Author: Area Delegate

Safety in Al-Anon meetings

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I came into Al-Anon, I came kicking & screaming. But after a period of ‘thawing out’, the program began to work in my life. Soon, I began to look forward to attending my...