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03 March 2018

posted Mar 25, 2017, 4:30 AM by Web Master2   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 4:49 AM ]

Hello!  Spring is on the way, a time for new beginnings!!  Why not treat yourself to your own copy of the Forum!! Until then, enjoy these highlights from the March issue! guidelines are online!!

If your meeting does not have a subscription, please order one for them.  My goal is for each meeting in the State of Maine to have a subscription! If you are not able to pay for a subscription…. Please message me and we will be giving several free subscriptions away in the next month as some wonderful Al-Anon member donated $55 to pay for 5 Forum subscriptions!!

March 2018

If we cannot get to a meeting….If we are in a crisis…To look up help on a certain subject…

SHARE HOW YOU HAVE BEEN HELPED BY CAL! In what ways has CAL affected your recovery? A little bird told me if you write on the CONCEPTS or TRADITIONS you have a good chance of being published!!  It can be a fun time for your Group to get together! Send comments to: with CAL Corner in the subject line…deadline is 15th of each month!

This month’s cover story is “All the Trying in the World” Mary from Wisconsin shares that no matter what she tried, it was not enough to get the alcoholic to stop drinking.

Listen to a 110 min audio interview with Al-Anon’s co-founders!! Go to,org/lois-interview to download it for FREE!

Cliff, a NEWCOMER from Minnesota, shares about finding HOPE in Al-Anon. He was heartened by the laughter and kindness he experienced.

Deb from Alberta reminds us of the acronym J.A.D.E.

And Kay from Oklahoma talks about how SERVICE work lead her out of FEAR and into FAITH

There is a great piece from Mac in Florida sharing his ability to say “NO”. He shares how he chooses now NOT TO ALLOW himself to be manipulated.

Al-Anon’s convention is on July 6-8th 2018 in Baltimore,MD

STEP 3:  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.  Linda B. shares how she made the decision to hand her daughter over to the care of God.

Tradition 3:  “The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.” A member from New York shares on this Tradition and how it led him to be gentle with his mother regarding his father’s drinking problem.

Concept 3:     The right decision makes effective leadership possible.

This member shared how “being right” doesn’t matter to her anymore. She uses prayer and meditation to accept the things she cannot change!

Alateen celebrates 60 years!!  Consider being an Alateen sponsor, ordering some Alateen literature for your Al-Anon meetings or dropping some Alateen literature off at your local JR and SR High school!  Remember we WELCOME teens into our Al-Anon meetings and want them to feel welcome!

Here is a subscription for to the Forum!