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Do You Reject or Reinforce the Negative Messages?

These messages can have a harmful or harmful effect on you as an adult. When you still believe these old messages, you give them power over you.

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A Voice from Al-Anon: We’re All In This Alone Together

By:  Whitney McKendree Moore Isolated in the Group? When I finally found my way into Al-Anon, I began to see what Lily Tomlin may have meant when she said, “We’re all in this alone together.” I had grown up in functional alcoholism and had then married it, so heads were nodding as I introduced myself […]

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A Voice from Al-Anon: Learning to Listen marilyn l davis from addict 2 advocate whitney mckendree moore

A Voice from Al-Anon: Learning to Listen

By: Whitney McKendree Moore   Changing My Focus by Listening   Al-Anon has taught me that recovery involves listening. One of our slogans is Listen and Learn. Another is Progress Not Perfection. Another (which I made up) is Recovery is a Verb. In Al-Anon meetings, sharing after sharing has built my trust that The Higher […]

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By: Noelle Sterne        “Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” The Ersatz Elevator                                                                                                                                      […]

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Thursday Truths: Ruth’s Story of Early Al-Anon

Note from the Editor-in-chief, Marilyn L. Davis: Ever wonder what the early days of Al-Anon were like? Whitney McKendree Moore had the pleasure of interviewing Ruth in 2000 for this post.  We are grateful to people like Lois Wilson, wife of Bill Wilson for taking people under her wing like Ruth, and for the ‘Ruths’ […]

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Recovery: Going from Battered and Broken to Better

By: T. Rose ____ “A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration   Shattered, Tattered, and Battered Recovery begins with us completely broken! That is not […]

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