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Arbutus O (Brownwood, TX)
8/5/2000 in Columbus, GA  EVENT: 22nd Georgia Al-Anon/Alateen Converntion  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr )

"I came to find the disintegrated pieces of a personality that was me."

"Hillbillies don't like to be obliged."

"He knew why I could not trust people."

"If you fail to carry this message then may God have mercy on those people and may God have mercy on us."

Christine B (Buford, GA)
8/4/2018 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 43rd Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 36 min )

"My story is a little different from a lot of Al-Anons.

I didn't come here to get anybody sober.

I was completely and totally isolated and alone except for one sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

He did not live in my town. He had been my counselor and he was my line to sanity.

I came to you because every day I was standing in front of the mirror and saying

'I have it in me to hold it together - today.'"

Ashley J (Franklin, TN)
6/4/2016 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: Girlstock 2016  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 6 min )

"Whatever happens today is none of my business."

"The world is much bigger than my family of origin and I have a home sweet home in the Fellowship."

Jean P (Concord, NC)
8/16/2003 in Cartersville, GA  EVENT: 26th Allatoona Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 58 min )

"My mom said I came out of my room when I was 15."

"Well I learned real quick what the rules in an alcoholic home were: you don't talk, you don't trust and you don't feel and another rule in my home was - you don't need anything."

Jan F (Shawnee, OK)
11/13/1991 in Knoxville, TN  EVENT: 18th Tennessee Al-Anon Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 4 min )

"I was a basket case of negative emotions...I was in a spiritual coma."

Fran B (Coffeeville, MS)
2/26-3/1/1992 in St. Simons Island, GA  EVENT: 30th St. Simons Island Weekend  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 48 min )

"I know that into each life some rain must fall and, you know, I'm glad mine was spiked because it gave me Al-Anon and it gave me this Program and it gave me a way to live."

Nell L (Waurika, OK)
1986 in Wichita, KS  EVENT: Wichita, KS  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 50 min )

"Eye-Lash-Energy came to me at a very early age."

Cathy C (Mesa, AZ)
8/7/1993 in Orlando, FL  EVENT: 49th SE Conf/37th FL State Conv  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr )

"We had skid row at home."

Sue S (Shreveport, LA)
Nov 1985 in Amarillo, TX  EVENT: Midwinter Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 1 min )

"I qualify for the program of Al-Anon because my husband tells me he's an alcoholic and I believe him! I have not always believed everything he's told me."

Lavonne O (Newark, CA)
3/13/1993 in Fresno, CA  EVENT: NCWSA Spring Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 42 min )

"Is your soul dry from desolation, wrinkled from worry, itchy from alcoholic irritation, rough from resentments?
Try Oil of Al-Anon."