Al-Anon


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Al-Anon

 [al´ah-non]
a resource and support group for adult relatives and close friends of alcoholics. Al-Anon is available to interested individuals even if the alcoholic does not participate in alcoholics anonymous.

Al-Anon

an international organization that offers guidance, counseling, and support for the relatives, friends, and associates of alcoholics. See also Alateen, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous.

Al-Anon

A community-based fellowship of relatives of alcoholics which operates under the aegis of Alcoholics Anonymous, and allows participants to share their experiences while facilitating discussion and resolution of common problems. See also Alateen.

Al-Anon,

n.pr group connected to Alcoholics Anonymous specifically organized for individuals connected to the recovering alcoholic.
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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.
Al-Anon 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.
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.
Al-Anon 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 or Naranon.