I was nervous because I didn’t know or trust anyone who was there. When I walked in, the first thing I noticed was the feeling of love and friendliness. Immediately, I felt warm and welcomed.
Three and a half years later, I am still going to meetings, and today I am the Group Rep. This program has helped me start trusting people again, and realize that the whole world isn’t as bad as I used to think.
The alcoholic in my life is still drinking, but thanks to Alateen, I have learned that someone else’s drinking is not my problem. I need to focus on myself and detach. If I ever need a refresher on how to deal with things, I take out my daily readers and my Courage to Be Me (B‑23) and read until I feel like I can deal with things again.
I owe a huge debt to Alateen because, if it weren’t for this program, I would probably no longer be in this world. Thank you,
The Forum, December 2013