The Forum Magazine

Forum MagazineAl-Anon’s monthly magazine, The Forum, contains many personal stories of inspiration. Articles from members present their personal views and experiences. Opinions expressed here are not attributable to Al-Anon as a whole. In keeping with Tradition Eleven, individuals are identified by first names and last initials only.

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A Sample of Forum Articles

“Alateen taught me about the disease of alcoholism.”
Until I was seven, I thought I had a wonderful life. I lived with my mother, my aunt, and my grandfather. I had a lot of friends and I got good grades. I had no worries in the world, until my mother saw him again. … read more

“Without detachment, I was imprisoned while my boyfriend was in jail”
I came to Al-Anon when my boyfriend was sent to jail. For the first time in my life I could not maintain the illusion of control. … read more

“The day I started over with Step One”
For over five years, I had thought Step One was easy: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” I certainly felt powerless, and I wasn’t managing my life very well. Then one day, in yet another attempt to help my alcoholic daughter, I had an epiphany. … read more

Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al-Anon Family Group Hdqts., Inc., Virginia Beach, VA

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