The Forum Magazine
Al-Anon's monthly magazine, The Forum, contains many personal stories of inspiration, some of which are made available each month on the Internet by authorization of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
I am early in my recovery, and already I see when and where the disease of alcoholism grabbed a hold of me. My parents were alcoholics and addicts, and my extended family was full of the same. I suffered through the twists of manipulation and lies my entire life.
I’ve been a member of Al-Anon for six years. I serve as our group treasurer, and I try to reach out to group members between meetings. Every once in a while, I am reminded about how keeping the focus on myself, and showing up at meetings matters to those around me.