23 is located in Washington State, north of Lynnwood.
It encompasses most of Snohomish County, including Everett,
Snohomish, Monroe, Marysville, and Lake Stevens. We offer
more than 23 meetings in our district. You will find these
listed on ourMeeting Directorypage, along with meeting
times and addresses. Further, you will find information on accessing phone meetings offered everyday of the week if you can't get out locally.
hope you find in this fellowship the help and friendship we have
been privileged to enjoy. We urge you to try our program. It has
helped many of us find solutions that lead to serenity.
neither kind nor unkind. It does
not imply judgment or condemnation of the person
or situation from which we are detaching. Separating
ourselves from the adverse effects of another
person's alcoholism can be a means of detaching:
this does not necessarily require physical
separation. Detachment can help us look at our
situation realistically and objectively.
Alcoholism is a family disease. Living with the
effects of someone else's drinking
is too devastating for most people to bear
In Al-Anon we learn nothing we say or do can cause
or stop someone else's drinking. We are
not responsible for another person's disease or
recovery from it.
Detachment allows us to let go of our obsession
with another's behavior and begin to lead happier
and more manageable lives, lives with dignity
and rights, lives guided by a Power
greater than ourselves. We can still
love the person without liking the behavior.
IN AL-ANON WE LEARN: * Not
to suffer because of the actions or
reactions of other people.
to allow ourselves to be used or abused
by others in the interest of another's recovery.
to do for others what they can do for themselves.
to manipulate situations so others
will eat, go to bed, get up, pay bills, not drink, or behave
as we see fit.
to cover up for another's mistakes or misdeeds.
to create a crisis.
to prevent a crisis if it is in the natural course of events.
learning to focus on ourselves, our attitudes
and well-being improves. We allow the alcoholics
in our lives to experience the consequences
of their own actions.
Information found through the links above have been reprinted with
permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach,