WelcomeWhen Anyone Anywhere Reaches Out For Help...Let The Hand Of Al-Anon and Alateen Always Be There
The 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; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. 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.
“Suggested Al-Anon Preamble to the Twelve Steps” Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA
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Founded in 1951, Al–Anon/Alateen, Al–Anon Family Groups, and Al–Anon are different names for a “worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. The Al–Anon mission is Strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.
- Are You Troubled By Someone Else’s Drinking? 20 questions that may help to determine if Al-Anon is for you.
- Did You Grow Up With A Problem Drinker? 20 questions that may determine if alcoholism affected your childhood.
- FAQs about Al-Anon: These are some of the most common questions asked by those who want to know more our fellowship.
- The Al-Anon Twelve Steps & Traditions
- Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism (PDF) : Articles by members who share their experience, strength, and hope and other articles on how the program works.
- Detachment (PDF): What does it mean to detach with love?
- First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery: Audio podcasts from Al-Anon members who share their experience, strength and hope on different topics.
- Using Al-Anon’s Steps in Our Personal Lives: Podcasts from Al-Anon members on how they practice the Twelve Steps.