For the Professional & Students
Please note that Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship. All meetings are closed* to observers, unless otherwise indicated on the meeting list as open. Anniversary Meetings listed on our Events page are also open meetings. Please respect our privacy and our traditions.
*Closed Meetings are closed to observers only. They are always open to anyone who is personally affected by someone else’s drinking. See this: Fact Sheet for Professionals
DID YOU KNOW?
- Al-Anon is an international fellowship.
- Al-Anon’s membership requirement is that there be a drinking problem in a relative or friend.
- Al-Anon is free and non-professional.
- Al-Anon has a Public Outreach service that provides information to professionals.
- Al-Anon publishes Al-Anon Speaks Out, a free biannual newsletter for members of the professional community.
- Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for teenage members of the family.
- Al-Anon groups for adult children, parents, men and other special focus groups function under the umbrella of Al-Anon Family Groups.
- Al-Anon/Alateen has a Lone Member Service for those unable to attend a meeting.
- Al-Anon/Alateen holds open meetings which professionals are invited to attend.
- Al-Anon/Alateen has 24-hour toll free 800 numbers for a free introductory packet of literature for professionals:USA 800-356-9996
IF YOU ARE:
- a member of the business community;
- a physician and/or health care worker;
- a law and/or law enforcement professional;
- a member of the mental health field; a member of the clergy; educator; or a Student and would like further information about Al-Anon or Alateen, please contact us:
phone: (914) 946-1748
Adapted from Al-Anon Speaks To You, The Professional (P-58). Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
The 1999 Al-Anon/Alateen Membership Survey revealed that 51% of our members were referred to Al-Anon by professionals. Many Al-Anon members continue to seek professional assistance in addition to regular attendance at meetings. The role between Al-Anon and the professional community has always been one of interchange, cooperation and support.
Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen, has been in existence for 50 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Today, there are nearly 30,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries.