All Anonymous!

All Anonymous is an organization of men and women who qualify for any or many 12 step program/s!

Welcome to All Anonymous! (AllAnon!)

Double Winners Welcome Here!

All Anonymous is an organization of men and women who qualify for any or many 12 step program/s. “Our liquor was but a symptom,” in the basic text, Alcoholics Anonymous, sets the stage for All Anonymous.  Most of us have/had many other symptoms. We welcome anybody who needs a meeting for whatever reason or who wants to share across traditional 12-step program lines.

You have a home at All Anon! You can share from whatever perspective you need to.  We have no tradition guards telling you when you cross out of your program’s allotted symptoms, because we are here for the whole person!  Share your real, whole self!  Welcome home! Welcome to All Anonymous!

The Problem

I’m an alcoholic, a codependent, an adult child of an alcoholic family, an adult survivor of childhood incest, a drug addict, a nicotine addict, a compulsive overeater, a bulemic, and an anorexic.  I’ve attended 12-step programs for each of those over the years in order to get the “steps” worked on each specific symptom. I have reached the spiritual awakening with each of them, and am, today, abstinent from each.

Those symptoms, for you, may have included, but are not limited to, any of the following:

  • Alcohol

  • Drug Addiction

  • Pharmaceuticals (Legal Addicts)

  • Food

  • Lack of Food

  • Sex

  • Relationships

  • Workaholism

  • Chronic Criminality

  • Poor Health

  • Poverty

  • Negativity

  • Isolationism

  • Extreme Religiosity

  • Spending (AKA Retail Therapy)

  • Debting

  • Hoarding

  • Gambling

  • Need to Control Others

The list goes on and on.  It gets lengthy, but the results are the same for us all!

We think the idea of singular, ego-based illness and recovery is a bit short-sitedMost of us had several symptoms aside from the one that got us into recovery, symptoms that were killing us! Perhaps the most common is alcoholism and codependency or alcoholism and other drug addiction.


For Many of Us

  • There were no meetings, specific to our symptoms, available anywhere around us, if at all!  Looking for a meeting where you can discuss your “stuff” in light of your alcoholism & codependency?  Double Winners are more than welcome here… they started this organization!

  • We thought we could control, maintain, or remove these symptoms by thinking, planning, or other means of self will (will power).  As time in recovery went on, these symptoms became more problematic, costly, and, ultimately, deadly.

  • We couldn’t address them in our usual meetings without being told they didn’t relate to the specific symptom of our group, e.g. alcoholism, codependency, compulsive overeating, etc. Have your heard this in your meetings’ opening remarks, “Please refrain from discussing problems other than ours in this meeting.”

  • Over time, we got sicker, never better, and although we succeeded in our primary 12-step program, we began to decline slowly, or quickly, due to our other untreated addictions.

  • We were stuck and declining due to these untreated symptoms. Many of us ended up in emergency rooms, hospitals, disability centers, jails, and/or early death beds.  All too often, you get to a meeting and hear about somebody taken to the hospital or perhaps dying from any number of other problems: heart attack, prescription medication overdose, suicide attempt (even though sober for 12 years!), long term effects of overeating, stress-related illnesses developed from some other obsessive long-term addiction.


One Response to “Welcome to All Anonymous! (AllAnon!)”

  • Howdy, Y’all!

    I just switched the site to WordPress. I hope it lets us begin to dialogue. Please let me know what you think.

    Any ideas of things to ad? Any articles you want to post? Etc.

    Let’s hope that this gets moving along. I know there are people out there dying to find it.

    Big thanks to Hello Houston Media for time and effort donated, go Brenda!

    Best to all!
    Jim B

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