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Brenda Smith Dr. Donna Goodwin Speech Communication I 29 February 2012 Al-Anon Family Groups There are 12 million alcoholics in the United States. That means that 40 to 50 million friends and family members also suffer from alcoholism and its affects. The help for alcoholics is Alcoholics Anonymous and the help for the non-alcoholic is the Al-Anon recovery program. I am here tonight to tell you about the Al-Anon recovery process. It is a free, 100% guaranteed life changing program that will supply you with the tools to survive the effects of someone else’s drinking. This program is for you, the family member or friend of the alcoholic. I have been a proud member of this program for the past thirteen years and in that time I…show more content…
You will be given unconditional love and support from all members. The most important thing to remember is that we too know how you feel and if you keep an open mind you will find help. Al-Anon is a gentle process that unfolds gradually, and in time we discover that the principles of the program can be practiced in all our affairs. Al-Anon encourages members to attend Al-Anon meetings, work the Twelve Steps, read conference approved literature, get a sponsor and attend open AA and Al-Anon speaker meetings. These are the same things that are required of the alcoholic. In closing I would like to urge you, if you are troubled by someone else’s drinking, to think about how the program can help you to find solutions that lead to serenity. Now that I have explained the purpose, the requirements for membership and what to expect from the Al-Anon recovery process I hope you can see the benefits of this free, 100% guaranteed life changing program and how it can supply you with the tools to survive the effects of someone else’s drinking. For anyone that is interested I will be happy to talk to you further about the program and please feel free to take the complimentary brochures I have brought for you today. I always tell newcomers when I take them out to explain the program, “You are already miserable so what have you got to lose by trying the program? Try at least 6 meetings. If then you feel
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