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Glenda R (Simsboro, LA)
9/27/2008 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: 37th Fellowship by the Sea  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 53 min )

"I had a God before I got here and my God led me to my alcoholic and my alcoholic led me to Al-Anon and Al-Anon led me to ya'll and ya'll led me back to a more understanding God than I ever had."

Barbara G (Brighton, MI)
5/20-22/1988 in Bellaire, MI  EVENT: 16th Annual Michigan Al-Anon/Alateen Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 17 min )

"My Higher Power can do for me what I cannot do for myself."

"The effects of my alcoholism have shown up in this way:

I am a recovering co-dependent,

I am a recovering adult child,

I am a recovering compulsive overeater,

I am a recovering person who is addicted to relationships, and

I am also in a very special group that I am going to talk briefly about which is S-Anon and that is for people who have been in relationships or are in relationships with sexual addicts."

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."

Kathy H (Cincinnati, OH)
8/10/1991 in Ft. Mitchell, KY  EVENT: 1st Rule 62 Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 3 min )

"mean Irish drunks"

"Everything that came up we just made jokes about it."


"It was as though somebody gave me a set of skis and a parker with a hood and gloves and snow goggles and then dropped me in the desert."

Martha Ann C (Virginia Beach, VA)
2/6/1988 in San Francisco, CA  EVENT: AFG Luncheon  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 52 min )

"I tried to reason with him, which is just another word for nagging."

"We didn't know it, but we suffered from the same disease which was alcoholism. He suffered from the effects of drinking it and I suffered from the effects of reacting to it."

"Anxiety is the price we pay for playing God."

Buck N (Midland, TX)
6/8/1985 in Santa Rosa, CA  EVENT: Northern California World Service Assembly (NCWSA)  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 52 min )

"I am the husband, the brother, the brother-in-law, the son, the grandson, the father of, the father-in-law of alcoholics."

Marie S (Los Angeles, CA)
6/30/2017 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 36th Music City Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 1 min )

"If your alcoholics and you're in the room - thank you. You're my idea of an open bar...I'll have a double shot of that one."

Larceen G (Hawthorne, CA)
8/10/2002 in Toccoa, GA  EVENT: 24th Georgia Al-Anon /Alateen Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 5 min )

"For me to be quiet for four hours is almost an act of God."

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."

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."