When I first came to AA, I heard there were a couple of hundred Anonymous 12 Step Programs that were spawned by people using AA's format for their problems... I checked out a few of them, thinking... "Dang! I got so many problems I'll probably qualify for all of them!"
A lot of them could have come under the same umbrella of "Victims Anonymous!"...
There was one, that an AA guy that I knew was trying to start... He said it was called "A HA!" for Adult Husbands of Al-Anons! He was a good AA and she a good Al-Anon, and they had Ala-Teens in their family and they would go to conventions and speak as a family group. They had great stories... the guy had been sober about 12 years, very active in AA, and for some reason he got curious about meth... went out and tried some and lost it all. Family, business, home, sobriety, and then his life. Very sad story. Reminded me -- that I'm never home free -- in regards to my malady called MORE!
I wanted to try out one of those Sex Anonymous meetings... thought that might be kind of cool... (of course, that wasn't something that I ever got TOO much of... However.. I could have got arrested for Driving Under the Seat!)
I knew some Alkie Bro's that went to check out S/A. They thought they'd find a bunch of hot chicks in there that would want to 13th Step them as newcomers... -- and they said it turned out to be a bunch of ugly dudes in there telling what they said were gross perv stories!
That cured me, right there, when I heard that.
Hey, what was the topic here? I forgot!