Hope for Today


Author: Al Anon Family Groups

Available in Hardcover or Large Print Softcover

Hope for Today  is a collection of daily thoughts and meditations based on the sharings of Al‑Anon members who grew up with the family disease of alcoholism.   While the Al‑Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of equals, ours is an incredibly diverse membership.   Alcoholism does not discriminate.   Its devastation affects everyone close to the drinker.   However, for those who grew up in an alcoholic home, one of the primary differences is that as children we lived with alcoholism through no choice of our own.   With parents and siblings also trapped in this family disease, we had no frame of reference for healthy behavior.

To meet the expressed need of our fellowship, the 1997 World Service Conference, Al‑Anon’s largest group conscience, passed a motion “to give conceptual approval to develop a daily reader for Al‑Anon adult children.”   A call for sharings was issued throughout the fellowship and the Conference Approval process began.

As this book developed, however, something amazing happened.   Though it definitely meets the Conference charge that it is “for Al‑Anon adult children,” it is much more than that.   The powerful examples of recovery, use of Al‑Anon tools, and love of our fellowship included in these pages are universal.   They transcend boundaries and limitations.   The topics cover a range of issues for all Al‑Anon members, as well as anyone seeking insight into, or recovery from, the family disease of alcoholism.