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Double Winners

An AA shares her experience of being in AA and Al-Anon

I am what we call a "double-winner." I began attending Al-Anon meetings in 1989 and six months later, as I watched my new friends heal and move forward in their lives, I realized something else was seriously wrong with me. I crawled into AA after persistent coaxing from friends and professionals. Over the past two decades I've become "bilingual" as I immersed myself in both programs.

It is from this vantage point, as someone equally committed to both AA and Al-Anon, that I am writing about the Big Book chapter, "To Wives." My AA home group recently read this is chapter—although... Login to read more
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