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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 09:34 AM
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If you're in an Al Anon meeting, and someone presents a program that is based on what is
clearly NOT Conference Approved Literature, do you know of a polite way to handle it?

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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:38 AM
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1. No

I have been in the rooms for a long time and I simply say: This is not conference approved literature. We don't discuss it here.

You don't get sober and/or sane to act like a wimp. Speak up if someone is pushing literature that is not acceptable.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 05:30 AM
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2. I once went to an Al Anon meeting straight from AA and had a couple of my AA books with me.
I came in and sat down and I was told to take my "non approved" books off of the table. I felt awful. I don't think it hurts to be polite. A little sensitivity goes a long way in the rooms, since you never know how hard a place someone else is coming from. :(
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Tripod Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 12:31 AM
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3. That is a lot of hearts,
I might have been turned off from that group forever.
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