|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. Al-Anon is not allied with
any sect, denomination, political entity,
organization, or institution; does not
engage in any controversy; neither endorses
nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for
membership. Al-Anon is self supporting
through its own voluntary contributions.
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help
families of alcoholics. We do this by
practicing the Twelves Steps, by welcoming
and giving comfort to families of
alcoholics, and by giving understanding
and encouragement to the alcoholic.
|We admitted we were powerless over alcohol
- that our lives had become unmanageable.
||Came to believe that a Power greater than
ourselves could restore us to sanity.
||Made a decision to turn our will and our
lives over to the care of God as we
||Made a searching and fearless moral
inventory of ourselves.
||Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to
another human being the exact nature of our
||Were entirely ready to have God remove all
these defects of character.
||Humbly asked Him to remove our
||Made a list of all persons we had harmed,
and became willing to make amends to them
||Made direct amends to such people wherever
possible, except when to do so would injure
them or others.
||Continued to take personal inventory and
when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
||Sought through prayer and meditation to
improve our conscious contact with God as
understood Him, praying only for
knowledge of His will for us and the
power to carry that out.
||Having had a spiritual awakening as the
result of these steps, we tried to carry
this message to others, and to practice
these principles in all our affairs.