Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution: does not engage in any controversy;
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend
" Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA."
Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen, has been in existence for over 50 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today, there are over 26,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries. Our meetings are anonymous and confidential.
Al-Anon and Alateen Members are Helped When They:
Al-Anon and Alateen Groups Do Not:
First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery Podcasts here (A series of podcasts specially recorded to introduce you to Al-Anon meetings)