Asking for Help
Even if we have come to the realization that we have been affected by someone else’s drinking, asking for help to deal with these affects was often extremely difficult. Many of us firmly believed that we should be fully capable of handling all our problems on our own. Isolated by this disease, we may have felt too shameful to let anyone else know, and too fearful of further disappointment to take the chance of being let down again.
Al-Anon's Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions (B-8) is a basic, easy to understand introduction to Al-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The chapter on Step Two describes how we can break out of our isolation by reaching out to others for help as we "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."