Al Anon for other abusive problems

Old 02-22-2007, 09:24 AM
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Al Anon for other abusive problems

Can a person go to Al-Anon meetings if they are having problems with someone who is an abusive bully, though not an alcoholic or drug addict?
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:26 PM
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Yes. Al-Anon, although originally started for those affected by alcoholics, is also for anyone affected by "toxic" relationships. Alcoholism is just one form of toxic relationship. Anger management issues, mental illness issues, problems arising from a person's past...all that also falls into the category of 'toxic'. The tools taught by Al-Anon can be used by people whose lives are affected by other forms of toxicity than just alcoholism.
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:47 PM
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You betcha Rez. Ginger covered it real well. Can I ask who the "person" is?

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:19 AM
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I'd rather not say, but thanks
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:10 PM
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I am the adult child of an adult child. My father was abused by his alcoholic mom. He tried to change, but didn't get any help. He continued alot of the abuse with me and my sisters, even though he didn't want to. He still can't talk about it. I am 40 y.o. I have been working on my own recovery. I know that I can protect myself now, but I still get nervous when I think of him.
I fit the characteristics like a glove.
Welcome to this place. I have found it to feel safe for me to talk about my issues here.
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:22 AM
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:21 AM
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oooooh yes Rez, by participating in al anon i've begun to heal many parts of my life....many that had nothing to do with alcohol or drugs. its all about the tools, the awareness and the support.

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