CAL – Al-Anon & Alateen’s Role in Family Recovery (Item # AV-31DVD)

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WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I didn’t go to a meeting today, but playing this DVD made me feel like I was in one & I kinda think that’s the point.  It’s an outreach DVD that brings the sensibility of a meeting to someone that hasn’t been to one.  It has 3 sections: 1) Al-Anon, 2) Alateen, & 3) Professionals.  Most groups I sell this DVD to keep one as a Master Copy to lend out to their members & I know of a few parents that give it to their kids to explain where they go every week.

2. My favorite section is the one for Professionals where they describe how a family comes into their office that has been to meetings versus one that hasn’t.  It made me think of my own family & how we would have acted had we gone to group therapy 😱AV-31DVD expanded thumbnail

**BONUS: This DVD originally came out in 2011, but subtitles in Spanish & French weren’t added until May 2013.  So if you need a subtitled version, you have to re-buy the DVD!

***UPDATE (6/29/2014): The World Service Office (WSO) has posted all the videos from this DVD onto their YouTube channel & you can click on the closed captioning feature that YouTube offers.  Feel free to forward any of these links below to anyone that you think might benefit from them:

Part 1 (Full Program): How Al-Anon Helps (11:36 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BJaKP5S2Wc

Part 1A: How Serious Is The Drinking? (2:52 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P80uq5WxGrY

Part 1B: What Was Life Like Before Attending Al-Anon? (4:24 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdGdyWxjYNM

Part 1C: How Can Al-Anon Family Groups Help? (2:39 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y6MsUmXV1A 

Part 1D: Al-Anon Members Tell How The Way It Is Today (6:42 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhAP7uyRqM8

Part 2 (Full Program): How Alateen Helps (10:35 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMiY71db3Oo

Part 2A: Life For Teens Before Alateen (3:24 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8niIfLp7ec

Part 2B: What Do Teens Say About Alateen? (2:37 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBwWpoAvf-c

Part 2C: What Do Older Teens Say About Alateen? (2:47 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX0nFbAWB2c

Part 2D: What Do Professionals Say About Alateen? (3:37 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxVyq_V7ZhU

Part 2E: Alateens Tell The Way It Is Today (3:10 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro0RRK4uPiQ

Part 3 (Full Program): Professionals Discuss How Al-Anon Can Help (12:04 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1KvPWYi6Ws

Part 3A: Diagnosis (5:54 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShfpLxEGvT0 

Part 3B: Treatment (6:08 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o330ML8j8Xc

Part 3C: Recovery (3:58 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgdh0soP33U

****DOUBLE BONUS: The links above only match the videos on my DVD from 2011, but if you’d like to go even further, there are some videos that were broken down to even smaller sections & can be found by clicking these 2 playlist links:

Al-Anon playlist of videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6_l09D081_Bningb27tkqL2nSS3jei3

Alateen playlist of videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6_l09D081-0zCREWsBjGtdo_Wr-5kSp

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