Welcome to Al-Anon
Who We Are:
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 and we welcome you to Al-Anon
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.
Al-Anon Is a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength and hope. Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.
Al-Anon Is Not a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.
Al-Anon’s Three Legacies:
Al-Anon’s program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Steps are the foundation for personal recovery in Al-Anon, and the Traditions help Al-Anon groups sustain their unity and fellowship. The Twelve Concepts of Service provide guidance for service in the Al-Anon fellowship.
If you are new to Al-Anon Family Groups, welcome to Al-Anon, and you may want to begin with this video from our friends at Al-Anon World Service.
So, you read our Welcome To Al-Anon page, what should you do next?
- New to the idea of Al-Anon? Do you want to learn more about Al-Anon?
- If you are new to the program, pick out a meeting to attend from our Meeting List tab Meeting Lists
- And learn more by checking the pages under our About Al-Anon tab About Al-Anon and Is Al-Anon for you? Is Al-Anon for You?
- If you are a teen or the parent or guardian of a teen, take a look at the Teenagers tab Teenagers
- While women constitute the majority of our members, men should take a closer look at the Men tab Is Al-Anon for Men?
- Are you a professional who wants to know more to help out your client and patients?
- Professionals or students should look at the professional tab Professionals Page
- Are you already an Al-Anon member?
- Have you been in the program for 6 months?
- Check out the Twelfth Step tab 12th Step
- Is Spanish is your preferred language?
- Si el español es su idioma preferido, entonces mire la página en español Español
The Al-Anon Declaration:
Let It Begin With Me.
When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,
let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there,
and Let It Begin With Me.
Leave a message for us at: (914) 946-1748
Send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org