Strong family support has been identified as one of the most important factors to overall physician health and well-being, as well as that of the other medical professionals. In the past, through a partnership with the Alliance of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama a booklet entitled, “Medical Malpractice: Anatomy of an Alabama Law Suit and How to Cope When Your Physician Spouse is Sued” has been published and is available to medical families in Alabama.
Al-Anon and Alateen At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations. Younger family members and friends attend Alateen meetings.
They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.
Sponsorship gives members an opportunity to get personal support from someone more experienced in the program. These relationships are voluntary. Members ask another member to be their Sponsor when they believe that person will be suitable as a mentor in applying the program.