Members Share

Sharing our experiences plays an important role in our literature and meetings. Whether spoken or written, our personal stories offer newcomers the chance to recognise that they are not alone, that others have been where they are now. This is often a source of great relief and gives hope.

Many groups have regular speaker meetings and some are even dedicated to this format. Those invited are not professional speakers. They may have been in the program for mere weeks or months. Or they may be long-time members. They are just fellow members who wish to share how they found Al-Anon/Alateen, how the program has helped in applying our principles to all aspects of their life.

Would you like to share your own story?

Would you like to share your personal story on the Ontario South website? Please contact our website coordinator for more information. We would love to include your experience, strength and hope on these pages. Full anonymity is of course guaranteed. Alternatively, you can contribute to the international blog on the WSO website at

There is a different topic every month, but of course  you can also write about Al-Anon’s three Legacies. Sharings on the Member Blog may be used in future Al-Anon publications.  New topics are being added each month!

Copy-right notice

The articles below were written by members for the Al-Anon monthly magazine The Forum. They may be reproduced in their entirety without alteration using the following credit line: Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


This month’s sharings:

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3