Al-Anon Meetings in Shippensburg
- Friday- 8:00 PM, Annex Building, Corner of King and Prince Streets, OD
Al-Anon Meetings in Chambersburg
- Monday – Chambersburg, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Avenue, 8:00PM
- Wednesday – Chambersburg, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Avenue, 8:00PM
- Thursday – Chambersburg, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, 12:00PM
- Thursday – Waynesboro, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 South Church Street, 8:00PM
Al-Anon Meetings in Carlisle
- Tuesday- 8:00 PM, Carlisle Area Group, Grace UMC basement, West and Pomfret Streets, CD
- Friday- 7:30 PM , Happy Destiny Group, Stevens Center, 33 State Road, OD
Type of Meeting
+ C - Closed* meetings
+ O - Open meetings
+ S - Speaker meetings
+ A - AA Anniversaries
+ 12 - Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions meetings
+ B - Beginners meetings
+ L - AA Literature meetings
+ BB- Big Book meetings
+ P - Promises meetings
**Closed meetings are restricted to AA members ONLY......persons who have " a desire to stop drinking ". Guest, family members, and friends are welcome to attend Open Meetings.
ALL MEETINGS ARE NO SMOKING
Signs and Symptoms of an Alcoholic
Before treatment or recovery, most people with alcoholism deny that they have a drinking problem. Other signs of alcoholism and alcohol abuse include:
- Drinking alone or in secret
- Being unable to limit the amount of alcohol you drink
- Not remembering conversations or commitments, sometimes referred to as "blacking out"
- Making a ritual of having drinks before, with or after dinner and becoming annoyed when this ritual is disturbed or questioned
- Losing interest in activities and hobbies that used to bring pleasure
- Feeling a need or compulsion to drink
- Irritability when your usual drinking time nears, especially if alcohol isn't available
- Keeping alcohol in unlikely places at home, at work or in the car
- Gulping drinks, ordering doubles, becoming intoxicated intentionally to feel good or drinking to feel "normal"
- Having legal problems or problems with relationships, employment or finances
- Building a tolerance to alcohol so that you need an increasing number of drinks to feel alcohol's effects
- Experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms — such as nausea, sweating and shaking — if you don't drink
People who abuse alcohol may experience many of the same signs and symptoms as people who are dependent on alcohol. However, alcohol abusers don't feel the same compulsion to drink and usually don't experience physical withdrawal symptoms when they don't drink. A dependence on alcohol also creates a tolerance to alcohol and the inability to control your drinking.
If you've ever wondered if your own alcohol consumption crosses the line of abuse or dependence, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you need a drink as soon as you get up?
- Do you feel guilty about your drinking?
- Do you think you need to cut back on your alcohol consumption?
- Are you annoyed when other people comment on or criticize your drinking habits?
If you answered yes to two or more questions, it's likely that you have a problem with alcohol. Even one yes answer may indicate a problem.
For more information visit the Mayo Clinic website at http://www.mayoclinic.com