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Welcome and Guidelines

We hope the following information will assist you in determining whether or not membership in the "CyberSerenity Al-Anon Family Group" is for you.

In order to achieve our group purpose, to help families and friends of alcoholics, we work towards upholding Al-Anon principles, Traditions and Guidelines.

CyberSerenity is considered a "closed" meeting, meaning it is for Al-Anon members and prospective members only. Anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking is welcome. Our Third Tradition states in part, "the only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend." Open meetings are available for those who have not been directly affected by the problem of alcoholism, but want information about the Al-Anon program.

Tradition 5: "Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics."

It has been our experience that recovery progresses at a faster rate when we share our experience, strength and hope (ESH) with each other. To help ourselves and others, we encourage members to freely and openly participate in our discussions.

When subscribing, new members are asked to introduce themselves and briefly share on what brought them to Al-Anon. This introduction will be sent to the group when you are subscribed, unless you state in your message that you prefer not to be introduced or to not have your introduction message sent to the group.

There are no right or wrong answers. Your recovery is your own. This process helps us to give you a warmer welcome as well as to help protect our members' confidentiality and anonymity.

Tradition 12 states: "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities."

Experience has also shown us that recovery in Al-Anon may require more than on-line communicating. We have found that attendance at regular local face-to-face Al-Anon meetings is extremely beneficial to our recovery.

How to Join
If you feel our Al-Anon group is for you, we invite you to become a member. Here are some instructions and help.

Our Group Conscience
The Group Conscience Committee was set up on April 16, 1998 to allow those interested in the business side of our Al-Anon to discuss business without interrupting sharing on our regular list.

About CAFG
We have a weekly topic, chosen by a Group Chair who rotates monthly. The topics are usually based on a step or tradition that changes monthly.

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