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Old 08-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Alanon/Alateen Do's and Don'ts

1. Do remember you are not the only one living with an alcoholic.

2. Do look for help in Alateen/Alanon, AA and other local and community councils on alcoholism.

3. Do learn all you can about alcoholism, a family disease.

4. Do be honest with yourself and others.

5. Do use your talents in ways that interest you.

6. Do develop a sensible attitude about alcoholism.

7. Do remember that not only the alcoholic, but all members of the family are emotionally involved with the disease.

8. Do find someone other than a relative that you can confide in.

9. Do learn to forgive yourself and others -- you only hurt yourself by holding grudges.

10. Do keep your trust in your Higher Power.

11. Do take your own inventory and admit your faults to one person.

12. Do pass on your knoweldge of Alateen/Alanon to others.

1. Don't cover up for the alcoholic and take on responsibilities other than your own.

2. Don't try to make the alcoholic stop drinking -- you can't.

3. Don't argue with an active alcoholic.

4. Don't hide or throw out liquor; more is always available.

5. Don't take it personally when the alcoholic blames you for drinking -- any excuse will do.

6. Don't use drugs or alcohol as a means of escaping the family situation.

7. Don't condemn, judge, or criticize -- remember that alcoholism is a disease.

8. Don't make the alcoholic's problem the number one thing in your life.

9. Don't expect things to get better overnight.

10. Don't expect to change anyone but yourself.

11. Don't allow self-pity to grow inside of you. It will destroy you.

12. Don't over-react to the alcoholic's problem.
"No matter what you have done up to this moment, you get 24 brand-new hours to spend every single day." --Brian Tracy
AA gives us an opportunity to recreate ourselves, with God's help, one day at a time. --Rufus K.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. --Franklin D. Roosevelt
We stay sober and clean together - one day at a time!
God says that each of us is worth loving.
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