WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This 48-page booklet was around only from 1993 to 2005 & was designed for newcomers that were introduced to Al-Anon through various treatment facilities. Member sharings answer 10 frequently asked “What now?” questions about sobriety & making the transition to a 12-Step recovery program. I’m glad Alateen sharings are also included & I’ll be donating this to our District archives chairperson so she can add it to her lending library for others to check-out.
2. Even though this booklet is no longer in print, it was responsible for producing 6 institutional outreach pamphlets in 1995 that targeted 4 primary audiences: hospital/treatment centers (item # P-81); correctional facilities (P-83 & P-84); mental health centers (P-79 & item # P-80); & shelters/crisis centers (P-82).
3. My favorite line is on page 31: “I did everything for my ex-husband except breathe for him.”
**BONUS: This booklet originally began as a 12-page pamphlet in 1962 & on page 12 is the only time I’ve seen a reference to a “Divine Power” rather than Higher Power.