Al Anon experiences?
September 14, 2006 6:10 PM Subscribe
I would like to hear about your experiences with Al-Anon. I also have a few specific questions.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I are both from alcoholic families and we have been thinking about going to some Al-Anon meetings.
Here are some specific questions:
In part because my parent was quite secretive about drinking, I feel that my situation wasn't really that bad, though it's definitely had an effect on me, particularly toward the end of my time living at home. Will I feel out-of-place at meetings because my experiences are probably much more mild than other people's?
Is it a good idea for us to attend the same meetings?
(Our situations are rather different - his was much more severe, and neither of his parents are interested in AA or any other kind of treatment, whereas my parent has been in AA for the last few years and is doing pretty well.)
What is the general age of participants? Is it heavy on high school kids? College kids? Children-of-alcoholics? Spouses-of-alcoholics?
Has it really helped you?
Anything else you can tell me will also be appreciated!
If you would like to send me a private email, use askmefianonymous at gmail dot com