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Let it begin with me.
When anyone, anywhere
reaches out for help
let the hand of Al-Anon
& Alateen always
be there & let it begin with me!
Declaración de Al‑Anon
empiece por mí
Cuando alguien, dondequiera que sea, pida ayuda,
que nunca falte allí la mano de
Al‑Anon y Alateen, y — Que empiece por
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grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change
the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.
La Oración de la
concédeme la serenidad para aceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar, valor para
cambiar aquéllas que puedo,
para reconocer la diferencia
Millions of people are
affected by the excessive drinking of someone close. The following
questions are designed to help you decide whether or not you need
- Do you worry about how
much someone else drinks?
- Do you have money
problems because of someone else’s drinking?
- Do you tell lies to
cover up for someone else’s drinking?
- Do you feel if
the drinker loved you, he or she would stop drinking to please
- Do you blame the
drinker’s behavior on his or her companions?
- Are plans frequently
upset or canceled or meals delayed because of the drinker?
- Do you make threats,
such as, "If you don’t stop drinking, I’ll leave you"?
- Do you secretly try to
smell the drinker’s breath?
- Are you afraid to
upset someone for fear it will set off a drinking bout?
- Have you been hurt or
embarrassed by a drinker’s behavior?
- Are holidays and
gatherings spoiled because of drinking?
- Have you considered
calling the police for help in fear of abuse?
- Do you search for
- Do you often ride in a
car with a driver who has been drinking?
- Have you refused
social invitations out of fear or anxiety?
- Do you sometimes feel
like a failure when you think of the lengths you have gone to in order
to control the drinker?
- Do you think that if
the drinker stopped drinking, your other problems would be solved?
- Do you ever threaten
to hurt yourself to scare the drinker?
- Do you feel angry,
confused or depressed most of the time?
- Do you feel there is
no one who understands your problems?
If you answered yes to
three or more of these questions, Al-Anon may be for you.