We are dealing with a cunning, baffling, and powerful disease called alcoholism and one that is progressive and continues to get worse mentally, physically, and spiritually 00 usually on all fronts at once.
YOU have the choice to accept the things you cannot change. You must accept that the alcoholic is powerless over the disease. But accepting it doesn't mean you have to condone i, or like it -- and you do NOT have to accept unacceptable behavior.
You have the right to make decisions that are in YOUR best interest 00 to decide not to be around alcoholic behavior and to walk away from fights and arguments.... and to make the decision to no longer participate in the insanity of others.
Al-Anon can give you the courage to make those kinds of decisions. We can make decisions that might cause us some short-term discomfort knowing that in the long run, things will work out for the best if we continue to try to put the Al-Anon principles to work in our lives.
Now all we have to do is learn how to NOT participate in our own insanity!
For more information about Al-Anon, call 347-5805 or 258-4441. Meetings are now scheduled on the first Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Historical Building in Mason.