We understand that this process is cumbersome and that these guidelines will require your advance planning. In order for Al-Anon/Alateen to continue to carry our message of hope to families and friends of alcoholics we must protect what is rightly ours. Much like with our Traditions–one violation can put our entire fellowship in jeopardy. (Example – If another organization quoted from one of our pamphlets or The Forum lobbying for legislation on alcohol, without our written permission, this quote could create the appearance of our lending support to an outside issue.) We can each do our part in assuring all that: When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and — Let It Begin With Me.