WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This is the first pamphlet in the Professional Packet (K-30) & the AFG program is not described as a therapy group, but rather as a Community Resource. In fact, so far the only literature I’ve seen that mentions Al-Anon as therapy is in The Al-Anon Family Groups (Classic Edition) (B-5) – see page 151. Nowadays, I see the term “mutual support” &, of course, AFG can never be considered a self-help program because it’s a we program!
2. There’s a figure quoted in this pamphlet from a 2006 AFG survey that about a third of members are referred by professionals. That’s more than I thought.
**BONUS: I’ve done a little bit more research on members referred by professionals & according to the latest survey from 2012, this number is now up to almost 50%! There are nine categories of different types of professionals that are doing the referring. Click here to see the survey results yourself: AFG Members’ Website