Article Published in the Naples News:
April 17, 2019
Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a family resource for people who are troubled by someone else’s drinking.
We were co-founded in 1951 by Lois W., the wife of Bill W., the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. We have over 25 active meetings in Collier County.
One of our members shared what our program has done for her:
“The normal in my life has changed dramatically since I had the courage to walk into the rooms of Al-Anon," said Julie B. (Al-Anon has a tradition of anonymity).
“There was a time I wondered if the knife-in-my-back feeling would ever go away. Would the time come that I was not walking on eggshells for fear of saying or doing the wrong thing?
“I wasn’t comfortable enough with myself to ask for help. I thought I had to take care of my family on my own and by myself. There seemed to be no other way, so I continued to do the same thing over and over, expecting different results.
“Today I live a life free, free of chaos, free of judgement and free to be me. Al-Anon’s Twelve Step Recovery has given me a life I never dreamed was possible. I live one day at a time, finding hope and happiness in every minute of my day."
To find out whether Al-Anon could help you, call 239-263-5907 or see www.naplesal-anon.org for a meeting schedule and location.
Carole, outreach chair for public information and media, Collier County Al-Anon (Carole’s full name withheld in keeping with Al-Anon’s respect for anonymity)
NEW Conference Approved Literature (CAL):
Just for Tonight Bookmark (M-81)
Companion piece to Just for Today Bookmark offers thoughtful reflections on Al-Anon principles to help prepare for a peaceful, restful night.
Order copies today: https://naplesal-anon.org/order-literature
District 159 chaired the FL South Area 10 “Under the Sea"
Convention Boutique August 3rd-5th 2018.
Thank you to our chairperson and alternate chairperson for their service!
Thank you to all members (from all Districts) that contributed their time
and talents in stocking the boutique with creative Al-Anon related items!
(Click on image to see larger photo)
District 159 was asked to display Al-Anon information and literature
at a local conference for AA & Al-Anon women.
The event was held at the Hilton Naples on June 15-17, 2018.
Thank you to our Literature chairperson for volunteering and spreading
the word of Al-Anon here in District 159!
Naples Daily News Dear Abby Article
District 159 Members: A Dear Abby article appeared in the Naples Daily Newspaper on April 12th, 2018. Because the column referred the writer to Alateen, WSO has recommended that we send thank you letters to the editor. This will encourage the editor to print more letters that reference Al-Anon, as it is at the discretion of the editor what gets printed. This is a HUGE opportunity for our district to get the word out about our wonderful program!
If you can also mention our local website “NaplesAl-Anon.org" this will spread the word and allow locals to visit our site for meeting locations.
Letters to the editor can be emailed to: email@example.com
All letters must include your name, city of residence and contact phone number.
You can request anonymity due to the nature of our program.
Letter to the Editor–Naples Daily News
District Meeting Information
If you will be attending the monthly District 159 Meeting and would like to view/download the reports that will be presented, please visit the “Members" section (www.NaplesAl-Anon.org/members). If you don't have the password and you are the Group Representative, please email Webmaster@NaplesAl-Anon.org.