When it came to my turn, I decided I would speak and as soon as I started to talk I started to cry. A lot of us turn to God at this time, when we feel our lowest and when we feel there is nothing left for us to do for our child but pray. He drinks too much. There are many more you will enjoy.
My husband who is an alcoholic. I also encourage you to not take what happened personally. But after a few minutes, I felt this peace that was beyond words. I need a faster moving, less emotional source of information.
It felt weird because I was raised to suck it up, so to speak, and I also felt that everyone there had so much to deal with all the time with their own family, so why should I tell my troubles, ask for help from someone who has their own things to deal with every day. One of the groups I went to had about 2 dozen people who had been there for years, and one of the women had been there for 25 years.
Then I realized that my Higher Power was speaking through me. Joe November at 6: People there said parents of drug addicts are welcome. He put us thru so much that my son and I are suicidal.
There were 4 new people including me.
Some have been going for a while, others like me were just getting their feet wet. When I was asked to share I could only cry. I have been thinking about trying again, since I only went once.
A woman, another newcomer, had brought her teenage daughter for Alateen, which was supposed to be happening at the same time, but which was no longer going on.
I met really nice people there. I know I need to return to a meeting, but I am terrified of feeling that feeling again. I listened to everyone and so much of what I heard rang through, I felt liberated.
Yesterday was a good day. We would drink with friends. To recall my first meeting, I was so scared inside, but hid it with my calm and composed pretense. I was very angry but at the same time I felt relief because it was the first time in my life where I felt like I was finally home.
It was an afternoon meeting.Oct 09, · My al anon experience I mentioned on another thread that today I was going to al anon for the first time. It took all day because it was out of town and I. My Experience at Al-Anon I have never had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting of Al-Anon and I have always been curious as to what a meeting would be like.
Therefore, I knew this assignment would give me the perfect opportunity to attend a meeting. mmdei, Al-Anon is a program for those in relationships with alcoholics, not for the alcoholics themselves.
Anon, I'm sure you possess the critical thinking skills to decide for yourself whether Al-Anon is worthwhile or just spewing empty dogmatic rhetoric. This father’s experience with Al Anon began as a way to understand his son’s addiction. Al Anon allows him to detach from the disease and helps their bond.
In the early days of dealing with my son’s drug issues, the quality of my day was dependent on. My experience with Al-Anon.
For myself, talking to people who’ve been there and who really get it, has been very different than talking to just a therapist and has been profoundly healing.
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.Download