The Al-Anon Dos and Don'ts


  • Do forgive
  • Do be humble
  • Do take it easy — tension is harmful
  • Do play — find recreation and hobbies
  • Do keep on trying whenever you fail
  • Do learn the facts about alcoholism
  • Do attend Al-Anon meetings often
  • Do pray


  • Don't be self-righteous
  • Don't try to dominate, nag, scold and complain
  • Don't lose your temper
  • Don't try to push anyone but yourself
  • Don't keep bringing up the past
  • Don't keep checking up on the alcoholic
  • Don't wallow in self-pity
  • Don't make threats you don't intend to carry out
  • Don't be over-protective
  • Don't be a doormat