What does detachment with love mean?
Detachment with love means caring enough about others to allow them to learn from their mistakes. It also means being responsible for our own welfare and making decisions without ulterior motives-the desire to control others.
What does AFG mean in Al-Anon?
Al-Anon Family Groups is a spiritual fellowship, not a religious one.
What is the Al-Anon message?
Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. “Al-Anon has but one purpose to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.”
What does Ah mean in Al-Anon?
AH or AW: alcoholic husband or wife. Active A: an alcoholic who is still drinking alcohol. Big Book: refers to the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
What is healthy detachment?
On the flip side, healthy detachment essentially means letting go emotionally of the person or situation without ignoring them or avoiding them. Feeling bad or upset about a situation will do little to change the person or situation in question.
Is Al-Anon for codependency?
In codependency recovery, he or she learns this worry itself exists only in the mind. Similar to a recovering addict, a recovering codependent requires a great deal of support and help, whether through their own 12-Step program such as Al-Anon, or through professional help, or both.
What is crosstalk in Al-Anon?
From INSIDE AL-ANON Dec/Jan 1988-89 Vol 12 No 1 In these letters and conversations, cross-talking has been defined as talking out of turn, advice giving, questioning the person who is sharing, holding private conversations, having an individual comment on everyone’s sharing, and as being discourteous and intimidating.
What are the three legacies in Al-Anon?
Three Legacies: Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service. Study of the steps is essential to progress in the Al-Anon program. The principles they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever his personal creed.
What does Al-Anon say about resentment?
Resentment is MY DISEASE: Losing my temper – call it an “attack of anger” – can be a disease, too. It afflicts many of us before and even after we come into Al-Anon. We try to cure this disease by applying the Al-Anon program to our thinking.
What is detdetachment in Al-Anon?
Detachment is one of the most valuable techniques Al-Anon of- fers those of us who seek to reclaim ourselves. Simply put, detach- ment means to separate ourselves emotionally and spiritually from other people. If someone we love had the flu and cancelled plans with us, most of us would understand.
What is an Al-Anon book?
Books and pamphlets that share Al-Anon’s single purpose: to help family and friends recover from the effects of someone else’s drinking.
How can detdetachment help me?
Detachment can help us look at our situations realistically and objectively. Addiction is a family disease. Living with the effects of someone else’s drug use is too devastating for most people to bear without help. 12 step programs like Al Anon teach us that nothing we say or do can cause or stop someone else’s drug addiction or drinking.
What have you learned from detaching from addiction?
I learned Not to prevent a crisis if it is in the natural course of events. Detaching has helped allow me to focus on myself and by doing that my attitude and well-being will both improve. I am now able to allow the addicts in my life to experience the consequences of their own actions without feeling guilty or responsible.