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February 21, 2013


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Thank you. I will refer to this in the future. Amazing that more people aren't in Al-Anon. But surrender takes a while and often dire consequences.


If you'd been standing in my kitchen when I finished reading this - I would have applauded. Good stuff. Print and fridge worthy stuff.


Just beautifully said. Thanks so much!


My husband and I were where K is just two years ago. You are right in describing the horrific pain it is for parents. We got involved in Alanon and I cant tell you how much it meant to have that support at that time. I cannot recommend it enough. It helped us to learn how to detach with love ( the most unnatural thing for a parent to have to do, but necessary). Thankfully our child, after 90 days of treatment, and time in sober living, embraced the 12 step principles, applied them with the help of a sponsor and is 1.5 years sober. I wish only the best for K and family.


Just catching up on with some blogs after a busy week. I just realized I've been in Al-Anon for a year, and it is truly one of the best things I've ever done in my life. I agree with what you said to those hurting parents--the support of Al-Anon is life-changing, and would really help them figure out how to cope with such a difficult disease in a beloved child. Thanks for putting it so well.


I am so grateful to read this. I think I am K. I have hope but my son is still not clean. Thank you. It is so hard to know what to do. I thank God for this website and for the hope and love that informs it, for our Savior. I pray that my son is in His arms tonight. K

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