I reached out to a member in the Al-Anon
fellowship for refuge and my request was granted.
Also consider joining the family support group Al-Anon
Because support groups can increase the family member's well-being and ability to respond effectively to the person with the addiction (Al-Anon
, 2011), I took this opportunity to ask Mrs.
If you haven't been in touch already, contact Al-Anon
, the support network for family and friends of alcoholics.
He recommended Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon
as resources for alcoholics and family members respectively.
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Winona Ryder stars in TV movie When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (pictured), a drama about the true story of the troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon
and her husband Bill Wilson, an alcoholic and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Barbara, an addictions counselor, talks Bruce and Jimmy into doing some independent sleuthing when Luz Colon, her Al-Anon
sponsee, is suspected of murdering her abusive boyfriend, Frankie Iacone.
teaches detachment with love and has produced an excellent pamphlet entitled, 'alcoholism - a merry-go-round of denial.' Alcoholism is no respecter of persons, blighting the lives of people from all walks of life.
is a support group aimed at those who live or are affected by anyone with a drink problem.
I am writing to you regarding a campaign being run by Al-Anon
Family Groups - a worldwide self-help organisation closely related to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
However, I was disappointed that the article did not also recommend or at least mention that family members can attend Al-Anon
, where the behaviors discussed would be reinforced outside of the therapeutic setting.