For years James had resisted other's suggestions he go to Al-Anon
When I was in private practice as a general practitioner, I sent patients to Al-Anon
and watched it change their lives.
programs, which help partners and children of alcoholics, often do not get the alcoholic patient into treatment, he said.
From then on, if anyone answered "yes" to that question, I would refer them to Al-Anon
I also suggest to patients that they try four or five different Al-Anon
meetings, because each one is different--some are small and some are large, for instance.
The 12-step programs, such as Al-Anon
and Nar-Anon, instruct CSOs to acknowledge their powerlessness over the substance abuser's alcohol or drug problem, to detach, and to focus on themselves.
I went to Al-Anon
meetings and vented my anger at him.
Due to the author not separating Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon
, and Alateen, the original, second, and third twelve-step programs that were started, out of whatever programs she meant, I am compelled to write.
She argues that behaviors and ideas around alcohol consumption--including those of avid drinkers, AA pioneers, Al-Anon
wives, liquor advertisers, filmmakers and therapeutic experts--were crucial in shaping white middleclass gender positions in the decades from the repeal of prohibition in 1933 to the mid-1960s.
is a 12-step program that has often made it possible for partners dealing with an alcoholic spouse to cope in loving ways with disruptive behaviors.
This paper will use Al-Anon
as its primary example of a twelve-step group because it evidences issues clearly related to gender and defined sex roles, but many of the issues are similar in all groups modeled on AA.
Although not for everyone, involved family members should be introduced to 12-step support groups such as Al-Anon