Information for Professionals
Al-Anon Family Groups, which include Alateen, has been in existence for over 55 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today, there are over 24,500 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 135 countries. Our meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.
Fourty-four percent of Al-Anon members report that a professional has at some point encouraged them to attend their first Al-Anon meeting. Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are compatible with all types of counseling and medical treatment.
For further information check the "Alaska Meetings" Section of this website, the How to locate a meeting section of the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc site, or call 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666), US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm ET. ( IMPORTANT: This links to a site outside of Alaska Area Al-Anon. We have provided this link to offer you the most information on Al-Anon Alateen Family Groups.)
Resources for Professionals
Counselors, therapists and others in a range of professions encourage the friends and families of problem drinkers to attend Al-Anon meetings, where clients and patients can find understanding and support that complements and reinforces professional treatment.
To assist professionals, Al-Anon Family Groups offers a variety of resources