Support group for Al-Anon with interpreters – Austin

Support group for Al-Anon with interpreters

Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be providing
sign language interpreters for Al-Anon support group meeting on November 5,
12, 19, and 26, 2010 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill
Road, Austin, Texas Group #63811 at 6 p.m.

What is Al-Anon? Al-Anon is for person who worries or is concern about
family or love one who drinks too much. Is Al-Anon for you? Read the
questions below:

Is someone’s drinking getting to you?

Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close.

The following questions are designed to help you decide whether or not you
need Al-Anon:

Do you worry about how much someone else drinks?
Do you feel if the drinker loved you, he or she would stop drinking to
please you?
Do you have money problems because of someone else’s drinking?
Are plans frequently upset or cancelled or meals delayed because of the
Do you tell lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking?
Do you secretly try to smell the drinker’s breath?
Do you blame the drinker’s behaviour on his or her companions?
Do you search for hidden alcohol?
Do you make threats, such as “If you don’t stop drinking, I’ll leave you?”
Do you often ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking?
Are you afraid to upset someone for fear it will set off a drinking bout?
Have you refused social invitations out of fear or anxiety?
Have you been hurt or embarrassed by a drinker’s behaviour?
Do you think that if the drinker stopped drinking, your other problems would
be solved?
Are holidays and gatherings spoiled because of drinking?
Have you considered calling the police for help in fear of abuse?
Do you sometimes feel like a failure when you think of the lengths that you
have gone to, to control the drinker?
Do you even threaten to hurt yourself to scare the drinker?
Do you feel angry, confused or depressed most of the time?
Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?
If you answer Yes to three or more of these questions then Al-Anon Family
Groups may be able to help you!

For more information about Al-Anon, go to

Submitted by
Doug Rollins
Email: [email protected]

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