Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Next month, I will be celebrating 9 years in the AlAnon recovery program.
I cannot say how valuable the program has been to me. It literally saved life. You see, my codependency nearly killed me. When I entered the program, I was in a partnership with a man who did not contribute to the relationship. He was an opiate addict and I was his host. He had legal problems; I covered for him. He had secrets; I lied for him. He had addictions; I had love that could heal. He had no money; I had three jobs. He needed clothes and food and a home; I was happy to cover it all.