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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 9:04 PM


When someone close to you DRINKS TOO MUCH.........

Sometimes the problem drinker is a spouse or partner. Sometimes parents are concerned about a child's drinking. Sometimes the drinker is --- or was -- a parent, another relative, a co-worker or friend.........Even if there is no active alcoholism in your life now, sometimes a relationship with a problem drinker (Your parent or grandparent drank too much, you divorced a spouse who behaved badly while intoxicated, your current spouse or partner has stopped drinking) can have long-lasting effects.

Where can you find help and hope? The Al-Anon Family Group could be helpful to you.

Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are living with -- or have lived with -- someone whose drinking created problems for themselves or others. It doesn't matter whether the drinker is an alcoholic or not. What really matters is this question: DOES THE DRINKING BOTHER YOU?

Living with the effects of someone else's drinking is too devastating for most people to bear without help. Members help each other to understand and unravel the lingering effects that resulted from someone else's drinking -- whether the drinking is still active or not.

Anyone concerned about someone else's drinking is welcome to walk in and attend any meeting. Meetings last for one hour. Al-Anon also has on-line and telephone meetings, helpful for the homebound, for those who live in rural areas and for travelers who can participate in a meeting from anywhere in the world.

There are NO DUES OR FEES. Members make voluntary contributions because each group is self-supporting and declines outside contributions. Most groups pass a basket at each meeting to help cover its routine costs, such as renting the meeting room, supporting Al-Anon services and buying literature. Contributions are optional. (Alateen is part of the Al-Anon fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through the teen years)

North Austin Al-Anon Meeting
Near North Lamar & Braker Intersection
St Marks United Methodist Church
601 W Braker Lane
(Meeting In Building Behind Church)
Friday Noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 1 p.m.

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