Alanon Quotes: Wisdom and Inspiration from the 12-Step Program


In Alanon, we share our experiences, strength, and hope so we can find our way.

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Alanon: A Day at a Time.

We can’t control others’ actions, but we can control our reactions.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

Just for today, I will trust the ones who held me up, not the ones who let me down.

Alanon: The healing place for families of addicts and alcoholics.

Let go or be dragged.

But for the Grace of God, go I.

What you think of me is none of my business.

One Day at a Time, Sweet Jesus.

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.

Progress, not perfection.

Easy Does it, but Do it!

It’s not all about you, and it never was.

I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.

Alanon: Where love begins with self-love.

Today I will not stress over things I can’t control.

My serenity is directly proportional to my level of acceptance.

When you can’t look on the bright side, I’ll sit with you in the dark.

Keep Coming Back, it Works if You Work It.

In Alanon, we learn to laugh again, to love again, and to live again.

In the process of letting go, you will lose many things but you will find yourself.

Alanon: Because sometimes you need to put yourself first.

Love is not about control. Love is about letting go.

Alanon: where we learn to dance, even in the rain.

We don’t cause others’ addictions, we can’t control them, and we can’t cure them.

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Serenity isn?t freedom from the storm; it is peace within the storm.

Progress ? not perfection.

Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect.

In Al-Anon I learned that I can be happy, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

Take it one day at a time.

In Al-Anon, we strive for an ever-deepening understanding of these Steps, and pray for the wisdom to apply them to our lives.

I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always to be there. And let it begins with me.

What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.

Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once.

In Al-Anon we learn nothing happens in God?s world by mistake.

Together we can do what we could never do alone.

Principles above personalities.

The only thing I need to change is everything.

This is a simple program for complicated people.

It?s okay to say no.

Keep the focus on yourself.

Slogans are wisdom written in shorthand.

In Al-Anon the attitude of gratitude is basic, it is the law that strength comes through struggle.

Progress not perfection, in Alanon we get better, not cured.

When I got busy, I got better.

The only person I can change is me.

Nothing changes, if nothing changes.

I can’t, He can, I think I’ll let Him.

Alcoholism is a family disease and we became too sick to know we were sick.

This too shall pass.

One day at a time.

Hurt people, hurt people.

Let it begin with me?when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and?Let It Begin with Me.

First things first.

We can love them without rescuing them.

Today, I will be as happy as I choose to be.

We can still love them, but hate what the disease has done to them.

What if I’m NOT wrong?

In Al-Anon what you hear here, let it stay here.

Nothing I say today will teach me anything, so if I’m going to learn I must do it by listening.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.

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