Gift of Serenity

An Al-Anon Member's Personal Story


The loving interchange of help among members and daily reading of Al-Anon literature thus make us ready to receive the priceless gift of serenity.


-- Al-Anon Opening

Information for Families of Alcoholics


Why I Always Recommend Al-Anon

In my own experience of dealing with a family member's alcoholism I spent years trying to find answers and solutions without any success, until I found Al-Anon.


What Exactly Is Enabling?

There are many different ways that love ones can enable an alcoholic, some of them are easily recognizable, but other can be very subtle and enigmatic.


Could You Be Enabling an Alcoholic?

Sometimes, while sincerely trying to help loved ones of alcoholics can inadvertently do things that help them continue along their destructive path.


How Long Will He Keep Drinking?

Unfortunately, the family's suffering can go on for many years before the alcoholic makes a decision to seek treatment for his addiction.


'I Don't Believe Alcoholism Is a Disease'

It may seem like an alcoholic is simply making poor choices, but it gets to a point when drinking becomes a mental obsession and physical compulsion.


Common Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics

People who grew up in alcoholic homes share a long list of remarkably similar characteristics and personality traits. Can you identify with any of them?


Family Dinners a Key to Prevention

Kids who regularly sit down with the family and have dinner are less likely to become involved in alcohol and drugs at an early age, and more likely to do well in school.


Parents' Supervision Can Prevent Early Drug Use

Research has found that the more parents are involved in their children's lives, especially in the pre-teen years, can play a big role in keeping them away from alcohol and drugs.


Common Myths About Underage Drinking

No, not everyone is doing it and it certainly doesn't make you look cool. Learn more facts about the myths associated with underage drinking.


Youthful Drinkers Have Greater Risk of Becoming Alcoholics

Researchers have found that the earlier people begin drinking the more likely they will develop alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence problems later in adulthood.