SHARE, a group of people
who have been affected by another's drinking, agree that they meet and share
via the Internet for the purpose of mutual aid in dealing with the family
disease of Alcoholism. We therefore declare ourselves an Al-Anon Family
Group, which will follow the Al-Anon Traditions to maintain the spirit of
fellowship with all world-wide Al-Anon Family Groups.
SHARE's roots began
with the CyberSerenity Al-Anon Family Group (CAFG) in
March 1995. The group grew very quickly, and by September 1996 there were
700 members and an average of 30 email messages per day. The following
February, in order to minimize the band width used by this email list,
CAFG's server, UTK, required everyone to receive mail in digest format.
As a result of this new
requirement, in September of 1997 the elected Trusted Servants and many other members
moved to a listserve at Best. In
June 1998, this group chose a new name, Sharing
Recovery in Email
(SHARE). If you are interested in further information about how our group
has emerged, see our recorded Group Consciences and the On-Line Al-Anon
are held weekly with a new topic provided by a meeting
chairperson. As in many email lists, a large proportion of the group does
not share on a regular basis. Currently, the volume of mail on the large
list averages four shares per day.
Concepts of Service are our guidelines. We
are self-supporting through Seventh Tradition contributions. We also
support the On-Line Al-Anon Information Service (OLA-IS) and the
World Service Organization (WSO).
has many opportunities to serve in many capacities. If you are interested in
volunteering, please contact us.
meetings are different from face to face meetings as we do not have
the human contact of seeing, hearing and hugging. But we do develop
special relationships with one another as we share our Experience, Strength
and Hope. Anonymity on-line,
as in a face to face meeting, is an important principle.
Come join us!
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time the Al-Anon Family Groups, Inc., 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia
Beach, Va. 23454, is in process of developing guidelines for Al-Anon on the
Internet. The provision of the information on this website does not constitute
endorsement of this by AFG, Inc., WSO, or any other entities.
Updated March 2000.