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!)

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 of Alcoholics Anonymous sets the stage for All Anonymous.  Most of us have/had many other symptoms.

 

The Problem

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

  • Alcohol

  • Drug Addiction (Drugs Other than Alcohol)

  • 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 gets lengthy, but the results were the same.

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!

 

For Many of Us

  • There were no meetings, specific to our symptoms, available anywhere around us, if at all!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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