Recently, I was walking my Golden Retriever and slipped on some ice that was covered by a thin layer of snow. I pulled on my dog’s leash and it steadied me. I didn’t fall. It occurred to me that, like that leash, I can use the tools in Al Anon to keep me on my feet. You see, at the time, my husband of 46 years had been told by the ER doctor that, if he continued to drink, the next drink could kill him. Al‑Anon assured me that, if he slipped, I wasn’t going to fall. Instead, I could “Let Go and Let God.” I have tools to guide me, so that I can stay on own my path to recovery.

By Janet C., Saskatchewan

The Forum, March 2018