District 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 our Meeting Directory page, 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.

We 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.

Al-Anon Information: 425-348-7828

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Are you troubled by someone's drinking? (Al-Anon)

Has your life been affected by someone's drinking? (Alateen)

Did you grow up with a problem drinker?

DETACHMENT:

Detachment is 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 without help.

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.


* Not to allow ourselves to be used or abused 
  by others in the interest of another's recovery.

* Not to do for others what they can do for themselves.

* Not to manipulate situations so others will eat, go to bed, get up, pay bills, not drink,     or behave as we see fit.


* Not to cover up for another's mistakes or misdeeds.


* Not to create a crisis.


* Not to prevent a crisis if it is in the natural course of events.


By 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, VA

 
   
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