Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups hold weekly meetings for the relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve problems associated with the family disease of alcoholism. We believe the disease affects all members of the family, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al-Anon is not affiliated with any outside entity or religious organization. We do not engage in any public issues nor endorse or oppose any other causes. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon accepts voluntary contributions from its members.
Al-Anon has one purpose: to help families and friends of alcoholics. We do this by studying and practicing the Twelve Steps. We welcome all families and friends of alcoholics. Finally, we offer understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
If you are concerned with someone else’s drinking, the Al-Anon program can help you. Al-Anon was founded over 50 years ago by families of alcoholics who had found recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, many Al-Anon/Alateen members are finding serenity despite a friend or family member having an active drinking problem or a struggle with sobriety.
In Al-Anon we learn that we are powerless to control an alcoholic’s drinking. Acceptance enables us to progress with the program, and until we stop trying to control, we will continue to live with the frustration that made us seek Al-Anon. Once we learn to let go of our distorted thinking, the loving concern and help of the other members will provide strong support. This, in turn, helps us understand what the Al-Anon program can do for us and for the quality of our lives.