations to you will quickly help you to understand the realities of addiction and recovery. These programs will also help you to recover from the emotional effects of a relationship with an active addict.
Whether the person you are concerned about is still drinking or not, Al-Anon/Alateen offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Support for friends and families.
These Twelve Steps, adapted nearly word-for-word from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, have been a tool for spiritual growth for millions of Al Anon/Alateen members. At meetings, Al Anon/Alateen members share with each other the personal lessons they have learned from practicing from these Steps.
The Twelve Steps is one of Al Anon’s three Legacies, along with Al Anon’s Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service.
Al-Anon’s books and pamphlets have a great deal to say about how Al-Anon members use the three Legacies as a tool for spiritual growth. But the best way to come to understand the Legacies is to listen to members share at Al-Anon meetings.
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