New to Al-Anon
Since 1951 Al-Anon, which includes Alateen for younger members, has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people.
Alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.
Who is Al-Anon for?
Do I have to say anything at a meeting?
It is your choice to speak or not during the meetings. Newcomers are welcomed to meetings, usually provided with literature and a local meeting list, and invited to listen and learn. Some meetings offer beginners' meetings, specifically for newcomers. Members are available to answer questions before or after the meetings.
Will anyone say I've been there?
One of the Al-Anon program's basic principles is that of anonymity. Meetings are confidential, and we do not disclose whom we see or what we hear at meetings to anyone.
When you are not able to attend or would like to listen to a live meeting