Please share your thoughts with us

Al-Anon members have much in common but everyone’s journey in recovery is unique. Whether you have been around a while or are a newcomer to Al-Anon, you have something worth sharing about the highs and lows, the joys and challenges of living or having lived with the effects of another’s drinking.

Please help us make this new e-zine a vital, rich and diverse expression of the Al-Anon programme of recovery. You don’t have to be a professional writer. The Editorial Committee will take care of the spelling, grammar and punctuation. The length can be anything from a single sentence to 450-500 words. We may have to edit anything longer – Whatever you decide, sharing in Al-Anon Today can be another step along the road to recovery for both the reader and the writer, helping you and other members to grow.

Here are some guidelines:

  • Share your experience from the heart, with the focus on you.
  • You could relate a personal experience based on a programme principle such as detachment or acceptance, a Step, Tradition or Concept.
  • Keep to Al-Anon principles and avoid outside issues, observing Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions.
  • Use the first person (I, me, we, us). True personal sharings do not give direction, instead they express your experience, strength and hope.
  • Remember, grammar and spelling are not as important as heartfelt experiences.

You may choose how you sign your article; - with your name, anonymously, or with a pseudonym, but please note that your full name and contact details are required with your submission. Your anonymity will be fully respected. Articles from members present their personal views and experiences. Opinions expressed herein are not to be attributed to Al-Anon as a whole.


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