"Conciliation is the key to survival. Peace is the goal."
Haida Gwaii Traditional Circle of Elders
Cessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition. A doctor said to us, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill." Let families realize, as they start their journey, that all will not be fair weather. Each in his turn may be footsore and may straggle. There will be alluring shortcuts and by-paths down which they may wonder and lose their way.
Big Book pg. 122
Creator show us our place in the circle.